ollege students usually have a lot on their plate. Whether you are pursuing a full-time course, or taking up a part-time course, you have to juggle academics with social life and your other responsibilities. You have to cope with your coursework, meet assignment deadlines, and do some extra reading all the while trying to finish your personal chores, make plans with friends and pursue hobbies.
As challenging as it may be, you will make some of the best memories of your life. But to attain all your objectives at least satisfactorily, you need to be in the best of health. This means that apart from all that you are busy with, you need to allot some time for your health - mental and physical. For all that you need to accomplish, you need to come up with a suitable schedule.
Fortunately, there are simple workouts that you can easily incorporate into your schedule. Here are 5 of them:
Yoga is the ultimate workout for combining all your fitness goals. It can help fight fatigue, build stamina, increase flexibility (access the full range of motion), and help you get in good shape overall. It does not require special equipment, and it can be done in peace and quiet, so you don’t have to worry about waking up your dorm mates (if you choose to work out when it is their nap time).
Chances are that you have heard of the connection between yoga, meditation, and mental health. Yoga can help reduce stress, relieve anxiety, improve focus and mood, increase tolerance, and lower depression. Yoga can also be used as an add-on treatment for PTSD. Some yoga asanas may also boost memory.
You need to try yoga to understand its positive effects on your mind and body. Beware! It can get addicting! It is such a graceful method of taking care of your health, and it does not make huge demands on your already packed schedule. You can practise yoga outdoors as well.
As the name suggests, there is only one requirement for this kind of workout - a sturdy wall. Do not underestimate it because of how simple it sounds. There are all kinds of exercises that you can do with the support of a wall - from beginner-friendly to ones requiring practice and expertise.
You can tone your entire body with wall workouts. Wall sits can help you build strength and endurance. Some other exercises that you can include in your wall workout are marching bridges, wall lunges, wall side push-ups, and foot-up split squats.
Again, as you probably guessed from the name, this workout revolves around stairs. The best part is, you can fit these exercises into your schedule without having to block out special times for them. You can do these exercises on the go, as you move to your classes. Ditch the elevators, and take the stairs. You can start a little early for your classes, pack in a few minutes of exercise and reach your class refreshed and energized.
Scale up flights of stairs, vary your pacing, and maybe even try skater steps. If you have a few extra minutes, try the triceps stair dip, step up to reverse lunge, and the (stair version) mountain climber. Step up your fitness game!
A protruding belly can be a tell-tale visible sign of a sedentary lifestyle. It is understandable that college students want to avoid it as much as possible. Crunches can help you tone and strengthen your abs.
While doing crunches, make sure that you do it in the right manner, or it could turn out to be counterproductive. A crunch workout does not have to be basic. Add crunch variations like the butterfly crunch, reverse crunches, bicycle crunches, straight leg crunch, and even bird-dog crunch.
Pilates workouts are all about precise moves, postures, flexibility, and balance. Joseph Pilates came up with this body conditioning exercise as a mode of recovery for dancers.
Pilates can have therapeutic as well as preventive benefits. With pilates, you can build a healthy baseline, and recover faster from injuries. Start with beginner-friendly exercises and as you get comfortable, progress to advanced levels.
As a student, you try to fit more into your schedule; you multitask wherever you can. You can apply a similar concept to your workouts. Some of the workouts on this list can be combined for a more dynamic workout.
It is advisable to start small and increase the intensity of your workouts gradually. If you suffer from any conditions, do take your doctor’s opinion on the workout you intend to follow. A few minutes of exercise each day can go a long way in helping you maintain your physical health as well as mental health. Contact us today to know how we can help you advance your carer, if you are interested in Healthcare .
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