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Home > Health Library > Quick Tips: Having Enough Energy to Stay Active
You may be worried about having enough energy to exercise. These tips can help.
And remember this: Exercise can actually give you more energy. After they start to be more active, most people feel more energetic throughout the day.
Unless you're exercising for an hour or more, you don't need to eat more calories or eat special foods for energy. A balanced diet will give most people the energy they need for physical activity.
Many people do not drink enough fluids to balance the loss from sweating from physical activity. To protect yourself from dehydration:
If you feel weak and tired but aren't sick:
If you feel weak and tired because of a cold or the flu:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerElizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal Medicine
Current as ofDecember 7, 2017
Current as of:
December 7, 2017
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Elizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal Medicine
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