Everyone can agree when we say that staying healthy and living an active lifestyle in college is difficult.
It can feel hopeless sometimes trying to balance work, school, a social life, and staying sane. College is like having a second job with homework tacked onto it. A full course load and 15-20 hours of work per week leave a very small amount of time to fit in things that really matter like maintaining relationships and staying healthy. Some people manage to do it, but others, like myself, struggle to balance everything.
When a nap sounds like the greatest thing in the world
It's the question no one wants to answer...
"When was the last time you worked out?". I remember as a freshmen in college, spending hours a day trying to stay on top of all my school work but never finding the time to work on my health. Aka, going to the gym. For some it's weeks since they've been to the gym and for some it's months but regardless for a lot of students it's not as frequent as it should be.
Whether the problem is time management, laziness or lack of exercise knowledge, we all are guilty of slacking on the gym at some point. However, what most of these students don't know is there are organizations to help them get into a more active lifestyle. Joining fitness clubs and organizations can help students to become more accountable for taking care of their health, as well as gaining confidence and becoming a more motivated individual.
Snacking is something that most people do throughout the day. The breakfast you had wasn't substantial enough to hold you over through lunch... You're craving something sweet at midnight... Whatever the reason may be, most people do like to eat between meals, and that's alright. The problem wtih this though is that, most people do not grab healthy foods. That being the case, I began brainstorming some ideas for delicious and healthy options that would be great to have on hand!
Many people have created a habit out of their morning coffee. They will buy from the same place, always order the same drink, and assume they are getting a reliable morning beverage to jumpstart their day.
However, how do you know when you're getting the most bang for your buck? Caffeine levels range in various different types of beverages. We have created an infographic for consumers to understand the varying levels of caffeine in their beverages.
The chart below includes eight types of popular coffees. Arabica is the most common type brewed at home, followed closely by robusta. Instant coffee refers to single-serving cups of home-brew (made in a Keurig machine). Drip-brewed is made in a pot at home. Also available is a list of caffeine present in different Starbucks beverages.
Tracking your fitness and activity has become increasingly popular over recent years. The technology has kept improving and making wearable bands more accurate and responsive to all our health needs.
For me, getting a fitness tracker is one of the best decisions I've ever made when it comes to my health and fitness. It honestly changed my lifestyle and made me more aware of my daily routine. Before I got a fitness tracker, I didn't really know how much I was actively moving and really wanted to stay on top of my fitness levels.
Since buying one, I can see the difference in my health and my level of activity. I believe that getting a fitness tracker can accelerate your health and provide fitness insights. Below are five ways that having a Fitbit has helped me achieve my fitness goals.
College Life Struggles:
You're not the only one that is struggling to juggle homework, eating healthy, and going to the gym. This blog will give you some tips on how to better your lifestyle while in college.
Most college students figure that they don't have enough time or money to eat and workout as much as they would like. I have 3 tips that will help any college student on their journey to keep that spring break body all year.
When you live a life on the go, it seems as though nutritious and sustainable food takes a back seat to food that is cheap and quick. Here's a list of foods that, with a bit of preparation, will not only be quick, cheap, and delicious but nutritious, and sustainable for the environment as well.