The Importance of Physical Activity

By COURTNEY SALISBURY

Americans are often vulnerable in their thinking and believe they will suddenly become more toned without putting in any work. The hardest part is beginning, and everyone has to start somewhere, whether that is just walking or biking around your neighborhood. Though it is easier said than done, it is crucial to create goals and figure out what works best for you. A good workout will immensely boost your happiness and energy, motivating you to continue. Being consistent in your workouts will not only benefit your appearance, but also improve your self confidence.

Besides being an overall happier person, there are a multitude of benefits in working out that will make you healthier person mentally, emotionally, and physically. Exercise reinforces your circadian rhythm, causing you to sleep better and be less interrupted. After a good workout and nights sleep, you will be able to perform better whether being at school or work. Studies also show that those who exercise just a half hour a day minimize the chances of heart disease, improve memory, and increase your lifespan. Exercise leads to burning calories, which assists in controlling weight as well. Finally, the benefits of getting activity far outweigh any disadvantages.