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HOW TO STAY FIT
Staying healthy and fit at university can be hard. It’s a new environment and there are countless distractions. But you must remember that exercise and diet is key to good health. Exercising regularly can lead to a positive mindset which can help you in all aspects of life.
Join A Sports Team
By joining a university sports team, you can enjoy both a fitness side and a social side. This will fuel you to be more consistent with your health routines as university sports teams can be very serious about health and exercise. Most universities have many sports clubs to join such as netball, MMA, surfing and more!
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. A well-balance diet is key to health.
It’s recommended that you drink 7-8 glasses of water a day. Carrying a water bottle around is the best way to get your daily intake of water.
Join The Gym
Most universities will have a campus gym. This makes it even easier to access a gym. You can go before, between or after lectures. Most gyms have classes which can help those who are less able in the gym.
Staying fit and healthy at university means eating the right sort of food and the right amount. By meal prepping you ensure you eat enough to allow for muscle growth. Meal prep will also make it easier to revise. If you’re at the library for the day, it means you can take a meal with you and eat whilst working.
Sleep is the most important. If you don’t get enough sleep then it is likely that your gym routine will fail and you diet will go out the window. Without sleep, performance and muscle growth is likely to decline.
Walk Don’t Drive
To get in that little bit of extra exercise it is good to swap out driving for walking. Walking is the easiest form of exercise and it costs nothing. If its sunny outside, walk instead. Enjoy the outdoors. This will be great for your health in the long run. Do this especially if you have no access to a gym
Find A Buddy
Going to a gym alone can be daunting to newbies. So, I suggest finding someone who is as dedicated as you and go together. This will increase your performance as you have someone to push you.
Get Rid Of Bad Habits
Smoking and drinking excessively can have severe impacts on health. Smoking can lead to numerous illnesses such as lung cancer. The recommended intake of alcohol is 14 units per weeks, which comes to about 6 pints of beer or glasses of wine. Whilst you want to have fun at university, it is still a good idea to keep an eye on how much you are drinking. Visit your local GP if you need help.
Mental Health Is Just As Important As Physical Health
University can be overwhelming for many. Universities have increased their support services for students who are suffering in the recent years to make it easily accessible to students. If you need help, ask for it. The years you spend at university are going to be some of the best years of your life, so make sure you enjoy it to the fullest by keeping fit and healthy!