9 Helpful Tips for Staying Fit and Healthy on Campus
By guest blogger Mary Walton
With mounting pressure from assignment deadlines, the essential human requirement of trying to maintain a social life and eating healthy, how can you be expected to exercise during your college or university life? However, exercise is a crucial part of growing up, and it's so important that you do. To make your life easier, here are nine essential tips to help you keep fit during your time in school.
Join a Sports Team
This is probably the most obvious way of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. No matter what campus you're on, you can be sure that they'll have countless sports teams for you to sign up for and join. You may play once or twice a week, but any sport that suits you is good, worthwhile exercise.
Join a Gym
If playing in a team or a sport doesn't seem like your sort of thing, don't worry. Why not go solo and join a gym instead? The chances are that your campus will have one you can go to anytime. These gyms are also typically free for students.
Partake in Activities
This is hitting two birds with one stone. Why not organize an event or activity with your friends? You could go walking around a local lake or mountain. You could go on a bike ride around town. Whatever it is you do, doing it with friends always makes it a lot more fun.
Marie Foster, an educational expert working for Essay Roo, states, "Some of the campuses I've worked in, and I know many others do, host and organize adventure activities for their students. These are usually very affordable and include awesome activities such as rock climbing or white-water rafting!"
Start Walking Everywhere
If you're living on campus you might do this already, but if you're heading into town and it's a 20-minute walk, why not skip the bus and take a hike?
Start Biking Everywhere
Okay, so walking isn't for everybody. Instead, try investing in a bike and start biking to where you're going. You can even go on long-distance adventures!
Watch What You Eat
If you're eating 2,000 calories a day, but only burning 1,500, you're going to put on weight gradually. I'm not saying you should stop eating for days at a time or stop completely. Simply monitor the food that's going into your mouth. As much as it is nice, it's not healthy to live on takeout!
Ruth Walker, a health writer for Nursing Essay Help and College Paper Writing Service, notes, "There are so many student meal-plans out there, readily available on the internet. It's never been easier to eat healthily. No matter what your budget or lifestyle choices, you can be sure there's a plan for you."
Have Proper Meals at Proper Times
As a student, it's easy to miss out on meals because you're busy and you end up snacking throughout the day to make up for it. However, by snacking, you're consuming a lot more food and usually the wrong type of food. Dedicate to having proper meals at proper times.
Make Healthy Food Readily Available
If your bedside drawer is chock full of chocolate bars and chips, guess what you'll be eating? Instead, try investing in a fruit bowl and you'll naturally begin eating healthy food. You've just got to go out there and buy it!
Watch the Alcohol Consumption
Whether you're drinking age or not, the chances are that you'll probably consume alcohol in your academic life –some people more than others. Remember that the average beer contains around 150 calories and if you're drinking multiple a night each weekend, your body isn't going to thank you for it.
Mary Walton is an editor at Academized, where she offers thesis help for PhD students. Also, she is a blogger at Simple Grad – read PurpleCV.co.uk Review there. Mary helps ESL students with academic writing at PaperFellows by providing coursework assistance.