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Why Exercising is Important & How You Can Start 

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Lynn chapter.

Doing daily exercises may sound tiring, but can be beneficial for you physically and mentally. Exercise causes your brain to release “feel good” chemicals like endorphins and serotonin that help improve your mood. Doing physical activity also can help you physically and distract you from negative thought patterns. Now exercising does not have to be having a gym membership and going for 2 or more hours. Exercising looks different for everyone and here are some different ways. 


Yoga is a very calm and light kind of exercise that focuses more on types of stretching. It can be described as a spiritual discipline based on an extremely subtle science, which focuses on bringing harmony between body and mind. It combines strengthening and stretching poses with deep breathing and meditation or relaxation. It can target your core, arms, legs, glutes, and back. There are also low-impact workouts that will give you a full-body workout and won’t have any impact on your joints. Here is a yoga beginners workout to try! 


Pilates is mainly focused on body conditioning and was developed mostly as a method of injury recovery for dancers. But now Pilates is a widely used way to exercise and has become very popular over the years. Pilates is a form of strength training and focuses more on improving muscle tone than building muscles but you will end up with the same results which are greater stability and endurance. Pilates helps with the improvement of core strength, posture, flexibility, balance and coordination, body awareness, and breath control. Here is a Pilates beginners workout to try! 


HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. HIIT workouts have the same benefits as regular exercises in less time by helping increase calorie burn and reduce body fat, heart rate, and blood pressure. HIIT workouts are good if you want something more intense and to reach your result goal in a shorter time. HIIT workouts can be done in only 10-30 minutes, which is convenient for busy people. Some activities that are involved are sprinting, biking, jump roping, and other body-weight exercises. Regardless of what HIIT workouts you do, it should involve short periods of vigorous exercise that make your heart rate speed up. Here is a HIIT beginner’s workout to try! 

These are just some different ways to start your exercise journey. There are many other different things you can do like zumba, walking, stretching, etc. The main goal is to get up and get your body moving. Once you can do that you will notice the change in your mental and physical health.

Jackie is Senior at Lynn University. She is a Marketing major and has big plans for her future. She enjoys many things like fashion, content creating, and spending time with friends and family. Some of her passions are creating content and fashion. She is also the Marketing Director & President for her chapter. She hopes to have a successful career and a bright future!