Benefits of exercising

Do you ever feel too lazy to work out? You might want to think twice next time you don’t want to work out because there are multiple benefits of exercising! Not only will you feel better but your body will thank you for it.

Physical activity:

Lowers your risks for developing diseases

Can help you feel better about yourself

Can lighten your mood and can boost your energy

Decreases your chances of becoming depressed

Helps build stamina

Builds muscle

Can help you sleep better at night

Can help you loose weight

Can help control weight

If you don’t want to go to a gym, there are plenty of at home work outs you can do, including: work out videos, Youtube videos, books, and more!

High impact exercises take more effort but working out low impact is always beneficial too. It is important to find something that will raise your heart while you are having fun at the same time, so find something that suites you! You can also choose a friend who can be a workout buddy that can help keep you motivated! Many gyms, including our Health and Wellness Center offer fitness classes, for example Zumba, so you can also go check that out!

A few low budget or free options of physical activities:

Playing tennis

Kicking around a soccer ball

Playing basketball

Go on a hike

Go on a walk/run

Floor exercises

Using hand weights

Lap swim

Jump roping

Stairs/bleachers

Go on a bike ride

Walk to nearby places (grocery store, friends houses)

Yoga

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