3. Exercise Gives You Energy
You might be surprised at how, say, popping in a workout DVD
for 30 minutes in the morning can change your whole day. When endorphins
are released into your bloodstream during exercise, says Astorino,
"you feel much more energized the rest of the day."
And when you improve your strength and stamina, it's easier to
accomplish everyday tasks like carrying groceries and climbing stairs.
This also helps you feel more energetic over the course of the day.
A common excuse among Atkinson's clients is that they're too
tired to exercise, he says. While exercise may make you feel more
tired at first, he says, that won't last long.
The physical tiredness you feel after working out isn't the same
as everyday fatigue, he says. Besides, once your body adjusts to
exercise, you'll have more energy than ever.