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Top 10 Ways to Stay Fit in the Dorm Room

Summer will soon come to a screeching halt and the school year will be among us. For some students this means cheap late night eating, confined dorm rooms, and excessive partying. Staying fit during college is extremely tough due to lack of money and time. Gym memberships can be expensive (unless there is free access to school fitness facilities), and finding time to exercise between class and nap time is often challenging as well.

The dorm room adds another challenge to fitness. The confined living quarters and messy roommates provide yet another obstacle. Follow the 10 ways below to dorm fitness and you will more than likely avoid the freshman 15. Good luck, study hard, and enjoy your time in school (it will be over before you know it, believe me).

Top 10 Ways to Stay Fit in the Dorm Room

  1. Refrain from eating past midnight
  2. Get plenty of rest (6-8 hours of sleep a night)
  3. Stay hydrated (drink 64-90 ounces a day… water, that is)
  4. Eat a variety of nutritious foods including fruits and vegetables
  5. Stretch daily
  6. Don’t keep fattening snacks in the dorm room
  7. If you’re going to party; save it for the weekends
  8. Sign up for intramurals (free, fun, and keeps you active)
  9. Don’t put a television in the room (find other entertaining things rather than watching TV all day and night)
  10. Follow the equipment-free dorm room fitness routine below

Dorm Room Fitness Routine (1 – 2 sets of the following)

  • 50 jumping jacks
  • 20 push-ups (regular or modified)
  • 100 mountain climbers
  • 100 regular crunches
  • 20 squat jumps
  • One minute plank
  • 45 second side planks
  • 20 alternating lunges
  • 20 reverse lunges
  • 100 bicycle crunches

Also watch:

How to Avoid the Freshman 15

August 2nd, 2010

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