There’s No Need to Sacrifice Fitness For Studies
You just need a few changes to make.
With the rise of unhealthy and processed foods in this century, it has become essential to involve a person in some kind of activity to avoid any long-term health-related issues. Fast food chains are nowadays available at every corner of the street. The foods are sold at a cheaper price which makes it a budget-friendly option to go for students and regular college goers. According to CDC, “During 2015–2018, 36.3% of children and adolescents aged 2–19 years consumed fast food on a given day.”
As the craze for junk foods and all kinds of unhealthy stuff is increasing among students every single day the obesity rate among this age group is also growing by a huge margin. According to CDC, “In the United States, the percentage of children and adolescents affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s. In 2017–2018, about 1 in 5 school-aged children were affected by obesity (20.3% of all 6–11-year-olds, 21.2% of all 12–19-year-olds).” If we even dive deeper we can see not only these unhealthy foods but also the lifestyle our social media platforms promote is also the cause of destroying a student’s health. That is why it is the high time we should start taking care of our bodies.
Now, as a student, it is hard to find time for exercise. Especially if you are someone for whom study plays more priority, then the task gets even tougher. See, it is not completely impossible to find time for exercise (no matter how passionate you are about working out). As also a student myself I have been balancing my studies and school for the past 4+ years. So, I can share with you some tips on how you can do the same. That is why in this blog I am going to share my 5 tips on how you can manage fitness while in college.
Build a schedule
Find a time of the day when you will work out. As a student, you have an idea or a fixed schedule of classes right? So I guess there will be no problem with managing time for fitness if you want to. For instance, as a student myself I prefer hitting the gym in the mornings because most of my classes are around 12 pm. But in my first year in college, I used to hit the gym at night (around 7 pm) because I had college from 10 am in the morning.
So, as a student, if you want to balance fitness/ working out without sacrificing your studies then fix a time when you will hit the gym (or in general work out) no matter what.
Be flexible with the training program
You may have heard about Push-Pull-Legs, Upper-Lower, or Full body training programs; but as a student, you can not find a perfect one. Different weeks may require you to train differently. You possibly skip a day because of study pressure that you thought to hit Legs. Because of that it is always better to set a goal that you hit every body part at least twice a week. Being able to be flexible with your training plan will allow you to not hit a body part less than twice per week.
What I will prefer is to set a base training plan like — Push-Pull or Upper-Lower or Full body and always be ready to change it whenever needed. Even though I do Upper-Lower; on many occasions I changed it to Push-Pull-Legs.
Never miss a chance to move
You can involve yourself in fitness even outside of your training timings. For instance — instead of taking a lift, walk to your class on the 3rd floor or maybe go for a walk with your friends in the evenings. No matter when you get time to move your body, do it. On many occasions when I feel burned out from writing blogs or feel bored with my studies, I go cycling.
Be ready to say ‘No’
Be ready to say No to that friend who always asks you to eat outside. Say No to junk food. Instead, carry healthy tiffin with you. And if you have no choice but to eat outside then instead of going for unhealthy foods, search for healthy ones. If you feel too tempted then once or twice a week of junk is fine but in most cases try to avoid it. By chance, if you end up having one bad meal, make sure not to continue for rest of the day.
Also, make sure the diet is clean and at least somewhat high in protein. You do not have to measure every single bit of food, you just need to make healthy choices. If you still can not make the right choices then I have made a 2000-calorie diet plan with workout support which you can download.
2000 Calorie Diet Plan With Workout Support
Are you looking for a diet plan to guide you on your journey? Then here I am sharing with you my self-made diet plan…
Set a goal
A goal makes you more committed. Set a realistic health goal and work on it. Instead of setting some unrealistic goals which you have seen on the internet, set something that you can achieve. That will keep you motivated to work out again the next day. Along with that keep patience. Because you are not making instant noodles, it will take time to show some visible results.
With all of these tips just make sure to keep moving the body and you will start seeing the body you always desired.
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