Skip the Bus and Become More Buff

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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Physical activity. If you’re as busy as me, the thought alone can be daunting, bringing on feelings of guilt and stress. Managing your time gets hard in college, especially if you’re still adjusting as a freshman or a transfer student. Exercise for 60 minutes each day? You can’t even finish your homework. How the heck are you going to fit an entire hour of physical activity in there? And frankly, sweating it out at the gym in front of all the other gym-goers doesn’t seem very tempting to many of us. However, exercise really is important. There are so many reasons that exercise is great that it almost seems crazy not to fit physical activity in- click on this link to get inspired by all those benefits:

7 Mind Blowing Benefits of Exercise

So, if you’re feeling extra sedentary these days (sitting around doing homework doesn’t burn a whole lot of calories), it’s time to think outside of the box-like room that we call the gym. There are a million different ways to add more activity into your life. They’re hiding in every little crevice on campus. What about that bus? On a cold winter’s day, it may seem tough to get from your accounting class at one end of campus to your management class at the other without grabbing the bus, but if you take the time to walk there at a rapid pace that raises your heartbeat. That’s 10 minutes out of that 60 taken care of. Living in the Sercs or the Gables? Take the stairs, not the elevator! Walk into Durham to get your groceries, and carry them back to build strength in your arms. If you get to class a little early, walk up and down the stairs a couple of times. When you add up these little pieces of physical activity-and they do add up- they are incredibly beneficial to you, your self-esteem, and your health. 

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