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Beating the Freshman 15: Bouncing Back from a Late Night

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.

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Beating the Freshman 15: Managing Stress

While nutrition and fitness are important parts of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, so is managing stress and practicing good self-care.  Here are some tips from the people who’ve been there to help you conquer freshman year (and beyond!)

Be Flexible

Kimberly Olson from Fit Kim points out that each semester is different, and that workload will vary depending on the classes and teacher.  She suggests not signing up for too many activities until class gets into full swing to avoid overloading yourself. Morgan Timm from Mostly Morgan echoes this, saying that it can be easy to say “yes” to everything, but you really need to focus on avoiding spreading yourself too thin.

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