Staff reporter/ Vansh Sahni

A report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, has shown that about 22% of people in the world workout regularly. There are more than 80% of people in the world that don’t do any physical workout (walking for 2 minutes does not count). Studies have shown that people who work out have greater health benefits than people who do not. Not only a person looks fit and gets physical benefits from working out but working out also has a positive effect on mental health.

Due to the pandemic, many people are not able to exercise at all. Now we have been in this pandemic for about 2 years. Hence, we have reached a point where going outside and going to the gym is accessible. Working out regularly can help a person feel better, look better and act better. Doing some kind of workout can benefit a person in many ways. The interesting fact is that working out doesn’t have to be long and still, a person gets all the benefits from it.

Doing some type of physical activity such as playing any sport that involves running and a lot of movement, running can improve anyone’s health. The benefits of physical workouts are-

  • Exercise controls weight
  • Exercise combats health conditions and diseases (stoke, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes)
  • Exercise boots energy
  • Less sick days because exercise help boost the immune system
  • Look better
  • Exercise improves mood
  • Exercise promotes better sleep

These are some of the benefits of working out listed above. Some other benefits of working out involve mental health. Exercise improves mental health by reducing anxiety, depression, and negative mood. It makes a person gain more confidence and improve self-esteem. Social anxiety and having a negative mindset can be improved by working out. There is no reason why a person should not work out.

I used to not do any physical activity, and so my health wasn’t good. Before I used to not be that happy. However, ever since I have started working out, I have been the absolute best version of myself. Working out makes me happy and I have gained more confidence ever since.

Not only me but working out has helped millions of people around the world to be happier and love themselves even more.

“Working out makes me feel good, feel better than ever. It had made me more confident and look better. I would suggest everyone should work out as it’s good for health.” Said Raul Artur Rangel Lope-2, grade 11, from Gleneagle high school.

“I felt really healthy about myself. Before I used to judge myself and not feel good about myself but working out made me feel great about myself. Also, it made me look better which was pretty good.” Said Mohammadtaha Asadi, grade 10, from Gleneagle high school.

Studies have shown that people don’t work out as they are too busy, hate to exercise, don’t want to exercise as it is painful and not that fun. Exercise doesn’t have to be boring; it could also be fun like biking, playing sports, and, overall, it improves health.

If a person does not work out does not mean that they are a bad human being. Workouts are there to make people’s health better mentally and physically. However, even though people might be busy or have other issues to do deal with, studies say that only 30 minutes of exercise is recommended for everyone each day. It could be just walking for more than 25 minutes continually. Working out and eating a healthy diet (doesn’t mean all the time, one or a maximum of two cheat meals a week is completely ok for health), will help anyone improve mentally and physically.

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