Dear Editor:

Because of the pandemic, many people have gained weight and have become depressed.  

Since attending classes from home, I have noticed fewer people working out, and think that is a shame. With the stress of the pandemic, it is so important to work out.  Doing so can positively affect both your mental and physical health.

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Working out might also cure depression, anxiety and stress all in one. By simply taking a walk, running, or lifting at the gym or at home, you release endorphins into your brain and that boosts your energy levels.

It also can improve your body image because seeing results could help you to be happier with yourself. Not only that, working out keeps your bones, joints, and muscles healthy.

If you are feeling a little depressed, I encourage you to consider working out.

Sadie Salgado
Fanwood, NJ

Editor's Note: Sadie Salgado is a freshman at Penn State Altoona and a member of the U.S. Army Reserves.