REFLECTORIAL: On Physical Health…
Last issue we talked about mental health, and because of our amazing at home fitness sports section, this issue we are talking about physical health.
Being physically healthy can mean different things to different people, maybe you are just working out once a week which is better than you have before; or maybe, you workout everyday and are about to compete in a fitness competition. Whatever suits you, physical health is extremely important, especially as a student.
There is nothing worse than feeling that dragging, “oh gosh, another morning class” feeling, but surprisingly your physical health could be affecting this well known exhaustion. Exercising, as many know provides you with endorphins, and those endorphins are what give you energy and motivation to get through the day.
While it isn’t always easy as a student to focus on physical health, it is something that should be a focus.
Getting to the gym for an hour everyday might not be an option for you, but surely parking a little bit further away in the parking lot, or walking to the coffee shop is possible, and all those little things are going to give you endorphins that help to make your days easier.
Also, there is sure to be some part of your day set aside for down time, whether that be watching the Bachelor to see who gets the final rose, or catching up on the hockey trades, but while you are doing that why not try to get a few endorphins in. Make the commercial breaks your workout times, and do jumping jacks, or lunges, or pushups or squats, whatever gets your heart rate up.
The reason this is so important is because keeping yourself healthy is what keeps you going, it will help get your grades up, help you focus in class, and give you the motivation to finish up the semester strong.
If you are looking for some way to kickstart your new fitness regime, check out our entire sports section, which focuses on three at home workout plans to get you going.
-The Reflector Staff