How a Little Exercise Can Help with Fatigue

Each afternoon, the fog creeps in. Not the kind you see on a mountain or next to the sea - the kind that creeps into your mind and zaps away your energy. Reaching for a latte and candy bar is one option to boost your energy, but there are better ways to re-energise and face the rest of your day.

It might seem like the best thing to help you recharge would be to take a nap. While most adults don't have the privilege of a midday nap-time, luckily a little bit of exercise can also recharge your empty batteries and get you through the afternoon slump.

Here's how:

  • Exercise triggers chemical reactions in the brain that release endorphins (natural mood-boosting energy) to restore and refresh the brain.
  • Exercise can be a form of meditation. The repetitive movement and focus on your breath creates a meditative mindset that refreshes the brain and creates energy.
  • Exercise raises your heart rate. This blood flow increases the oxygen supply in your brain and wakes you up.

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Exercises to Improve Focus

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When TV newscaster Diane Sawyer was asked the secret to her success, she said, "I think the one lesson I've learned is there is no substitute for paying attention."
Did you know improving your focus can be done with different types of simple exercises? It’s true. Something as simple as getting exercise on a daily basis or chewing gum can improve your brain function, which leads to better focus. Most of the time, focus exercises take less than ten minutes to do.
Check out these to get you started:
• Mutter to yourself. It might seem like you’re crazy but talking to yourself either out loud or not, helps you pay attention, calms you emotionally and tells you to act.
• (Check out the 8 ways to make your brain smarter)
• Trade your caffeine for cardio. Caffeine gives you a boost, which makes it easier to concentrate. But you might find it harder to focus when you’re not buzzed. A better way to keep your mind stimulated is with physical exercise. Exercise...

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