This column will explore the best health and fitness tips for the time crunched and stressed
college student. Living a healthy lifestyle is possible in between all the New York pizza and
nights out at Fenwicks. Moderation is the key.
Week 1: How I Did It
For anyone that’s in the same boat as I was and strives to shed extra pounds, here a list of the most effective tips I found that helped me lose about 15 pounds.
1.) Your health is 70 percent what you eat and 30 percent working out, ALWAYS
REMEMBER THIS. We really are what we eat. To lose weight, eat better and to tone up,
work out in Draddy or Van Cortlandt.
2.) Take control of your eating habits. What we put into our mouths is arguably the most
control we have over anything in life. Count calories in moderation; try to eat simple
foods like fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, etc.
3.) Beware of misleading labels, just because something says fat free does not mean it’s
healthy. What it does mean is that the fat has been replaced with extra carbohydrates
which turn to sugar as we digest them and in turn makes you gain weight. No part of the
food pyramid is the enemy.
4.) Get enough sleep. Being sleep deprived makes you gain weight, try to get your 8+ hours
a night. This can be tricky in college, but it’s vital to set aside enough time to get a good
5.) Drink as much water and tea as you can, this alone helps you lose weight. It is vital
to stay hydrated. You’re already dehydrated if you become thirsty. Carrying around a
reusable water bottle is a good way to guarantee this.