The Positive Impact Exercise Provides—And Why You Should Try it Out

Until recently, my exercise routine has been erratic, to say the least. I went on spring break, where I, having missed Indian food, ate too much of it and celebrated my baby brother’s birthday. I came back, determined to get back into my routine. Although it had been going to the gym every single day for a while, I came to realize that I didn’t have that kind of time in my day. Going to the gym and making it back cost me at least two hours at a time.

So, I began to go every other day. But that wasn’t working for me. I’d take every other day off, meaning that every other day I’d have to eat significantly less, and then by the day after that, I wouldn’t want to go back to the gym at all. Because of that, I’m adjusting my schedule back to the everyday routine, but trying to make it do less damage.

During the time period where I wasn’t really going to the gym, I noticed that I felt so much worse about myself. I felt so much less satisfaction about my life overall. Even though working out makes me feel exhausted, my mental health improves and I feel fresh. I can also eat more, which is fun.​ Credit: Racked

I primarily work out with the motivation of losing weight, but as time goes on, I’ve been working out more and more to simply feel healthy, and exercise is slowly becoming something that I enjoy and am passionate about.

 

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