Let Physical Activity Benefit YOU

By Chasady Minnifield

Physical activity can be beneficial in so many ways. Even if you feel like you are considered a couch potato. There are many exercises that you can do while watching the television or just sitting in a chair. For example, chair stands, bicep curls, tricep dips, etc.

Some common exercises that you can do at home on commercials:

  1. Planks
  2. Sit-ups
  3. Squats

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Or if you just wanted to go for a brisk walk around the neighborhood or park to clear your mind or head. Physical activity can reduce the risk of stress, depression, and anxiety. As college students, professors, or employees we all go through some type of stress every once in a while. Have you ever decided to work out around the times that you are feeling stressed? How did you feel afterwards? Did your body feel so relieved? There are many ways that physical activity can help relax the mind and body. Physical activity is known for improving mental health and mood. So whenever you’re feeling stressed about that upcoming exam, do some type of exercise that you enjoy. Find something relaxing to do like doing some simple workouts at home to help relax your mind, body, and soul. You just have to find something that you like and enjoy.