Are you tired? Exercise can help

Are you physically tired, feeling sluggish, and sleepy? The best thing to do is exercise. Doing so will give you more energy than sitting.

Studies have found that the blood and oxygen flow through the body will give you more energy and improve your mood, and the increase in endorphin levels can contribute to a feeling of well-being.

“Both sleep and exercise are main behaviors that contribute to physical and mental health,” says Kelly Glazer Baron, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and sleep researcher at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.

Her research has found that clocking at least seven hours of sleep can actually help you work out longer and harder the next day. And the exercise/sleep equation goes both ways—people with insomnia who started a regular aerobic exercise program improved the quality of their sleep and felt less tired during the day.

Workouts that boost energy, strengthen the heart and give more stamina

  • Running / jogging
  • Walking briskly.
  • Climbing stairs at work.
  • Playing sports such as tennis, basketball, soccer or racquetball

Workout to help ease symptoms of depression

  • Walking
  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Rowing
  • Swimming
  • Jumping Rope

Workout to improve mood and symptoms of anxiety and depression

  • yoga

Most important, maintain a healthy diet, cut out the sweets, and increase protein to rebuild muscles to reap the most benefits from workouts

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