This blog was written by Intern Queen Campus Ambassador, Ana, a junior at George Mason University. Ana is a communications major with a concentration in PR.
Being a full time college student, working part-time, and doing an internship can be not only time consuming, but incredibly stressful as well.
Finding time to do something for yourself can be difficult but it is even more important to do something with that time that makes you happy and relaxed.
So what do you do when you’re stressed out from school, work and all other things that take up so much of your time? What about zumba? Or even yoga? I have found these two very different types of exercises to be not only relaxing but amazing for my body as well.
Other than two years of volleyball in high school, I was never really active, and so running a mile for me can be very difficult. I started doing yoga at home because I was bit self-conscious to go to classes and figured that buying a DVD would work for me. Money well spent I would say! The DVD that I purchased is divided into morning and night yoga and it’s for beginners! I feel so relaxed after doing yoga and I also give myself a couple minutes to meditate and prepare myself either for a great day or a restful night.
Zumba on the other hand, is completely different from yoga! Recently, my sister asked if I wanted to go to a class with her and I thought why not? What do I have to lose except a couple of pounds, maybe? So I went with her and it was the best work out ever!
Not only are you constantly moving around, but it is actually fun! The dance moves that you learn you can use outside of the class. Every time my sister and I hear a song that is from our class, we just start dancing, wherever we are. And to those who are a bit self-conscious about dancing in front of a bunch of people, myself included, nobody cares what you look like when you dance. Everyone is there to have a good time, have fun, and tone his or her body. Your booty and legs might hate you for a couple of days if you put your all into it, but it is all worth it in the end.
Whether you’re looking to get rid of your stress by doing yoga or zumba, both will leave you feeling better than before. Also, since exercising releases endorphins, not only will you feel relaxed but you’ll feel happy as well.
What school do you go to and which exercise classes do you attend?