Regular Exercise Leads to a Healthy Life


WRHS students doing the sit-ups test in gym class.

Lendsy Barriga, Staff Writer

Exercising is a fundamental factor that you should apply to your everyday life.

It goes anywhere from having fun, to maintaining proper health habits.

Exercise has proven to increase your lifespan and has a variety of important benefits you should keep note of. As a teen, exercising is extremely significant because it’s the stage where you’re starting to grow up. You have to adapt to the different changes that are occurring. Exercise makes everyone wonder whether it’s necessary for them to incorporate it in their everyday life. When you are finished with your workout, your body releases endorphins that give you a positive sensation, and this is why we frequently feel so at ease. This will make your anxiety levels as well as depression go down. While you’re exercising, you boost oxygen flow to the brain, your heart rate and blood pressure decreases, and you have more energy throughout the day.

Being fit is also beneficial for your body. If you exercise on a daily basis, you can lose weight and lower the possibility of getting multiple diseases. This includes the risk of having diabetes and high blood pressure. There are now more cases in which teens are having these diseases due to their lack of exercise. Other diseases involve abnormal blood lipid, breast cancers, metabolic syndrome, and colon cancer if you don’t exercise. When you stop exercising for weeks, heart strength and muscle strength begin to decrease while blood pressure and body fat increase. Many people question themselves if they have to enjoy working out in order to do exercise, and the answer is no. The majority of people don’t like exercising, but they do consider the fact of being healthy even though they don’t like sweating or being sore, according to US News.

Freshman Abril Barriga said she exercises because it’s good for her health and she is passionate about fitness. “I exercise about an hour everyday, at least five days a week,” she added.

Also freshman Bianca Meurer stated that she works out five days a week and working out is a hobby for her. “But sometimes it’s just about staying in shape.” Meurer mentioned.

If you want to start exercising, search up different parts of your body that you want or need to work on. Try and set a goal for yourself. Increase the amount of exercise you do in a week! It doesn’t matter if you just want to try and be healthy or just be happy with your physical appearance. Just make sure you are aware of your health and be careful with the different activities you do. Keep in mind that you have to exercise regularly to get the results you are expecting.