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You may be worried
about having enough energy to exercise. These tips can help.
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
October 26, 2011
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Heather Chambliss, PhD - Exercise Science
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