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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