Low Intensity Exercise Can Reduce Tiredness By 65%, Says Study
The study conducted by the researchers of Georgia University has revealed that low-intensity workouts such as a leisurely stroll can reduce body tiredness (fatigue) by 65 percent, and could boost up body energy levels up to 20 percent.
Researchers disclosed this finding through an experiment involving 36 healthy young individuals who did not exercise regularly and remain always fatigued.
After exposing the group to 20 minutes of low-intensity aerobics three times a week for six weeks, the researchers determined that fatigue levels dropped by 65 percent and energy levels of the body increase by 20 percent.
Exercise acts directly on the central nervous system to increase energy and reduce fatigue.
Patrick O'Connor, co-director of the UGA Exercise Psychology Laboratory said, "Exercise is a way for people to feel more energetic. There's a scientific basis for it, and there are advantages to it compared to things like caffeine and energy drinks."
About 25 percent of the total population experience fatigue.
Researchers have suggested that to reduce fatigue or tiredness, one must do light exercise or regular normal walks.
The findings were published in the February issue of the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.