The Benefits of Being a Gym Rat -- Before and After a Brain Injury

I keep making improvements partly because I go to the gym, partly because I do exercises at home, and partly because I'm so dang stubborn. I want to keep moving forward.

Before the accident I taught aerobics for 5 years, I think, and I was a real gym rat. I'd been one since, oh, well before--since 20 years ago. So it just makes me feel good. It makes me--it was a thing that makes me well. I never get sick, and I think it's because I go to the gym all the time. I keep making improvement, and part of that is because of the gym. Part of it is because I work out at home. Part of it is because I'm just so dang stubborn. I want to keep moving forward. When I go for my annual checkup, part of it is they measure your height, and I've been working on standing up taller with my physical therapist. So I really--I don't think I grew an inch, but I stood up taller. So that's a wonderful thing. I'm very happy to be an inch taller.
Posted on BrainLine September 19, 2012.

Produced by Victoria Tilney McDonough, Ashley Gilleland, and Jared Schaubert, BrainLine.