At the beginning of a new year, getting healthier is on a lot of our minds. Many of the students at Campion have made commitments to a regular exercise routine. Are you interested in improving your physical fitness? Here are 5 tips to help you:
1. Make a schedule to work out
With our busy routine at Campion, it is important to make a plan of when you are going to work out during the week. Checking your schedule is the first step to take before you create your workout plan. If you have a free period between classes, write in “workout” on your schedule and head to the weight room for that hour consistently, just like it is a class commitment.
2. Stop ordering doordash
Fast food delivery orders are really common here at Campion, but if you want to start going to the gym and make gains, you should stop ordering junk food, otherwise you will not make any progress. Make it a point to eat more vegetables off the salad bar, and add in some protein shakes for when you are hungry and the cafeteria is closed.
3. Work hard
Reaching your physical goals requires a lot of hard work and dedication to what you really want. Start slowly, get used to lifting weights, and learn correct form. When you feel confident and begin to increase your weight, you will start to notice changes that you have been making at the gym.
4. Focus on priorities
Working out takes a lot of your dedicated time, but that DOES NOT mean that you should spend more time at the gym than studying. Doing your homework and studying for tests will lead you to success at Campion. If you feel good about yourself in other areas of your life, you will be more willing to keep working hard and eating healthfully.
5. Think about sleep
One of the main pillars of health is sleep. Staying up until midnight or later will make you tired and you won’t have enough energy for the next school day. If you get at least eight hours of sleep, your muscles will recover and you will be able to perform better in your work out time.
Regular exercise has so many benefits; it’s not all about what you look like. So, get out of your room and get active this semester!
Pedro Vieira, Student News Team