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Why am I so tired after exercising?
- By Howard E. LeWine, MD, Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing
Q. I used to get invigorated after exercising. Now, if I exercise three days in a row, I actually feel more fatigued the rest of the day. What might have changed?
A. With so much emphasis placed on increasing physical activity, we hear little about the downside of doing too much.
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