Excuse no. 2 not to exercise – “I’m too tired”

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This is a very common excuse/reason not to exercise. We all lead busy lives. We juggle work commitments, children, hobbies, households duties and so on, it’s rush, rush, rush.

“Fatigue is often a real barrier. You might get home from work at the end of the day and feel worn out, but often you are just experiencing mental fatigue. If you do go out and exercise, you’ll find you’re invigorated and it will give you a whole load more energy. It’s a nice paradox that exercise will relieve that tiredness.”   Dr Clare Stevinson, Loughborough University.

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The BBC says that exercise is known to boost performance at work, and counter lethargy, stress and depression.

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The NHS website says:

Perk up with exercise

You might feel too tired to exercise, but regular exercise will make you feel less tired in the long run and you’ll have more energy. Even a single 15-minute walk can give you an energy boost, and the benefits increase with more frequent physical activity.

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Exercise can release both endorphins and serotonin into the blood and these are the ‘feel good chemicals’ . Physical exercise can make us tired for a short while, but what we normally refer to as being tired is a combination of mental fatigue and stress, both of these can be helped with moderate exercise each day.

Even better than exercising alone is exercising in a group, it is often easier to keep motivated when doing activities with others and the chatting while walking can stop it feeling like exercise!

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One thought on “Excuse no. 2 not to exercise – “I’m too tired”

    2013 Goals: Time | said:
    January 16, 2014 at 3:04 am

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