ATHENS, Ga., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Pounding the pavement, not pounding down energy drinks, may be a better energy boost, University of Georgia researchers report.
New research suggests regular exercise can increase energy levels, even among people with chronic medical conditions associated with fatigue, WebMD.com said. UGA researchers in Athens, Ga., analyzed 70 studies on exercise and fatigue that involved more than 6,800 people.
Researcher Patrick O'Connor said more than 90 percent of the studies showed "(s)edentary people who completed a regular exercise program reported improved fatigue compared to groups that did not exercise." Results showed regular exercise increased energy levels and reduced fatigue for nearly every group originally studied.
While it might sound odd, O'Connor said expending energy through regular exercise might pay off with increased energy levels in the long run, WebMD.com said.
"(I)f you're physically inactive and fatigued," O'Connor said, "being just a bit more active will help."