Simple Ways to Get Active on Campus
It can be difficult to will yourself to work out after a day filled with lectures, obligations and studying. The good news is you don’t need to plan strict workouts to stay fit on campus. Here are some tips for having an easy workout while you're on campus.
Take the Longer Route
Simply walking to class can be a good source of exercise if you make the most of the opportunity. Take longer routes or schedule your classes in buildings on different sides of campus.
When returning to your room, take a detour. If you need to grab groceries, walk to the store instead of getting a ride. Walking more every day is a great way to start exercising more.
Join Sports Clubs
College and university campuses have nearly every kind of sport you could imagine and many levels of competition to join. From amateur to advanced, you can consider whether collegiate, club or intramural sports are best for you. If organized sports are too much of a commitment, organize pick-up games with your friends.
New Gym Ideas
If weight rooms or workout machines are intimidating to you, then there are plenty of resources for you to take advantage of on campus. Check out gym programming to see if there are any classes that catch your eye.
Zumba, yoga and martial arts courses are popular. If you’re looking for a more individualized way to work out in a gym, swimming laps works many muscles and can be relaxing at the end of a busy day.
Practice Healthy Habits
Half of staying fit consists of eating well, getting enough rest and practicing wellness. Don’t fall for energy drinks or all-nighters. Budget your time efficiently and find how much sleep you need to stay engaged throughout the average weekday.
Neglecting these basic habits can lead you down a very unhealthy road that leaves you more stressed and less prepared for the rigor of campus life.