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How Can I Make Exercising Easier and More Fun in College?

Struggling to incorporate exercise into your daily college life? We have some expert advice on making it fun and easy to keep up with.

CX experts generic imageKelly Koeppel
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Living on a college campus can be both exciting and challenging at the same time. With so many responsibilities, it can be tough to maintain a regular exercise routine. However, regular exercise is crucial not only for your physical health but your mental health as well. Here are some practical tips to make exercising easier and more fun in college.

  • Find a workout buddy: Having a friend to exercise with can motivate you to keep up with your fitness routine. Find someone in your dorm or go beyond your room and join a fitness class at the campus gym.
  • Join a recreational sports team: Joining a team is a great way to meet new people, stay fit, and have fun. Many campus intramural and club sports are free, and the time commitment is usually only a few hours a week.
  • Make it a social event: Instead of grabbing dinner with friends, invite them to join you for a workout session. You can do a group class or take advantage of the outdoor spaces and activities available on campus.
  • Change it up: Doing the same exercises every day can become boring. Make exercise more fun with different workouts. There’s yoga, dance, martial arts, cardio, and more! Switching up your routine can help you stay motivated and engaged.
  • Use technology: There are many mobile apps and online resources to help you stay on track with your fitness goals. Use apps to track your progress, find new exercises, and connect with other fitness enthusiasts.
  • Get outside: When you feel restless, put on your headphones and take a walk or jog.

Maintaining a regular exercise routine with these practical tips can be simple. It pays to make small, attainable changes to your daily routine for long-lasting mental and physical health benefits. The key is to find a fitness routine that works for you.

Want more advice from this expert? Check out Kelly Koeppel’s full-length blogs on exercising in college over on her author’s page.

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