Benefits of Exercise and Study

Benefits of Exercise and Study

There are many life-changing benefits of exercise and study:

  • Exercise helps improve your mood and well-being by reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. The endorphins released from physical activity will bring cheer to your day and help you have a brighter outlook on life.
  • Exercise will help you maintain a healthy weight, strengthen your heart, muscles and bones, and reduce risk of disease.
  • Exercise helps improve your memory, attention, and problem-solving skills.
  • Studying allows you to learn new information which can help you to succeed in school, work, and life.
  • Studies have shown that students who engage in regular physical activity have higher GPAs and perform better than students who did not.

Aerobic exercise is important for conditioning your heart and lungs, as well as keeping your blood sugar, body weight, cholesterol and blood pressure at healthy levels.
Long-term aerobic exercise enhances mood state and improves a range of cognitive functions including attention, information processing speed and both short- and long-term memory.

Some examples of aerobic exercise include the following:

  • Rapid walking/hiking
  • Running
  • Stair climbing
  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Dancing

There are also exercises like yoga and tai chi that help with balance and flexibility.

Whatever form of exercise you choose, make exercise part of your daily routine. Staying active physically will help bring balance into all areas of your life and make it easier to focus in and out of the classroom.