You may be worried about having enough energy to exercise. These tips can help.
And remember this: Exercise can actually give you more energy. After they start to be more active, most people feel more energetic throughout the day.
Eat a balanced diet
Unless you're exercising for an hour or more, you don't need to eat more calories or eat special foods for energy. A balanced diet will give most people the energy they need for physical activity.
Drink plenty of fluids
Many people do not drink enough fluids to balance the loss from sweating from physical activity. To protect yourself from dehydration:
Make sure you're rested
If you feel weak and tired but aren't sick:
If you feel weak and tired because of a cold or the flu:
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine|
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Heather Chambliss, PhD - Exercise Science|
|Last Revised||November 18, 2010|
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