YOU SAY ‘I’m too tired’

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WE SAY EX­ER­CISE WILL GIVE YOU more

EN­ERGY. A GOOD WORK­OUT IS PROVEN TO RE­LEASE EN­DOR­PHINS, WHICH TRIG­GER POS­I­TIVE FEEL­INGS. EX­ER­CISE CON­VERT SARAH WHIT­TING­TON,

39, IS PROOF OF THAT. ‘SIX YEARS AGO, I LED A SEDEN­TARY LIFESTYLE THAT LEFT ME FEEL­ING LETHAR­GIC,’ AD­MITS THE STAY-AT-HOME MUM FROM MAN­CHES­TER. ‘THE WAKE-UP CALL WAS WHEN I GOT DI­AG­NOSED WITH EN­DOMETRIO­SIS. THE GYM ISN’T FOR ME, SO I WENT TO A GROUP SES­SION IN THE PARK RUN BY BRI­TISH MIL­I­TARY FIT­NESS (BRITMILFIT.COM).

‘I’VE SINCE DIS­COV­ERED A PAS­SION FOR OUT­DOOR FIT­NESS AND GO FOUR TIMES A WEEK. I’VE LOST THREE-AND-A-HALF STONE AND FEEL LIKE A NEW WOMAN. I’VE GOT MORE EN­ERGY, I SLEEP BET­TER, MY BLOOD PRES­SURE IS LOWER AND MY EN­DOMETRIO­SIS SYMP­TOMS HAVE GONE.’

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