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April 11, 2014

“Exercise gives you endorphins, endorphins make you happy!”

This silly line from one of my guilty pleasure movies – Legally Blonde- is seriously true. In high school I was on the dance team and did gymnastics. After graduating I went from working out 3 hours a day to nothing at all. It didn’t take me long to realize the toll my laziness was taking on my body. In college I learned really fast that if I worked out regularly I would look and feel better. Then I started to get older, had a desk job, and got lazy again. I tried going to the gym, but I hated the elliptical and treadmill. I love yoga, but that didn’t always fit in my budget. Finally I signed up for some dance classes at a local studio and a local community college. It amazed me that I had forgotten what a great workout I could get from doing something I have always loved. Flash forward a few more years and I have stuck with my routine of regularly attending dance classes. Even when I don’t feel like it, I know I will always feel better after attending a dance class, because I enjoy it. When I first started dating my now fiancé, he could tell when I hadn’t been to dance in week. That just goes to show how much those exercise endorphins boost your mood and attitude. So whenever you are feeling down, hop in your car, step into the studio, and get those endorphins pumping. Your mind and body will thank you. – Larissa

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