So long as you are able to walk and attend to your business, it
is folly to say that you need ardent spirits to keep you alive. The constitution that a person has should be nourished and
cherished....and whenever we take anything into the system to force and stimulate it beyond it's
natural capacity it shortens life.- Brigham Young (1801 -1877)
Researchers at the University of Georgia discovered that exercise can actually give you a bigger
boost than the so called "energy drinks".
"A lot of times when people are fatigued the last thing they want
to do is exercise," said professor Patrick O'Connor, co-director of the UGA exercise psychology laboratory. "But
if you're physically inactive and fatigued, being just a bit more active will help."
Sedentary people who completed a regular exercise program reported reduced fatigue compared to groups that did not
exercise. The study, published in the November 2006 issue of the Journal Psychological Bulletin, found that the effect
of exercise was stronger than treatment with stimulants such as the narcolepsy drug Modafinil. Specifically, exercise increased
energy and reduced fatigue by 0.37 standard deviations when compared to control groups, whereas participants in a previous
study taking the narcolepsy drug modafinil had an improvement of 0.23 standard deviations.
This included groups ranging from healthy adults to cancer patients to those with chronic conditions
such as diabetes and heart disease.... all benefited from exercise.
actually makes perfect sense when you think the only real safe energy comes from calories, when digested and given off
as heat equals to the amount of energy we have to use in our bodily systems.
Any energy in the form of pills or drinks acts by stealing energy from your own energy reserves.
This is why after the chemicals have left your body you feel even more tired. Hence what science has been telling us for years
is true and is part of the law of thermo dynamics "energy can never be created or destroyed". These stimulants
are simply releasing the energy/stress hormones norepinephrine and epinephrine at an unsafe alarming rate.
In today's society where people are always looking for
the magic bullet disguised in a pill or can. The reality is exercise may be just what the doctor ordered. Selected parts
of this article were reprinted from an atricle found at www.researchmagazine.uga.edu