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How to Live a Healthy Lifestyle Through Exercise for Students at University

Your early 20s is a very dynamic and challenging time. It can be difficult to handle the stress and pressure in healthy ways. This leads students down unhealthy paths and away from fitness. I am here to tell you that there is another option. To live a life of health, wealth, and happiness while in college. In this article, I will go through the main building block of a healthy college lifestyle. Having a fit body will propel you into the life you want. 

Exercise Every Morning

I once heard a quote, “Exercise is the first step to greatness”. This may seem grandiose and far-fetched. Exercise is the foundation upon which everything great in university is built. Having a scheduled and routinised exercise plan is what most people lack, which would set them up for success in their day-to-day college life. 

Choosing which activities are the best use of time is a student’s biggest challenge. Many students get led down the wrong path of doing unhealthy activities to pass the time. I suggest getting up reasonably early every morning and doing an organised exercise. Whether it be a run, rock climbing or lifting weights having this sacred time in the morning, alone or with friends will ground you for the day. It lets you step back from all the challenges the day will provide. It allows you to focus on the first task of the day, getting fit. 

Starting your day with exercise will centre your mind and body. You go through pain and discomfort. Which will make the rest of your day and the challenges thrown at you seem less scary and easily surmountable. 

Don’t be too focused on how early it is in the morning but make sure that it is something you do within 30 minutes after getting out of bed and before your breakfast. In my experience as a college swimmer, I swim each morning. Staring at a cold pool every morning is quite a daunting task. After I finish every morning, I feel an immense feeling of satisfaction. I feel like I can conquer the day with pride and no fear because I have already proven to myself that I can do difficult things. 

You will start to see all the benefits once you have implemented an exercise routine for a few weeks. Your body will be healthier, you won’t feel as tired throughout the day, and you may make good friends through your fitness journey. There are countless benefits to exercising first thing every day. A simple exercise routine can be felt in other parts of our lives. The focus and discipline will extrapolate into other aspects of your life. Your study habits, eating habits and relationships will all benefit because you chose to improve your physical health.