6 Ways to Get Fit & Healthy in Your College Routine

Have a routine

There is such a thing as the biological clock. The biological clock is the reason why scientists tell us to wake up at the same time each day and go to sleep at the same time each night. It fine-tunes your biological clock into putting your body to sleep and waking it up on certain hours of the day. The biological clock isn’t influenced by sleep only, though. Almost everything influences it. If you eat at this hour now, you will get hungry at this hour tomorrow. Teach your body to adjust to all the things you need to do per day by having a routine. Exercise only at a certain hour each day. Eat meals and snacks at the exact same times per day.

Get a fitness buddy

It is hard to maintain a routine when you are on your own. Something can happen, and it can get you off track. For example, you got stranded in a traffic jam on your way home from 6 pm to 8 pm, and it made you skip your 7 pm exercise. When you got home, you decided to skip your exercise to do your more important tasks. The next day, you skip it again because you’re given more books to read. Sticking to your routine can be hard in this way. If you had a fitness buddy who didn’t get stuck in the traffic jam and didn’t get too much on her schedule, she will be there to remind you that you’re missing something. She can keep you on track in your fitness routine.


6 Ways to Get Fit & Healthy in Your College RoutineDon’t forget breakfast

People are supposed to eat three meals a day. In your busy life, though, you often rush out of your home and skip breakfast. You make up for it by eating brunch instead or eating only lunch and supper for the day. Still, there wouldn’t be such a thing as breakfast if it wasn’t necessary. To be successful in college, you need to have a high-functioning brain. The brain needs the energy to do the things you do in school, and it gets its energy from foods. Eating the complete set of meals per day will help you study better.

Realize the reality of alcohol

Alcohol makes you fat. Alcohol also makes you lose control while you are under its influence, making you more prone to eating too much food that make you even fatter. If you don’t drink, don’t start just to impress your peers. It is better to be unable to start than to be unable to stop. If you drink, try to lessen the alcohol for the sake of fitness and for the sake of school.


6 Ways to Get Fit & Healthy in Your College RoutineWork out often

Yes, you don’t have to be physically strong if you are mentally strong. Still, you won’t be mentally strong if you have an unhealthy body. Spending hours and hours in class, in the library, and before your desk just studying can give you bad blood circulation. The brain needs a good blood circulation to function at its best. Work out often to maintain the normal functions of your body and keep your brain cells activated even when you’ve been spending long hours stuck reading books. You can go to the school gym, or get a concept indoor rowing machine for fitness.

Manage your stress.

A new place that’s far from home and different from high school, lists of classes that you have to attend, and talks about preparing for your future career can get you stressed. All these can feel easier if you manage them properly. Take some breaks or ask around your school about where to get help if you start to feel miserable about the school life.

About the Author

Scott Murphy rowed crew at college in upstate New York and still has the same passion for the sport over 20 years later. He is a regular contributor to allrowers.com, a site offering reviews, workouts, industry news and education about the benefits of rowing and regular exercise.

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