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Research shows exercise has a positive impact on mental health. Learn more:

Research shows exercise has a positive impact on mental health. Learn more:

“If exercise could be purchased in a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation.” -- Robert H. Butler The date is July 18, 2014. I’m competing at the U.S.A. Powerlifting National Competition in Denver. I made my first squat attempt of 451 pounds and my second attempt of 484 pounds. I’m now about to attempt my third and final squat of the day at 501 pounds. This is two and a half times my body weight. As I approach the weight, the voices in my head try to talk me out of it: Why are we doing this? Why couldn’t we take a Zumba class? “Squat!” says the head judge. I descend and then fight the weight to the top. This is the longest seven seconds of my life. The crowd is cheering me on and their enthusiasm energizes me. I stand up with the weight. “Rack!” says the head judge. I put the weight back on the rack and look to the three j...

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