The Benefits of Regular Exercise

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Why Exercise?

When you hear the word exercise, how does that make you feel? Happy, excited, scared, or nervous? IT is okay to feel all of these emotions. We all work out for different reasons. For me, I work out for fun and as a stress reliever. By exercising frequently your body releases endorphins, which makes your body and mind feel good. Exercise can help distract your mind and body, which then helps the body forget about the challenges it’s going through and only focus on the present. We all need a little distraction every once in a while, why not do something good for your body at the same time?

The Pros To Exercise

Exercising can improve your body. It can even help with illnesses such as type 2-diabetes, certain types of cancer, heart disease, and dementia. Exercise can also provide a distraction for those struggling with mental health. Sometimes it’s hard to find motivation, so using exercise is a great outlet for anyone. It can also be used as a stress reliever. An example of this is boxing. Sometimes you just need to get your anger out, so boxing allows you to release all your stress in a safe way: by hitting a punching bag. One amazing thing about it is you already exercise every day without even trying. Depending on the lifestyle you choose, just walking around your house counts as exercise. If your goal is to lose weight or gain muscle, exercising daily will also help you achieve that. Overall exercise helps with your health in many ways.


For years, there has been this stigma around women and men working out. Some believe that If a woman exercises too much, she’ll get bulky and start to look ‘manly’. Some also believe that if a man is at the gym for too long or too much during the week, they’re just trying to show off.  These stigmas have impacted women the most. The next time you go to a safe public gym, look around and count how many more men are by the free weights than women. You’ll see a significant difference in the numbers. The media and some nutritionists have tried to instill into women’s minds that they’ll get “too big.” Since when does it matter what a woman looks like? If she likes the way she looks, then let her be. Everyone should be able to work out the way they want and look the way they want at their free will.

Different Ways To Exercise

Depending on your preference, you don’t have to go to a gym to work out. For example, you can do yoga, pilates, meditation, go on walks, or go hiking. Exercise doesn’t have to be a hardcore workout like the media makes you believe. It all depends on your goals. Exercising doesn’t always have to be in the gym; you can adventure into new places. If you want to exercise your brain, you can do meditation to distract your mind and body. For soothing your body while also doing exercise you can do yoga, pilates, and going on long walks. If you want to do something a little bit more intense you can go on a hike, bike, or do low-impact cardio. Last, if you want to do something more intense you can do high-impact cardio, weight lifting, play a sport, or HITT workouts. As you can see here, there are various workouts that you can do at any level. You can also adjust some of the low impact workouts to be high impact and some of the high impact workouts to be low impact. You can exercise anywhere at any time, there doesn’t always have to be a reason. It can just be for fun! 

It All Depends On You

The best exercise for you all depends on your personal preferences and level of motivation. Working out is one of the best ways to stay healthy overall. When I work, out it’s not for results in my body. It is to keep my mind clear. The adrenaline from just exercising that I get is like nothing you can achieve from something else. Being raised in a family of people who love to exercise, too, is amazing because I can share my progress with them. If you ever struggle working out or even having motivation for it, I recommend a workout buddy. Having a workout buddy can help you hold yourself accountable and achieve your goals. Whether it is for body improvement, mind improvement, or just something fun to do after staring at a screen for 6 hours. Just do it!