Getting in Shape Your Freshman Year of College
Attending college can mean bad eating, little exercise and unhealthy living. It is difficult to get in shape for college freshmen. Healthy living is a choice that freshmen need to make on their own. It truly is a choice you need to make.
If you are a college student, you are probably staying up late: studying and/or partying. This is the first time that you have been able to make all of your own decisions about your lifestyle. Your parents are not around to tell you what to do. Hopefully, you are making good choices. However, some students may poor choices.
Late Night Pizza & All You Can Eat Cafeterias: Eat Better
The old saying about "The freshmen 15" is a real and an unfortunate reality for many college freshmen. For some, the freshmen college student can balloon beyond the 15 pounds to 20 or more pounds. Because of the late night pizza and all you can eat cafeterias, many students pick up bad eating habits.
To avoid gaining the extra weight and/or to lose what you have already gained, you have to eat healthier. If you are eating in the cafeteria, you need to make one round with your plate and choose healthy choices. A trip to the sundae bar is not worth the bulge in your belly.
It is really common sense, but hard to do when you are in a hurry to get to class. It takes some planning. You need to look over the food choices while you are waiting in line and pick low-fat or healthy ones. Most college cafeterias mark their food as such.
Shopping for Healthier Choices at the Grocery Store
If you are living in an apartment, you need to learn how to eat healthy eating on the cheap. Healthy food usually costs more than junk food. The more you prepare instead of buying pre-packaged the more money you will save.
If you can shop with a friend and buy in bulk, you will save more money too. And, when mom comes to town, she will be more likely to buy you healthy food rather than junk food. Learn some easy recipes for college to help with the food bill too.
Make the Choice to Exercise
To get in shape for the freshmen year, you will need to exercise more. Most colleges have an exercise rooms or whole buildings for this activity. The best part is that admission to these grand buildings is usually part of your tuition costs. And, many colleges have Zumba classes, Yoga classes, spinning classes, etc. These are actually fun and can be social events.
Plus, you should be walking to class. Do not take the bus or drive to your next class, walk. This is the best way to keep your weight in check.