The transition from high school to college is exciting. But it’s also when fitness takes a backseat. Students who are generally active in highschool get busy in college and start leading sedentary lifestyles. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Today, there are various fun fitness options available to students.
In fact, college days are the perfect time to get serious about one’s health. Most campuses have gyms and these are accessible to students at affordable rates than the average gym membership. Many college fitness centres witness huge participation of students.
The perfect plan for a healthy body is the combination of proper diet and regular workout. The perfect body cannot be achieved without a proper diet.
Says Manu P. Nair of SRM University, Chennai, “I do not workout to add days to my life, I workout to add life to my days. Doing regular workout and maintaining a proper diet are priorities for me.”
College students mostly depend on gyms in campus and workout tutorial videos. They also use apps to meet different goals such as developing an exercise routine or improving eating habits. Health education programmes also influence college students and play a great role in improving their physical fitness. After all, physical fitness has proven to have positive effects both on the body and mind.
Fitness trackers are becoming a popular way to encourage physical activity among college students. Many college students also own and use fitness trackers to self-monitor step count. Who says gyms are the only means of achieving physical fitness? These exercises become monotonous for many. So, today, a large number of people opt some fun-filled exercises like aerobics and zumba to burn their calories.
Like her, many college students are carefully watching what they eat. They mostly prefer homely food and avoid eating unhealthy snacks. Drinking enough water and getting sufficient sleep are other key factors.
Many students also use stairs instead of lifts. They also prefer walking to cover short distances. Says Sivacharan of Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham, Kollam, “For me, proper and enough sleep is important. I go to gym regularly and have enough protein.” After all, you’ve got to hustle for that muscle!