How to Avoid—or Recover from—Weight Gain in College

When I first started college, I didn’t have much time to work out. I worked out with friends every now and then, but I never consistently went to the gym. I worked as a YMCA co-counselor, and I was also obtaining a minor in dance. Between running around with students and dancing I didn’t need much exercise. After graduating from Rollins College, I enrolled in Florida Atlantic University’s neuroscience program. I gained 10 pounds after my first semester! I was shocked and didn’t know why I gained weight. After comparing my first year in college with my current year I realized I wasn’t as active as I used to be. My job at FAU had me sitting at a desk, and I no longer attended dance classes.

One way to beat weight gain? Lace up your kicks and workout!

One way to beat weight gain? Lace up your kicks and workout!

As students enter college they no longer participate in activities and don’t replace the lack of physical activity with something else—hence the weight gain. Don’t fret! There are a few simple things you can do to recover from the freshman 15! Read more

Lace Up Those Kicks for Global Running Day with These 5 Tips!

If you’re a college student, chances are you haven’t had much time on your hands to focus on running or had the patience to really ease into it during the school year. Now that it’s summer and today is Global Running Day, it’s time to begin!

As I former runner, I had to start from the bottom as well. I remember not even being able to run my first mile. Fast forward a few months from that and I was able to run 6 miles without being out of breath! Since then, I have learned a lot about running and I believe that everyone should try it. If you’re reading this and wondering how you can possibly start doing something you’ve never tried or dread doing, I’m here to give you my tips. Read more

Student health tips: How to train for a 5k

Marahon shoesSo you think you want to be a runner? Maybe you’ve even signed up for your first 5K. But now you need to prepare for that 3.1 mile run. It may sound daunting, but you can do it, and probably train for a 5K it in less time than you think. Whether you have been running for some time or never laced up a pair of sneakers and hit the pavement, here are some tips on how to train for your first 5K. Read more