Quiz: Which fitness regime best suits your college schedule?
Study International Staff
24 Apr 2019
Who has time to work out in college? Between assignments and exams, socialising and internships, classes and group discussions, it can be hard to find time to even sleep! And whenever you get some free time, Netflix in bed sounds way more appealing than physical work at a gym…
But to stay healthy, every college student should find time for moderate and vigorous physical activity – preferably every day. Just 23 percent of US adults get enough exercise to meet the guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercise in their spare time, according to data from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. This has worrying implications on whether we’ll be able to ward off the many illnesses associated with a lack of physical activity, such as hypertension and diabetes.
We believe there is a fitness regime to suit anyone and everyone. Take our quiz below to find out which fits your college schedule best!
1. How many days in a week would you be able to allocate for exercise?
2. How many hours would you be able to allocate on these days?
3. On a scale of one to ten, how stressful do you find college life? (One being the least stressful and ten for very stressful)
4. Are you easily motivated to work out?
5. What would you like to achieve from your fitness regime?
6. Will you be able to enjoy or endure an hour at the gym?
Quiz: Which fitness regime fits your college schedule best?
High intensity interval training (HIIT)
To lose weight fast, HIIT is the way to go. In less than 20 minutes per session about three to four times a week, and you should start to see results without having to compromise your busy campus life. Sign up for classes at your college gym or do it at in your dorm room to save even more time!
If college is heaving with way too many activities and deadlines for you, yoga could be a great option. Not only does it let you break a sweat, it's a proven way to help de-stress too.
If working out alone isn't motivating enough, get your college mates together once a week or more for some sports! Try basketball, futball, frisbee, even tennis and squash if you can only convince one person to join. It's an extra way to bond with your friends, too!
Regular strength training, like weight lifting or even body weight exercises like squats and lunges, can make you feel more confident and capable of daily tasks. It also helps bone growth, lowers blood sugar, assists with weight control, improves balance and posture, and reduces stress and pain in the lower back and joints.