Staying Fit and Healthy


Marissa Jackson, Author

It is very important to be healthy, in shape, and stay fit. Consuming unhealthy food and beverages, like sugar and sweetened beverages can be very bad for you. Also consuming highly processed food can lead to weight gain and even other chronic conditions that can put you at risk of serious health issues. That’s why it is very important to eat healthily, try to go to the gym, or have some type of physical activity 2-3 times a week. 

There are many ways to improve your body’s health. If you are a person who always eats junk food, always drinks soda, and doesn’t go to the gym. Then there are a few ways to try to stop the habit of eating all those unhealthy foods and drinks. 

  • Drink water or even lower sweetened drinks.
  • Eat more protein. 
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables.
  • Get more sleep.
  • Try to eat every 3 meals a day. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Try to go grocery shopping for new things and try new healthy food you might like it!
  • Avoid anything that you know will not be good for your health 

Staying fit is also not easy at all. Many people have the mindset of “I can’t” or just “I’ll do it later.” Those thoughts are reasons why people give up or just stop trying because they don’t see the results they like. There are many ways you can stay fit and try your best to change your mindset and be positive. 

  • Take a walk around your neighborhood
  • Try to go to the gym and start off easy. Do not try to start off doing a lot of things that your body can not handle, that is what will get you into the mindset of “i can’t do this”. Try to start off easy and see the things you like to do.
  • Keep a journal with you and write down how much you progressed every day.
  • Drink more water 
  • Try to keep track of your calories. 
  • Plan your meals 
  • Try to stay motivated


If you are interested in going to gyms and you are from New Castle, Pennsylvania here are a couple of gyms I would recommend to you:

Body Structures Fitness 

Address: 2040 W State St, New Castle, PA 16101

Opens 6am-12am everyday


Planet Fitness 

Address: 2551 W State St, New Castle, Pa 16101

Opens 24 hours on weekdays and closes at 7 pm on weekends


Lawrence County YMCA

Address: 20 W Washington St, New Castle, Pa 16101

Opens 5:30am -9pm except weekdays it’s 8am-3pm


If you are ever interested in wanting to stay healthy or even fit, I will recommend all the things I have listed in this article! Thanks for reading Canes!