Regular Exercise Reduces Fatigue

Posted on November 10, 2006  Comments (5)

Regular Exercise Plays A Consistent And Significant Role In Reducing Fatigue:

Health professionals encourage regular exercise to prevent or improve symptoms of conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity, but the scientific evidence on whether exercise increases or reduces fatigue had never been reviewed quantitatively. O’Connor, kinesiology professor Rod Dishman and lead author Tim Puetz, who recently completed his doctoral work at UGA, analyzed 70 randomized, controlled trials that enrolled a total of 6,807 subjects. They found strong support for the role of exercise in reducing fatigue.

For myself this seems true. But what seems true for me doesn’t mean much.

“We live in a society where people are always looking for the next sports drink, energy bar or cup of coffee that will give them the extra edge to get through the day,” Puetz said. “But it may be that lacing up your tennis shoes and getting out and doing some physical activity every morning can provide that spark of energy that people are looking for.”

I also believe we too often look for pills to give us health rather than what I think would be better – exercise, eating right, getting enough sleep…

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5 Responses to “Regular Exercise Reduces Fatigue”

  1. Curious Cat: Treadmill Desks
    May 15th, 2007 @ 4:46 pm

    “Someone suggested that getting some activity at lunch would help me feel more energized. It worked. If nothing else walk around at lunch…”

  2. CuriousCat: Nature Recreation Declining
    February 6th, 2008 @ 8:02 am

    “We recently wrote a review paper looking at this phenomenon as well as at the effects of videophilia on childhood development. These effects are substantial and include obesity, attentional disorders, lack of socialization and poor academic performance…”

  3. Sree
    February 21st, 2008 @ 12:45 pm

    Regular exercise increases stamina. Using MHR and RPE numbers helps one determine one’s limits. Nowadays, a plethora of machines have een launched to cater to the various needs of people. The latest I have heard about is a Stepmill. Similar to a treadmill, it actually brings a cycle of steps. I think that interval training and yoga exercises are very effective. I really think people need to exercise more to keep their body under control other than only eating pills. Pills are okay, but it reduces the body effficiency as the body becomes ‘lazy’ in a way and becomes completely dependent on pills.

  4. CuriousCat: Exercise to Reduce Fatigue
    March 2nd, 2008 @ 1:13 pm

    “If fatigue hounds your days, a little exercise may shoo it away without leaving you drenched with sweat. So say University of Georgia researchers…”

  5. Exercise: Swimming | Living in Johor Bahru
    October 13th, 2011 @ 12:04 am

    Now I have a pool an elevator ride away. I have been swimming several times a week for a few weeks now. I still can’t get very far. Which is good in that I get an aerobic workout really quick, because I am such an inefficient swimmer. But also bad in that I get don’t a very long aerobic workout…

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