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Movement Decreases Fatigue

Posted on August 14, 2012 at 5:06 PM
Feeling fatigued?  Too tired to exercise?  It doesn't take a lengthy gym session to build better health, and studies have shown that in fact, movement creates more energy than any stimulant.

According to Eva Cwynar, M.D., even just getting up and moving across a room and taking a few steps can help you feel more energetic.

A study published in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics in 2008, reported that inactive people who normally complained of fatigue could increase their energy levels by 20 percent and DECREASE fatigue by as much as 65 percent, simply by taking part in regular, low intensity exercise!

The science behind it:
"Deep into the cellular level of our bodies are cells called mitochondria, which are energy-producing organs found in every single cell.  The more you move around, the more mitochondria your body makes to meet the energy needs.  The more mitochondria you have, the greater the boost to your metabolism, and the greater your ability to produce more energy." -The Fatigue Solution

So the next time you are feeling run down and sleepy, feeling guilty because you didn't work out, or thinking of reaching for a sugary stimulant, make it a point to get up and move. 



 

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