‘If only I weren’t so tired’
It’s hard to believe when you’re reaching for the remote after a tiring day, but exercise will energise you. ‘You just need to take that first step out the door,’ says exercise psychologist Dr John Noble. Tell yourself that you can quit in 10 minutes if you feel too drained to carry on. Chances are, you’ll continue. And you’ll start to notice results after just a few sessions.
In a 2008 study at the University of Georgia in the US of healthy but fatigued adults, exercising three times a week for six weeks significantly improved subjects’ energy levels. And those doing low-intensity exercise such as walking saw the most benefits.