Stay active and keep yourself healthy
It’s easy to lose motivation for working out and staying in shape when you come into college, but it’s more important now than ever to push yourself a little bit extra.
Not only does working out help you look and feel better physically, it is psychologically proven that working out relieves stress. If anyone else is like me, stress is a word I know all too well. Working out has become my safe haven.
“Regular exercise can increase self-confidence, it can relax you, and it can lower the symptoms associated with mild depression and anxiety,” according to studies done by mayoclinic.com.
Even something as simple as a 10 minute jog, or attending a yoga class throughout the week can be enough to make yourself feel better.
It is so easy here because we have a gym with free fitness classes that we pay for in tuition.
With the cold months quickly approaching, working out is also a good idea, because we all know it is much easier to indulge in our favorite sweets around the holidays. Staying active will allow you to be able to enjoy those favorites without having to render the guilt afterward.
I know if I did not go to the gym or do some kind of physical activity every day, I would never make it through the week. It is the perfect way to get your mind off of everyday stresses and focus on bettering yourself.
Get lazy and lose
In college, it’s so easy just to lay in your bed all day since you have no one to tell you what to do.
You’ve been so used to your parents yelling at you to get up, so now you feel like you finally have some freedom. It’s all right to lounge around for a couple days but after that, it starts to bring you down.
Getting out of bed and going out will help you not only physically but mentally as well. Even if you are crammed with homework and you feel like you can’t take a break, you should get up for even 10 minutes and move around.
This will help your brain flow and will in turn help you focus better on your work. You don’t always need to go to the gym. Even taking a simple walk can help you in more ways than one. Taking in the fresh air outside and will make you feel rejuvenated and ready to get back to your desk and finish what you started.
Besides the fact that exercising will help better your state of mind, it’s always important to keep your health good, especially during college.
The “Freshman 15” is no joke, and happens to many people every year. Many of your eating schedules are probably off, and when you do eat, it mainly consists of some type of fried food.
Getting up and out will not only help you stay fit, but it will also keep your mind moving in ways that can only benefit you with your schoolwork and even in class.
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