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Solid Fitness Tips For Avoiding The "Freshman 15"

The life of a college student can be an extremely stressful time in a young person's
life. Often, the last thing a student thinks about during this time is their
fitness. However, because the typical college student gains approximately 10 to 15
pounds while in school, you should ensure that you aim to remain healthy. Apply the
tips below to help you do this.

Decrease the stress in your life by having a great workout. If you are stressed out
over a test, take a little time out to get a workout in. This will make you feel
much better, and it will likely lead to you studying with a clearer head. After a
workout, your brain is in full gear, which improves your studying. You may even find
that your grades improve from working out.

Try not to drink so much beer. Although you want to fit in with your college
buddies, beer is a terrible beverage for you to drink. It slows your metabolism and
increases your belly fat fast. Instead, drink water. Because your body is mostly
made of water, it needs water in order to perform its normal functions. You'll be
surprised at how much better you will feel by drinking water.

Always be moving constantly. If you have to study for long hours at a time, make
sure that you take a 10-15 minute break every hour in order to clear your mind and
walk around. This helps you burn calories off your body, and it will get your brain
moving. It is never good to sit still for hours per day without moving at all.

Consider taking some fitness classes. Whatever your major is, there will likely be
some free electives that you can choose. Instead of choosing an elective where you
sit around, use this opportunity to get in some exercise. You can get in a workout
and get college credit at the same time. You simply cannot beat that.

Regardless of how busy your mornings are,   you should always eat breakfast. It should
never be skipped. Without breakfast, your   brain does not function as well as it
should, and your metabolism slows down to   a crawl. If you do not have enough time to
cook, microwave something, have a bowl of   cereal, or grab a quick breakfast bar.
Your body needs fuel to begin the day.

Instead of driving or taking the bus, try walking to class when possible. That way,
you are burning some extra calories and energizing yourself for your upcoming class.
You may also discover other people doing the same thing, and you could meet new
friends. All types of benefits can be derived from walking to class.

Although it is difficult to fit in time to exercise when you are a full-time college
student, you will be thankful that you took some time to do so. Remaining fit will
ensure that your mind is running as efficiently as possible. Therefore, both your
body and your grades will be improved.

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