How Keeping Active Can Help With Fatigue

“Exercise especially boosts cardiovascular health & fitness & improves our body’s ability to circulate oxygen. This improves energy immediately, but over time we also feel less tired when we’re in better physical condition. Normal, daily tasks are easier & less draining when we’re physically fit” [1]

 So How Does Exercise Affect Our Energy Levels & Fatigue?

 When it comes to our energy levels, various different hormones are affected by our stress levels, and how much exercise we undertake. Of note, there is an intricate interplay between hormones, stress and energy. For example, when we keep active by walking, swimming, and doing other forms of exercise, our body releases small amounts of the stress hormones, adrenaline and noradrenaline [1].

This scenario explains why even if we feel drained, when we get up to do some form of exercise, we suddenly transform how we feel both mentally and physically, in a positive way. So to that end, exercise is an excellent tool to battle the stress which drains us and envelops us in fatigue. And while it has to be said that exercise, particularly heavy exercise, can exhaust our energy levels; nonetheless, research has shown that consistent regular exercise will help to keep us in good form, and ultimately help us shed off our fatigue [1].

Time to Get Moving!

“Research published in the Psychological Bulletin analysed 70 studies on exercise & fatigue. These involved more than 6,800 people. In over 90% of these studies, it was found that regular exercise improved fatigue when compared to groups that did not exercise” [2].

 This result is partly due to the fact that exercising empowers us to metabolise energy in a more effective manner. For instance, the more exercise we undertake, the greater the numbers of mitochondria (cellular power houses where chemical processed convert food into energy) [2].

 Being Active & Having Lots of Energy Necessitates Being in Good Shape

 Unfortunately, many people suffer with painful, inflamed joints; fibromyalgia, and other painful conditions, that they have not been able to resolve, and this can mean they become inactive. To that end, having an accurate diagnosis (either online or in-person) by a Pain Specialist, is the smart way to go. – And this should be done as soon as possible, before the condition deteriorates and does permanent damage. The Pain Consultant will review your medical record, ask you various questions pertaining to your pain, and if necessary, arrange an examination and tests. They will then put you on a Personalised Treatment Program which may include multiple cutting-edge treatments and therapies.



[1]. ISSA (2019). “How to Exercise to Increase Energy and Beat Fatigue.”

[2]. Thornton, E. (2019). “5 ways exercise can make you feel less tired.”