Cassandra Medrano: How this Austin runner is helping to shape the community and inspire women through fitness.

Austin Women

Austin, TX — Your mental health is very important because it helps with your emotional, psychological and social well-being. So, your mind has to be in good place to exercise.

Whether you want to lose weight, stay in shape or just want to get out and enjoy the day and get a jump-start with health and fitness, it’s important to have physical activity. I’m not a doctor, and I don’t pretend to be, but studies have shown that increased exercise increases your longevity. Not only that, but your mood is better, so everything improves: your family, work and social environment. It doesn’t matter if those goals include losing weight or making lifestyle changes. Either way, it benefits you to start that pattern or a routine.