Feeling Fatigued? Try Exercise!
by Karen Asp
You're exhausted. Not only have the shorter days and lack of sunshine sapped your energy, you're also wiped out from the holidays. The last thing you want to do is exercise. Yet here's the irony: A new study confirms that just a little bit of physical activity -- even a brief stroll -- will combat fatigue and give you an instant rush of energy that will last for hours.
More Exercise, Less Fatigue
Researchers from the University of Georgia recently took 36 fatigued non-exercisers and assigned them to one of three groups. For six weeks, one group did 20 minutes of moderately intense exercise on an exercise bike three times a week, the second group did similar workouts but at a more leisurely pace, while the third group did no exercise.
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