Published On: Thu, Dec 13th, 2012

Tips for Keeping Fit at College

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Tips for Keeping Fit at College Are you struggling to keep fit while maintaining a busy college life? I understand that getting good grades while hitting the party scene might be a bit of a challenge. Factor in the freedom component of being away at school – no doting parent looking over your shoulder anymore – and it can be difficult to remain fit and exercise persistently while you live the college life. You simply need to commit to exercising, no matter what, by dwelling on the idea of remaining healthy. Think about people who are persistently sick. This crowd is miserable, as their home, their body, is in a persistently cruddy state. It is hard to feel good, let alone excel in the classroom, when you are sick, so remaining healthy by exercising on a regular basis is beyond important if you wish to succeed in college

Make a Blanket Decision to Exercise Daily No Matter What

If you decide to engage in some form of exercise on a daily basis, no matter what, you stop making excuses and simply exercise. This is the real power of decision, that is, making a choice and sticking with that choice no matter what thoughts or feelings arise, to the contrary. Go within. Value your health, and take the proper steps to keep your health intact. Just do it, and keep doing it on a daily basis, and you will remain fit by exercising daily. This is the key, as many weak-minded students simply do not make a blanket decision. Or maybe they like to mock students who care about their health, or brag about their sloth. Let these slobs have fun with you now, then check them out 2 or 4 years down the road, when they have gained 20 pounds, and a few might even have a litany of burgeoning health problems to right through, too.

Be Creative to Find Other Forms of Exercise

Now, you can simply go to the gym, and hit the weights or the treadmill. This is the conventional way to workout, and many universities possess tremendous fitness facilities in which you can pump iron or elevate your resting heart rate with cardiovascular activity. If however you hate the gym, or are just fed up with the whole social scene at the local college weight room, you can become more creative. Is your class within walking distance? Then walk darnit! Whether it is a 20 minute or 40 minute jaunt, walk. Now the 5 minute deals, they are OK, but this is not long enough to elevate your resting heart rate, to see any significant benefits. Get in at least 30 minutes of exercise daily to cash in on the benefits associated with regular exercise. If your classes are too far for a walk simply ride a bike, for a green way to lose weight, remain fit and be more environmental friendly. Be creative, use your imagination, and you can remain fit while hitting the books at your university today.

Kelli Cooper is a freelance writer who enjoys sharing tips on how people can stay healthy while managing school and other responsibilities;  follow the links to learn more about online degrees and professional fields such as healthcare administration masters programs and healthcare management careers.

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  1. Noelle Braylor says:

    I gained so much weight my first year at college. It was gross! However, I implemented several healthier lifestyle choices and definitely benefited.

  2. Glad to hear that you chose to shed that weight :)

  3. Noelle Braylor says:

    Me too! It’s just a bad time in your life for staying healthy, unfortunately. Thanks for the article!

  4. Yes i know, but try to stay healthy as much as you can! :)

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