Five Tips For Keeping In Shape In College

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College life can be a busy one, and while you may find you’re losing weight since you started, you could just be losing muscle. Of course, you also have the “freshman 15,” which is all about the fact that most people gain 15 pounds their first year at college. Who wants to carry around all that extra weight if they don’t have to?

Get Your Nutrition From Somewhere

First, you need to make sure that you are getting some nutrition. Your body needs vitamins and other nutrients to stay healthy and keep running properly. It may be difficult to find time to get your fruits and vegetables, but you need to.

You are probably going to be spending a lot of time snacking and eating on the go, so try to pick healthy options when you can, and don’t beat yourself up when you can’t. Consider taking supplements to get the things you’re missing.

Don’t Live On Mac N’ Cheese And Ramen Noodles

Most college students eat a bit differently than normal folk. They are on their own with no one telling them what they can and can’t have, and no one cooking their meals for them. They want fast and easy.

College students tend to live on things they can order in or cook in a microwave, and most (if not all) of their choices are bad ones. From pizza to Ramen noodles, you really need to make sure that your diet consists of some of those previous healthy foods mentioned too.

Walk, Walk, Walk

You’re walking from your dorm to classes, and one building to the next. You are getting exercise, but if you are taking in too many calories each day it may not be enough. However, you should still get yourself a tracker to track your steps every day to determine how much more exercise you need.

Visit The Gym

Does your college have a gym? If not, there may be a local gym that give discounts to college students. You may not be able to fit in a regular workout on a daily basis, but you should attempt to get one in when you do have time, and have a gym handy can help.

Keep Some Weights Under Your Bed

You should also keep a set of weights under your bed for any occasion in which you can use them. There are worse things you could store under your bed, and you can use them to get some arm exercises in, even when you are studying.

That’s the point of college though, you are busy learning, but you get a free moment here and there, and you need to fit what you can in those spare moments!


The author Kathrina

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