RU Connection: Avoid the 'Freshman 15' with healthy habits
The Rutgers dining halls are home to some of the most delicious yet unhealthy foods. Their all-you-can-eat system makes it easy for
Here are some resources and tips you can use to avoid the freshman 15.
1. Group fitness classes
If you think the gym isn’t for you, all four campus gyms at Rutgers provide free group fitness classes. From
2. Acknowledge what you’re eating
Whether you’re at the dining hall or you’re out at a restaurant, it’s easy to become mindless with food choices when all you want to do is eat. If you think twice about what you’re going to eat and how it’s going to make you feel, it’s easier to make healthier choices. For instance, a balanced meal that includes carbohydrates, fats, and protein may be greater in calories than a salad but it’s definitely going to fill you up and keep you energized throughout the day.
3.Walking instead of taking the bus
The bus is often crowded and late depending on the hours of the day. Sometimes, it’s quicker to just get off one or two stops before and walk to class. You burn extra calories and you make it to class on time. Whether you’re running early or late, walking to class is always an option!
4. Drink water
Water may not be the tastiest drink but it’s the most beneficial for you. Staying hydrated in college is important because dehydration is the cause for many inconveniences, like headaches and fatigue. These are two things you can’t afford when you’re a college student. Plus, it has zero calories!
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