Skip to Content
Home > Health Resources > Quick Tips: Having Enough Energy to Stay Active
View Additional Section Content
You may be worried
about having enough energy to exercise. These tips can help.
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
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerHeather Chambliss, PhD - Exercise Science
Current as ofMay 27, 2016
Current as of:
May 27, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Heather Chambliss, PhD - Exercise Science
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2016 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Our interactive Decision Points guide you through making key health decisions by combining medical information with your personal information.
You'll find Decision Points to help you answer questions about:
Get started learning more about your health!
Our Interactive Tools can help you make smart decisions for a healthier life. You'll find personal calculators and tools for health and fitness, lifestyle checkups, and pregnancy.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
2700 Clay Edwards Drive, Ste 240, North Kansas City, MO 64116