8 Ways to Avoid the Freshman 15

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Many college students fear the Freshman 15 upon arrival to school. But with these amazing health, fitness, nutrition, and stress tips you can avoid the weight gain! Learn more here: http://www.anytimehealth.com/blog/395431-8-ways-to-avoid-the-freshman-15

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8 Ways to Avoid the Freshman 15

  1. 1. 8 Ways to Avoid the Freshman 15
  2. 2. too many episodes of breaking bad + seconds at the dining hall equals... image via gawker.com
  3. 3. FRESHMAN 15
  4. 4. so how do you avoid it? Glad you asked! Here are 8 ways to stay healthy in college.
  5. 5. 1. Walk or bike to class Burn extra calories by skipping metro transit and use your legs or bike to get to class. It’s a perfect way to clear your head after class!
  6. 6. 2. Join an intramural sports team Intramural leagues are a great way to get social (just what you, freshman, need) while staying active. Grab your floormates and start your own team! image via upenn.edu
  7. 7. 3. Dining hall ≠ all you can eat buffet image via bates.edu Be conscious of your portion sizes and number of servings. Resist the urge to overindulge because you feel like you have to get your money’s worth. Stick to one plate and go easy on fried foods or items with heavy sauces or dressing.
  8. 8. 4. Be smart about your weekend plans Alcohol contains a lot of hidden and empty calories. Think carefully about what and how much you’re consuming. It adds up! image via studentry.sg
  9. 9. 5. Take Advantage of Your Recreation Center There’s a really good chance you pay some sort of fee for access to athletic facilities as part of your tuition whether you use them or not. image via westshore.edu
  10. 10. 6. Respect your collegiate budget and your waistline Eating out isn’t cheap. Save some money by eating meals at home! image via about.gmu.edu
  11. 11. 7. Get Enough Sleep When you are tired, your body craves food. So skip the “all night cram sesh” and get your zzz’s. image via businessinsider.com.au
  12. 12. 8. Find an outlet for stress Increase your awareness of what triggers your stress and how you deal with it. We have a tendency to eat unhealthy foods and exercise less when we’re stressed. image via ecampusblog.com
  13. 13. resources for students • College Guide to Eating Healthy from Nerd Fitness • Healthy Dorm Meal Ideas from Pinterest • Game of Thrones Workout Game • Dorm Room Workout Routine • Bust Excuses with This Wellness Plan
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