If it's your first year or your senior year, there are a lot of factors going against you when it comes to staying healthy: classes, fast food, stress, and lack of sleep.
But staying active and healthy isn't impossible!
Many students go off to college and can stay in shape (or even get in better shape than when they left!) Here are some easy ways for college students to stay fit.
1. Walk wherever you can.
2. Make the most of campus resources.
3. Study while you exercise.
5. Find workouts you can do at home.
6. Plan classes around your ideal routine.
An easy way to make sure you have time to exercise is to plan your classes so there aren't too many hurdles between you and the gym.
If you like exercising in the mornings, try and opt for a class time that lets you sneak in a workout beforehand.
If you like exercising in the afternoons, try to find a time slot that is early enough to power through a workout and still have the energy for activities that can leave you feeling drained.
7. Don't forget the basics!
Sometimes the easiest way to stay healthy is to get back to basics!
Make sure that you're getting enough sleep each night. Carry a water bottle to refill throughout the day to stay hydrated (the water in that third cup of coffee isn't enough!) Enjoy comfort foods when you need them, but don't forget to incorporate vegetables and nutrient-rich foods into your daily diet.
Adding small, simple healthy habits into your daily routine will help your fitness physically and mentally!
College life can get a little crazy, and you learn a lot. But the most important thing you need to know as you start living on your own is how to take care of yourself.
Stick to a regimen, make healthy choices, and enjoy all the benefits of staying healthy during your college years!