“I have loved all forms of movement since I can remember. Whether it’s a sport, exercise, or physical activity of any kind (even just deep cleaning my apartment), I love it. It’s hard for me to shorten Why I Move into a concise blurb, both because I am so passionate about this topic and because I use way too many words in general, but I guess in short, I move for three general reasons other than just because I love to:
1. I move for my health, and by health I mean my mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Mentally, exercise keeps me sane. Physically, (apart from the thousands of physical benefits I REALLY want to list but there’s not enough space), I love to challenge my body to be better. Emotionally, exercise allows me to release any emotions (and I have a lot of them) or stress so that I can simply relax and be happy.
2. I move for those who can’t. Being able to lift weights, do push ups, dance, jump, run, walk, even the ability to stand, these abilities aren’t guaranteed for everyone. And because I’ve been blessed with the ability to do so, I will move until I can’t any longer.
3. I move now so that I can move later. One of those many physical benefits that I wanted to list in my first point is that exercise allows you to better maintain physical function as you age. I want to be able to move for a long time, and because I hope to be a Physician’s Assistant, I want to be able to personally attest to the benefits of exercise and physical activity as I encourage my patients (and anyone else who will listen to me) to do so. So, I move now so that I can continue to be active as I age.
That’s as concise as I could make it, but there are thousands of reasons to be active, just take your pick and get moving!”
- Grace H.
Athens, Georgia USA
Via UGA Exercise is Medicine Club