By Mya Cannon
Today’s generation seems to be either completely motivated to exercise and work out or completely against anything that requires any form of physical activity.
According to Mayo Clinic, there are many benefits to working out including maintaining a healthy weight, helping fight against health problems such as heart disease, and also can increase one’s mood, boost their energy and help acquire better sleep.
It is recommended that an individual receives a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity a day to maintain good health. If one is seeking to increase their health or lose weight, it will most likely require more than 30 minutes of physical activity a day.
Playing a sport for the school gets one out of taking a gym class, making room for other classes, and it also gets students into the habit of exercising. Getting in the habit of working out at a young age has a huge benefit for one’s health in the future.
If one does not wish to dedicate their time to a sports team, a gym class at school is a great replacement. Unlike sports there is no extra time required outside of school to take a gym class and the type of activity is constantly being changed so one is not likely to get bored of doing the same thing everyday.
According to James Clear, a writer for The Huffington Post, in 1950 Doctor Maltz, a plastic surgeon, conducted a study on how long it took the average person to form a habit. The minimum amount of time it took for a habit to be formed was 21 days but the average time was 66 days.
There are endless ways to get exercise with today’s ways of living. There are gyms to join that have classes, sports teams for schools or community leagues that can be joined, gym classes at school or one could even go online to find an exercise routine that can be completed during some free time. Just going on a small walk after school can greatly benefit one’s health and way of living and is highly recommended.