Fleming et al. (1) conducted a Meta-analysis and found the following results: significant, large, heterogeneous reductions in feelings of fatigue (Δ=0.93, 95%CI: 0.21, 1.66; z=2.52, p≤0.012; N=3, n = 161). And demonstrated a significant, large, heterogeneous increase in feelings of energy (Δ = 1.49, 95%CI: 0.67, 2.30; z = 3.57, p < 0.001; N = 2, n = 116).
Quality of evidence
B – Moderate
Strength of recommendation
1 – Strong
Physical activity can improve fatigue and increase energy levels, further high quality RCTs are required.
1) Fleming KM, Herring MP. The effects of pilates on mental health outcomes: A meta-analysis of controlled trials. Complement Ther Med. 2018 Apr;37:80-95. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2018.02.003. Epub 2018 Feb 13. PMID: 29609943.