Here’s another reason to exercise. A new study finds that low-intensity aerobic exercise can increase energy levels and decrease fatigue.
Researchers at the University of Georgia found that when a group of sedentary people did low-intensity aerobic exercise for 20 minutes three times a week for six weeks, their fatigue levels dropped by 65 per cent and their energy levels rose by 20 per cent.
The study participants were all healthy but reported persistent fatigue. The authors believe that about 25 per cent of the population suffers from this type of fatigue. Their conclusion is that people who feel tired should see exercise not as a fatiguing but as an energizing activity.