Fitness tip of the week: Left weights and your spirits!

March 21, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Lift weights and your spirits. Studies show that even a little bit of exercise can affect the mood-controlling parts of your brain. Try a bicep curl by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart. Place your arms at your side and slowly bend your arm, bringing the weight up toward your face. Do 12 reps each and the next time you have a rough day remember to reach for a dumbbell instead of junk food.

These weekly fitness tips are brought to you by Mark Ritter, director of Fitness & Campus Recreation.