Fitness is an important part of one’s lifestyle. Not only does it benefit your body but it also provides you with something to do in your free time. Since I haven’t worked out in about two weeks, I decided to visit the gym. This allowed me to become more fit and spend my time productively.
Firstly, I jogged three times around my terrace. This is a warm-up that helps me loosen up my muscles and get ready to work out. After ten minutes’ worth of warm-ups, I went into the gym and started walking on the treadmill. Walking on a treadmill is proven to help with cardiovascular health and burning calories. Walking on the treadmill severely helped my physical health. I focused on work on my core, stomach, and abdominal muscles and started building muscle mass in areas such as my thighs and legs. In addition, I eat a lot of fatty food so the treadmill will help reduce the risk of high cholesterol levels and heart problems in the future.
After this, I worked on the exercise bike where I was able to build on my leg and thigh muscles. These activities not only helped better my physical health but also my mental health. According to ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, “Exercise improves mental health by reducing anxiety, depression, and negative mood and by improving self-esteem and cognitive function.” which ties into my idea of exercise helping people with mental health.
In the end, I feel like I greatly benefitted from this course of action because it was both entertaining and helpful for my health. I look forward to utilizing the GYM more and becoming more fit over the next few years.
Learning outcomes observed:
1. Strength & growth
LO1 Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth. Students are able to see themselves as individuals with various abilities and skills, of which some are more developed than others.
2. Challenge and skills
LO2 Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
A new challenge may be an unfamiliar experience or an extension of an existing one. The newly
acquired or developed skills may be shown through experiences that the student has not previously
undertaken or through increased expertise in an established area.
3. Initiative & planning
LO3 Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience Students can articulate the stages from conceiving an idea to executing a plan for a CAS experience or series of CAS experiences. This may be accomplished in collaboration with other participants. Students may show their knowledge and awareness by building on a previous experience, or by launching a new idea or process.
4. Showing perseverance and commitment
LO4 Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences. Students demonstrate regular involvement and active engagement in CAS.
7. Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions
LO7 Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions Students show awareness of the consequences of choices and actions in planning and carrying out CAS experiences.