Banish the Freshman Fifteen

Starting out at college is a time of excitement, anticipation, and oftentimes, extreme nervousness. There are a whole host of prospects that can leave any freshman filled with anxiety, from making friends to maintaining good grades to knowing which classes to take.

In addition to academic and social concerns, most college students will gain between 15 and 25 pounds by the end of their sophomore year. YIKES!

One of the main causes of the freshman 15? Lack of exercise: Not only do the majority of college students not get the recommended amount of exercise, one in three just don’t exercise at all.

To be fair, finding time for exercise in the midst of busy college life can be challenging, but there are some great ways that particular hurdle can be side-stepped.

One of our very own divas, Lauren Howard, figured out how to balance school work, social life and fitness.  Lauren started her fitness journey in our class and continued her quest for better health while away at UNC-Chapel Hill (Go heels!!!).  Don’t believe me, a picture says a thousand words:

Lauren Howard

TheBestColleges.org created a great infographic that explains some of the best ways for college students to stay fit—even in the middle of a dorm room.

These tips are not just for college kids.  Back-to-school craziness can derail even the best of organized mamas!  Are there any tips below you can incorporate at home even if you cannot make it to class or the gym?  Tell me in the comments:)

The Best Regimen for College Fitness

 

Source of post copy and info graphic:TheBestColleges.org

Comments

  1. Ha, I have a freshman 15 post coming up I think next week! Had to jump over and see! Love it! Thanks for sharing her methods!

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