Lifting Weights Teaches Life Skills

by: Lauren Clonts

There are so many productive things that you can do during your breaks that you have throughout the day other than play Candy Crush, scroll on your Facebook for 30-45 minutes or take a nap on your lunch break. There is one thing that you can do that can totally improve your quality of life in multiple different aspects without you really even realizing it! It can make you tougher, self- reliant, self- confident, increase your willpower, and even more and the best part is that it only takes up an hour of your time! If you break it down, an hour really isn’t that long and if it will improve your quality of life, why not give it a try?

Lift weights.

Lifting weights teaches you so many skills to help you be successful in a lot of different aspects of your life. For example, a lot of people have to overcome fear to even go to a gym or go into a gym alone and you are already one step ahead of the rest for being in this program! Then there is the confidence that you know what you are doing and can be productive for an hour. It will also teach you to keep pushing until you are able to achieve your goals. Lifting weights is also a fantastic stress reliever when you aren’t having a great day. You will come back from your lunch break in a lot better mood and you will most like get a lot more things done the rest of the day.

Now that we are nearing the end of our time together, we want you to be able to continue on your journey to a healthier lifestyle without us and still be successful. We gave you a lot of the tools that you needed to be able to get started and learn how to do different exercises. Now it will be on you to hold yourself accountable and get into the gym. We want to still see you improve, even if we aren’t there to help you. Keep up all of your hard work and stay determined and motivated!


Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Health Studies department