Does Exercise Actually Boost Energy Levels?

Can exercise boost energy levels? Discover how regular workouts improve cardiovascular health, alertness, and mood for long-term energy gains.

Anju Mobin - Writer for Trim Down Club
By Anju Mobin
Davor Štefanović - Editor for Trim Down Club
Edited by Davor Štefanović

Published April 26, 2023.

There's no doubt that exercise offers numerous benefits. But how do you feel at the end of your workout? Exhausted or perhaps more energized?

While you may feel tired or even drained immediately after exercising, engaging in regular workouts will actually make you feel more energized in the long run.

How Does Exercise Increase Energy?

You might wonder how long it takes for exercise to boost your energy. Even while lounging on a couch, simply getting up and moving around can make you feel more energetic.

Within the first 10 minutes of starting an exercise, you may find yourself feeling more alert and focused, as increased blood flow reaches your brain.

During physical activity, your body releases stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. Exercise also elevates your heart rate. As you maintain a consistent exercise routine, your cardiovascular health improves, which in turn enhances your body's ability to circulate oxygen. When your cells receive ample oxygen, your energy levels and endurance increase significantly.

Furthermore, exercise stimulates the production of endorphins, your brain's feel-good neurotransmitters. This not only elevates your energy levels but also improves your mood.

The Long-term Benefits of Exercise

It's normal to feel tired immediately after a workout. However, regular exercise contributes to higher overall energy levels in the long run by improving cardiovascular health, increasing alertness, and boosting endorphin production.

To avoid overexertion or injury, start with small amounts of exercise and gradually increase the intensity and duration of your workouts.

If you're seeking a quick and effective workout, consider trying TDC's One-and-Done 7-minute workouts. This brief yet potent interval training program consists of three sets of 20-second high-intensity exercises, alternating with active rest periods of 60 seconds each.

These workouts are suitable for all ages and will help you lose weight safely and consistently.