Today we’ll be talking about physical training (PT) and the endless rewards that come with it. Yet often, people dislike having to work out because of the effort and work it requires, which is why they give up on this common New Years’ resolution, but I tell you this, the work is worth it. First, PT will help you become more physically fit which overall will help you live a healthier life. For if you workout just a little day, you will see that you’re able to do things you weren’t before, such as run longer, lift heavier objects, etc. But PT isn’t only good for your body, it’s good for your mind as well. So my second point is this, when you exercise, you’re making your body physically stronger, but you’ll also find that you get a much more positive attitude when you have completed a workout. When running, your body generates endorphins, this creates what’s most commonly known as a “runner’s high” which often after a long run causes the runner to have a much more positive attitude. What this means is when you work out in general (at least in my experience), you are creating not only a healthier body but a healthier mind. Which in the short and long term allows you to live a much more positive and productive life. Third, PT allows you to become a better person. What I mean by this is PT requires self-discipline and integrity to truly be effective. Without these, one would never follow through with their workout plans. However, if one pushes through their PT plans, they’ll find that they have more structure and self-discipline in their life than they had previously. So how does this relate to Norwich University? Simple, at Norwich University, peak physical performance is sought after 24/7. Why? Because PT creates a more well-rounded individual overall. For PT instills structure, self-discipline, a better mindset, and a healthier body in the lives of those who keep with it. And that is the goal of Norwich, to make better people, civilians or Corp of Cadets, Norwich strives to make better people, and one of the best ways to become a better person is through physical training. I know this personally, coming to Norwich, I was not the most physically well off, but since being here, my physical performance has increased tenfold, all thanks to God and this fine institution. Anyways, to wrap it up, just know that, “exercise not only changes your body, it changes your mind, your attitude, and your soul” (Unknown), and of course, have a blessed day!