Although the COVID-19 pandemic has closed most gyms throughout the country, this isn’t stopping people from working out. Many people have used their spare time during quarantine to get fit, but this may be due to their desire for emotional security, according to Bill Clark, adjunct lecturer of health and wellness studies at Binghamton University.
“For some people, they're trying to find that emotional security that they get from being able to say, ‘Hey, look, I'm in pretty good shape here,'" says Clark. "I think one factor is that they don't want to gain weight, they don't want to get out of shape or continue to be. I think the other element to this is that they're looking for that emotional stability, because every time you exercise, your body releases all these endorphins. And that's one thing I tell people all the time: if you're not feeling good, go do something physical in the right direction, because your body will regulate itself. If you're not feeling good, go exercise. You'll release endorphins and these chemical releases go straight into your blood. All of a sudden, you feel much better than you did before.”
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