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THE SJSU MA DIARIES

  • Anthony Speciale

Benefits of A Healthy Lifestyle

When it comes to staying healthy during this new age of “Staying at Home”, maintaining a balanced lifestyle is more important than ever! Taking care of yourself can not only benefit your life but also your career.


When a person gets active during a workout, they release chemicals in the brain such as endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine. These neurotransmitters will help you stabilize your mood, keep you motivated, and overall feel good. This helps to give you the confidence you need to become a better version of yourself. Some of the main benefits you can gain by accepting the challenge are an increased mood, faster brain function, and increased physical ability. Each person who takes on this challenge will have an opportunity to put themselves in a greater position for success.


Physical fitness can play a huge role in the trajectory of your education or career. When preparing for a job interview, you will be marketing yourself to your future employers. During those interviews staying focused, motivated, and feeling good will be very useful assets to you. Many people have also found that increasing physical fitness can improve your short-term and long-term memory, which can help you earn higher grades.


“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing” - Walt Disney

When one attempts to start a workout routine, soreness is usually the first obstacle to progression. Pushing through the D.O.M.S. (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) is a difficult task for people beginning fitness, but breaking through that point opens up the benefits of keeping that healthy lifestyle. Some people choose to work through the soreness, however, the best way to approach the issue is to rest the specific muscle for precisely 2 days before working it again. If you don’t happen to have any weights at home you can do “calisthenics”, which are exercises that rely solely on your body weight. After each session give yourself time to rest, but don’t give up!


There are many ways of pursuing a healthy lifestyle, however, the best way to get there I have found is a combination of weightlifting, cardio, and nutrition. When starting an exercise plan, a healthy diet is one of the most integral parts of maintaining the plan. Simply put, if you eat the right things you will feel good. Your body is like a car, if you fill up a gas vehicle with diesel, you won’t get very far. It’s the same idea with meals, if you eat junk food before exercising you will not have the energy to complete your training to the best of your ability. Make sure to incorporate nutrient-dense foods such as apples, carrots, asparagus, bananas, and other fruits and veggies into your nutrition plan to stay energized.


No matter what stage anyone is at in life, we can all make time to go for a walk, pick up some weights, and eat well to try and become a better version of ourselves!

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