How to Stay Fit and Healthy While Being a Full Time Student

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There’s a cliché around that says “you don’t have time to eat healthy and workout when you’re in college”. I am here to say that is FALSE! If you want to know how to stay healthy and fit as a full-time student, keep reading. Link to related post:Planning Ahead

Time management, I’m sure if you’re a student you’ve heard that a lot. It is a very important component to this topic, if you manage your time correctly you should have no problem getting in a workout. Even if it is a ten minute workout, that’s better than NOT doing anything at all. Working out has a benefit to your brain and mental health as well, it releases chemicals that are natural pain killers which is why you always feel better after a workout! So, instead of being frustrated with an assignment, or getting stuck, take a break and get a workout in. You’ll feel more refreshed and I promise your mind will be more clear so you can tackle your homework.

Quality is better than quantity, yes its true everyone should be working out 3-7 days a week. However, that isn’t always realistic depending on your major, and work load. so, if you can’t get a workout in everyday make the ones you do have time for really count. Make sure you perform all exercises properly to be most effective, and maybe workout with someone to hold you accountable for both working out, and doing everything the right and safe way. I’ll be doing a post on the most effective exercises for weight loss/toning, but I can tell you right now. Do HIIT, and full body workouts, that way you not only get cardio, but you get really great health benefits. For people who don’t have much time, full body workouts are the way to go.

You don’t need a gym to stay fit, you can work out in your dorm or apartment. You don’t need fancy expensive equipment to be fit, all you need is a few minutes, commitment and your own body weight. You don’t need anything more than that to maintain and build a platform for fitness. It will also take less time because you won’t have to walk/drive to the gym, you can just do your workout there in your dorm.

You always have time to eat healthy, you’re in the cafeteria anyway for dinner, why not choose healthy dishes? I know healthy foods don’t always look appetizing, and they may be hard to find on a college campus but I promise there are always healthy options. Give your body and mind the right fuel for your long days of class and studying, choose greens and good proteins like chicken. Choose water over soda, choose fruit over dessert. Your body and mind will thank you for giving it good fuels instead of junk, you’ll notice changes in your body as well. A big part of fitness is nutrition, yes you build muscle in the gym but you fuel and sculpt those muscles in the kitchen.

Mindset, is everything. If you don’t want to change your ways then I can’t force you, you can completely disregard everything above. if you want to be fit and healthy YOU have to make changes within yourself, no one can make you flip a switch in your brain. Your health is in your hands, and you have the final say. If you decide you want to make healthy decision-making a habit, then it will happen but if you decide against it, then nothing will change.

KEYPOINTS:

-Time management-is key

-Quality is better than quantity-always

-You don’t need a gym to stay fit-just you

-You always have time to eat healthy-you’re there anyway, why not choose health?

-Mindset-is everything

You can find me on instagram where I post fitness videos!! @lookingglassfitness

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!!!!!

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