How does exercise help fatigue?

Intuit Fit Hanna Podcast

Episode 6: Exercise and Fatigue

Hey guys! Welcome to the Intuit Fit Hanna Podcast, Episode 6 where we will discuss how exercise can help with fatigue! We will discover the relationship between fatigue and exercise, and also discuss a few health conditions that may be underlying your fatigue! We will discuss the following questions in this episode:

  • Why am I so tired all the time?
  • Can exercise help reduce my feelings of fatigue?
  • Did you know that regularly experiencing fatigue symptoms may be a sign of potential health conditions that could be serious?
  • Did you know that over-exercising can cause fatigue symptoms?

Yoga Moment! Hanna Rodriguez

Today’s Yoga Moment:

Atha, “Readiness and Commitment.” Patanjali’s Sutra # 1 

In this and following episodes, I am introducing a moment to discuss yoga philosophy and how I am applying these principles in my life!


Guidelines for exercising to reduce fatigue:

  1. Exercise mindfully.
  2. Prioritize your rest and recovery time after workout!
  3. Light, daily exercise will improve your health.
  4. Strategize your exercise. 
  5. Be strategic with fueling to gain the most benefit. 
  6. Adequate Hydration. 

Disclaimer:

 I am not a healthcare provider of any kind. The following information is presented for informational and educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any health condition. Everyone’s body is unique and may respond differently to changes in exercise and lifestyle, and therefore I advise all people to make changes in accordance and with the guidance of a qualified, Licensed Healthcare professional. Please speak to your doctor or registered dietitian before changing your health behaviors or exercise choices.


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Hanna is a blogger, yogi, foodie, barista, and a student of life. She has a background in studying psychology and counseling. Hanna has finally accomplished her dream of becoming a certified ACE Health Coach and is now busy working on her plans to help people improve their healthy lifestyles. 

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Department of Health & Human Services, State Government of Victoria, Australia, (2015, June). Fatigue. Better Health Channel. [Website/blog article] Retrieved (August 19, 2017) from: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/fatigue

Fahmy, S. (2008, February 28) Low-Intensity Exercise Reduces Fatigue Symptoms by 65 Percent, Study Finds. [Blog Post] Retrieved (August 18, 2017) from: http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/low-intensity-exercise-reduces-fatigue-symptoms-by-65-percent-study-finds/

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Mayo Clinic Staff, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER), (2016, August 30). Diseases and Conditions: Chronic fatigue syndrome. Mayo Clinic. [Website Article]. Retrieved (August 19, 2017) from: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-fatigue-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20022009

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