Going Back to School? How to Stay Fit for Student Success

“To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” -Buddha

If you’re a student, or you remember the days of sitting and studying for long periods of time, you know how this can take a toll on mental and physical health. Hours of focusing taxes our brain and we’re bound to put on a few extra pounds if we don’t get active. A quick workout is a nice way of taking a break when studying. Staying fit helps us to remain mentally sharp, and will help us sleep better at night. If you spend most of your day sitting, you may find that you have built up energy at night and will struggle to go to bed. Making sure to stay active during the day will help you feel more invigorated, have normal sleeping pattern, and ultimately improve your success on the college campus.

Clean up your dorm room

Cleaning up after yourself is a productive thing to do regardless of your health, but it also offers a nice way to get active. Cleaning your door room or apartment will help you work off some energy. The key is to do it as quickly but as thoroughly as possible. Vacuum your carpets very well, but do it in a speedy manner. Organize your room and clean up but do it with your physically stamina in mind. Even ten minutes of doing this will raise your heart rate and leave you with a clean room at the same time.

Rearrange your room

Cleaning is one thing, but rearranging your room around is even better for a physical feat. Shift your bed and clean under it, move your desk and get all of that hidden dirt, and alter your room for a bit of a change. If you have to spend a lot of time in one room it can soon become dingy and stale. If you move your room around, you can break a sweat while making your living conditions a little more fresh and inspiring.

Walk the dog

Going for a walk each day will keep the blood pumping and help maintain your fitness. You may not lose a stone of weight, but it stops your body from losing muscle mass and helps keep you in shape for when your real workouts take place. Plus, walking your dog allows you to see a bit of the outdoors, which often comes as a welcome break when you have been boxed inside a room studying.

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. -Thomas Jefferson

Tennis or soccer makes for a good workout

Very physical things such as rugby or hockey are likely to leave you bruised and battered and in no state to study. But, good aerobic activities such as running after a soccer ball or tennis ball are going to come through as a very good workout. Just twenty minutes once or twice per week is going to help you maintain your physique, plus they are competitive and fun (if you’re looking for more of a challenge).

Men try push-ups and sit ups

Upper body strength is important for a man, since they have a tendency to congregate fat around their stomach and under the chin. Concentrate on these areas for a short and quick workout break. Doing sit ups and push-ups can offer a nice physical activity. If you do not fancy push-ups then try pull ups. Find a climbing frame, a tree, an overhead bar, or buy a pull-up bar.

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. -John F. Kennedy

Women try running and swimming

Women do not have fat congregate around their bellies exclusively. On a woman it can appear in a lot of areas such as on the arms, stomach, buttocks, thighs, hips and boobs. Adding some cardio activities will help to stop a nasty distribution of fatty tissue, and will help to stop it piling up around your boobs. Running will help to keep it off of the thighs, hips and bottom. Swimming is the best way of keeping fatty tissues off of the arms, neck, and back because it requires you to use all of the muscles at one time. You will find that any fat that does congregate is often more evenly spread, which avoid the typical “bingo wings” on the arms and the double chin. Remember to exercise during those busy times of the semester. Prioritize ways to stay active. It will not only keep you looking good, but it will keep you feeling good and staying focused.

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