Simple Ways to Get Active on Campus

on August 18, 2017

It can be difficult to will yourself to work out after a day filled with lectures, obligations and studying. You don’t need to plan strict workouts to stay fit in college.


Here are some tips for getting an easy workout in 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.




College campuses are host to every kind of sport you could imagine, and many levels of competition to join. 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 equipment intimidates you, 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 prove 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 college life.

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