Monday, March 30, 2020

Why Exercise Is So Important Right Now

There is a lot of confusion about when life will get back to normal after the Coronavirus pandemic. When will we be able to go to the physical gym again? When will we be able to go to the places we normally would, including work?! (For those of us who were mandated to stay home).

Long story short, we only have projections and not a definite answer right now. In light of this, we can’t fall into thinking, “Oh just a couple of weeks without working out and it will be fine...I’ll jump back into it once this is over”. 

We need to stay in the habit of exercise, now more than ever. Exercise can help protect us in a variety of ways. Let Girl Fight Fitness tell you HOW!

1. Strengthening the Immune System

It is widely known that exercise helps with weight loss/maintenance. However, studies have been conducted to show the effects of exercise on overall health in regard to boosting the immune system.

Exercise helps in the production of antibodies and development of white blood cells, which help it stay healthy. This is not to say that exercise alone will make us invincible to the risk germs pose, but it’s a comforting and beneficial thing to have additional “fighters” on our side.

We must also remember to stay hydrated, get some sleep, and eat healthier to decrease risk from harmful outside factors!

2. Reducing Stress and Lifting Spirits

Exercise reduces stress by releasing endorphins. Endorphins are chemicals that are the body’s natural painkiller. It allows us to better handle outside influences that would otherwise feel impossible to overcome.

Should we insert a Legally Blonde quote here? While this is a fictional movie, Reese Witherspoon’s character accurately breaks down the effects of endorphins quite well by stating that they can make us happy, and therefore, ultimately reduce stress.

It’s so important for gyms to provide access to classes that would be normally expected during a time that is anything but normal. Girl Fight Fitness believes that sticking to your normal routine (even though the venue may be different) will prevent the potential derailment of a person’s fitness journey both mentally and physically! 

Throughout the duration of this shutdown, Girl Fight Fitness has added temporary online classes to the schedule for its members specifically for this reason.

Keep exercising and we hope to see you in person soon!

-Your Girl Fight Family

*This blog is merely to demonstrate how exercise can help protect us/reduce risk from harmful outside factors and is not a statement that all sickness will be prevented.