How Can Exercise Help With Fatigue?

If you are suffering from fatigue it can feel impossible to do any exercise. But doing regular exercise can actually improve energy levels.

Not only does regular exercise improve your energy, but it can also boost your mood, both of which contribute to better health and well-being.

Exercise is incredibly important for all ages and has endless benefits. 


Exercise causes our body to release endorphins. They are the body’s natural ‘happy’ hormone. Not only do they improve your mood they also increase our ability to exercise and help us to perform. 

Healthy heart

Exercise is proven to boost cardio health. This, in turn, builds up your endurance throughout the day. When you exercise, you help your body deliver oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. As well as this, your heart and cardio system work better.

And when your heart and lung health improve, you have more energy to tackle everyday tasks. For heart health, 30 mins exercise, 5 times a week is recommended.

Better Sleep

When you get a better quality of sleep, it leaves you feeling refreshed with more energy the next day. Exercise is proven to help you get a better night’s sleep. The WHO recommend 150 minutes of exercise a week to help with symptoms of insomnia and also an elevation in mood.

How Can Exercise Help With Fatigue?
How Can Exercise Help With Fatigue?

Clearer mind

Because of the endorphin release, after exercise, we feel more energetic and ready to tackle our to-do lists. Research has found that high-intensity training improves cognitive function and concentration. 

Better general health

People often think slimmer framed bodies don’t ‘need’ to exercise - wrong. No matter what your weight is, staying active boosts high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol), and it decreases unhealthy triglycerides. Keeping your blood flowing smoothly and your cholesterol down. 

Exercise also helps to prevent or manage many other health concerns:

  • Stroke
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • High blood pressure
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Many types of cancer
  • Arthritis


Laura Doyle

Mum of four, Gentle parent living on coffee and trying always to stay positive and motivate in the midst of the madness.

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