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Building Muscle and Mind

Students relationship between school and gym
Building Muscle and Mind

School being an important part of many students’ lives has them exploring different interests and things that can better shape their careers. Some of the things that should be considered when it comes to becoming a healthier person physically and mentally are to be able to keep up with the goal that you have in mind to be successful. 

One very important thing is to have a balanced diet and be able to have some type of physical activity that is done throughout the day. Doing this every day over time can have multiple benefits. This can be applied to a day-to-day lifestyle because you will be able to gain better sleep as well which will sharpen your mind while being in school as well as increase your energy by having a balanced diet while your body is also adapting to the physical work people are putting onto themselves.

Lifting weights is also a great way to tone how the body looks, burn body fat and gain muscle. According to the article ‘6 Tips to Build Muscle” it involves a physiological process called hypertrophy, which stresses the tissue. Tissues begin to break down and rebuild themselves to be bigger and stronger but must also be accompanied by correct amounts of protein consistently since amino acids play a key role in the muscle-building process (www.forbes.com). 

 

Muscle-building benefits and creates a healthy relationship between the gym and the school. Students can reap the benefits of the gym increasingly making them stronger physically and keeping them sharp mentally, which ultimately benefits them in school. Whether that be finishing all of your work on time being to class on time and never being late, to even being more genuine and better-minded when speaking to others and having consideration. 

 

The gym and school are something that I think everyone should at least try to incorporate within their life at some point and it is never too late to start. While students are still in school they should use this to their advantage to be mentally and physically ready for the future since they’ve been able to create a very healthy balance within their lives. 

 

Some students may claim that going to the gym or having any type of physical activity is going to take up too much time out of their day. This takes nothing away from anything that individuals may be doing and can be pretty much anything anywhere. Even if it’s just going on a run for 30 minutes of anyone’s day, it can be just what you need to fit within your schedule. It also helps with cognitive performance (memory, concentration). 

 

Students will be able to gain more confidence as well as being able to feel like wanting to come to school because their bodies are formally ready to endure the entire day without hindering. Eating breakfast is key and it is always important to remember that a caloric deficit will help lose weight and if you are trying to gain weight it will be a caloric surplus. These are things that consist of increasing and decreasing the maintenance amount of calories that you consume within a day. The deficit is going to take away from the maintenance and the surplus will add to your maintenance amount. 

 

Physical activity and working out can also reduce health risks. This is very important as well in this aspect of the student-gym relationship. Keeping a student healthy with better lunches, prioritized sleep and at least 3-4 days of high-intensity training will help them to have longevity in the bigger scheme of it all. Students being healthy is also a great attendance value for the students to be able to graduate.

 

Try to help your peers as well. All it takes is a little confidence and weeks to see and develop something that is within the grasp of your own hands

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Jaiden Reddick, Staff Writer
My name is Jaiden Reddick and I am a senior at Hazelwood West High. I’m ready to entertain our fellow students and portray what the West Wildcats look like on our good days. I’m eighteen years old and I have a passion for working on myself and learning more about the mind and body. So this caused me to be a gym rat but it wasn’t for nothing. I have been working out for about 3 years now and have made significant progress and important information that has also just allowed me to be healthier in my day to day life. I have a sharper mindset and I have a dream to inspire and teach others how to balance it all into your life. It’s always the little things that matter.  I’m also involved in E-Sports and I am on League of Legends Varsity for the school. I’m a jungler and my team is very exciting and we make flashy plays a lot. I’m very excited for the season as our team is very good this year and I feel as we will be able to exceed on many tournaments that are up and coming.
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