College tips for student health and staying in shape

Fresh vegetables are important components of a...

Fresh veggies are important components of a healthy diet!

How to be healthy in college? That’s a big question. With the dreaded “Freshman 15” weight gain looming, college may not evoke a place of healthy eating and exercise, what with the pizza, late parties and extensive napping. But some very common sense tips for college life can help you stay in shape and maintain student health while you’re juggling classes, a part-time job and a social life.

Exercise tips

Exercise: make a plan and do it. Map out a fitness schedule each day or a few days a week for some vigorous exercise to give your body and mind a good workout. Read more

Health and fitness: Fun fitness workouts and exercise ideas to keep you motivated

Woman with hula hoop, Folsum Street Fair, San ...During the summer months, health and fitness come naturally and staying in shape is no problem. There are plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and fun fitness workouts to enjoy wherever you go. But once you’re back on a school schedule you may need some exercise ideas that will keep you motivated when you’re short on time.

Dance your butt off

The best kind of exercise is one where you don’t feel as you’re working out at all. That means stepping to the rhythm of a powerful beat. If you love to dance, you’ve got to try Zumba. This popular trend is popping up everywhere. You can join a class or buy a DVD and dance the night away at home yourself or with a friend. Read more