The Benefits of Exercise

The Benefits of Exercise
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James Lu
Courier Contributor

With assignments due and mid-terms around the corner, it’s safe to say that February is a very stressful month for students. Thankfully, there is a simple and effective way to reduce stress. The answer is exercise!

The benefits of exercise are endless, but the biggest benefit of exercise would be that it’s a great way to relieve excess stress. It’s a great feeling when you leave the gym and knowing you put 100% into the workout, but that’s not the only benefit of exercising.

Increasing Your Mood

If you have ever worked out before, you probably have experienced a lift in your mood after exercising. Exercising releases specific chemicals such as endorphins and serotonin. These chemicals are responsible for boosting your mood and regulating the sleep cycles. Regular exercise can also increase the overall feeling of well-being.

Boosts Energy Levels

Is walking from class to class tiring your body out? Resistance training as well as cardiovascular activities can help improve your muscle strength/endurance as well as how well the body utilizes oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. Stress can decrease the immune system and regular exercise can boost your immune system back to a healthy state.

Improve Your Love Life

Regular exercise releases specific hormones such as testosterone which can take your libido to new heights while changing your physical appearance. It also increases circulation throughout your entire body which can help intensify your love life.

Being a student can be stressful at times, but there are many ways to relieve stress. Dedicating a couple of days a week to exercise can dramatically reduce your stress levels and take advantage of the benefits of exercising.

Need fitness advice? Ask expert Joshua Delgado and find out what he has to say in the next issue of the Courier! Email Joshua at

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