We all know grabbing a bite to eat at the dining hall can be like trying to avoid landmines. Fuel up right with these tips for navigating the campus cafeteria.
Katie Dunlop from Love Sweat and Fitness assures us that is possible to stay healthy when eating on-campus, and says there are usually plenty of different places to choose from, so you just have to find what works for you! She suggests loading up on lean grilled proteins like chicken and fish, steamed veggies and grains like brown rice or quinoa to cut-down on the sodium and fat laden dishes you might otherwise reach for. Check out her blog post on Beating the Freshman 15 for more healthy lifestyle tips!
Just because you’re super-busy and stuck on campus, doesn’t mean you can’t fit in a workout – or that it has to feel like a chore. Try these tips for staying fit while having a blast!
Explore Your Campus
Brienne Peters from Lean Clean and Brie loves going on runs throughout her college campus. She really encourages you to get out there, because Fall is a beautiful time for running, plus it gives you an opportunity to meet new people and find new places! Kim Olson from Fit Kim recommends walking or biking everywhere rather than driving or catching a ride to incorporate more activity into your day. You could also try checking out the campus pool, or running the stairs in the stadium.
Whether you’ve been out partying or had a late night study sesh, chances are you’re going to encounter a few late nights while in college. Here are some tips for bouncing back and not feeling totally wrecked the next day.
Watch What You Drink
While watching what you eat is important, so is what you drink! Katie Dunlop from Love Sweat and Fitness reminds you to drink in moderation (if you’re of age), to avoid packing on those extra pounds. She also cautions you to watch out for sugary drinks, and stick to clear liquids. The next day, try sticking to water and herbal teas to help with rehydration.