Top 10 reasons you should exercise today

March 7, 2013 —

Three more great reasons to exercise: DMU's very supportive Wellness Program staff members, Joy Schiller, Nicole Frangopol and Missy Gripp

Three more great reasons to exercise: DMU’s very supportive Wellness Program staff members, Joy Schiller, Nicole Frangopol and Missy Gripp

Need a reason to rev up physically? DMU’s Wellness Manager Missy Gripp, M.S., can count the ways exercise improves your life. An AFAA group exercise instructor and NETA personal trainer, Missy offers the following reasons you should exercise:

1. Because it makes you feel confident
2. Because it helps you get stronger
3. Because exercise helps combat depression
4. Because you’ll feel proud of yourself
5. Because you have goals you want to reach
6. Because you want to move forward, not backward
7. Because it burns more calories than not working out
8. Because it improves your heart health
9. Because you want to be a good example to your kids

Last but not least, a fit body is a healthy body!

Working out should instead be called “playing,” because on top of all these benefits, it’s FUN. Enjoy!


Endlessly curious and easily entertained, Barb Dietrich Boose loves being a member of the friendly, fascinating DMU community and its creative communications team. The University's publications director and DMU Magazine editor, Barb is always on the hunt for story ideas, good books and new recipes to try out on her family, such as her surprisingly tasty pork-and-bean bars.

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