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:
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.