Opinion

Fit is fun

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By: Taliah Ray

Health isn’t just about looking thin; it’s a lifestyle. Body type doesn’t always determine what type of shape you’re in. Thin people aren’t always healthy, and thick people aren’t always unhealthy.

The way you live now will affect your body and wellness in the future. Mental health can also be affected by exercise. Working out is a great way to relieve stress.  When you exercise, powerful chemicals in your brain called endorphins boost your spirits and make you happier.

There is a common misconception that eating healthy is hard. It is hard to refrain from eating all of the delicious, fat-filled snacks out there. Once you find the right nutritional snacks, you won’t miss the cookies and gummy worms as much. Something as simple as subbing a granola bar for hot chips can help you live longer.

Snacks don’t have to be full of sugar to be tasty. Fruit is naturally sweet and good for you. Foods with lots of sugar, fat, and other unhealthy ingredients increase to risk of heart disease, cancer, and more chronic diseases.

Finding fitness inspiration is a great way to get started on the journey of mental and physical wellness. Instagram is a great place to find motivation and new ideas. I am always finding new fitness gurus that give me healthy food ideas, new workouts to do, and pictures that make me want to get up and get toned.

There are many ways to have fun and get in a good workout simultaneously. I did The Color Run, which is a 5K race where you are plastered with bright color powder. Once you complete the race, there is an after party with healthy snacks, music, and dancing. Being fit can be fun!

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