3 Campus Activities To Get You Moving

Is it just me or does everyone become a little lazier in college?

Maybe it’s the fact that a lot of people stop playing sports they have always played, or no longer have the money to join a gym, or maybe it’s just an increased need for relaxation, I don’t know.

It seems once students get to college they become much less active and less motivated to get themselves moving and exercising.

We have all heard about the infamous “freshman 15”, so why are people so reluctant to be active?

Here are five fun and easy activities you can do on campus to get yourself moving again.

  1. Walk to parties: It may not be true for every campus, but at least at Michigan State University, everyone always seems to take cabs to parties. Now I understand this on some level because our campus is huge and girls, if you’re in heels, I understand not trucking to parties in them every time. But walking to parties (if you go to them) is one of the simplest ways to get your exercise in without even thinking about it. You don’t have to feel like you’re working out, you’re just walking to a destination you are excited to get to.
  2. Take an exercise class for free: Many colleges/universities offer free exercise classes, such as the newly popular Zumba classes right in the dorms! The best part? They are often free for students, or otherwise very cheap, (about $3 per class). Taking exercise classes are a great commitment to make with a friend from your hall, or you can use the class to meet new people as well. Group exercise classes, especially if you go with friends, force you to make more of a commitment to going than working out by your self because other people are counting on you to be there.
  3. Join an intramural sports league: If you were an athlete in high school and still want to play, but with less competition, an IM sports league is perfect for you! IM sports are fun, less competitive sports leagues made up of teams of friends who usually just want to get some exercise. IM leagues are made for people of all skill-levels, and can be a good way to try a new sport, relive the “glory days” of high school sports, or meet new people while staying active.

No matter how you choose to keep yourself in shape, staying active in college is crucial to avoiding the dreaded “freshman 15” that haunts many incoming college students.

Working out with friends is one of the best ways to stay committed to being active during college. Find a new friend from your hall, or a group of old friends you used to play sports with and join a team or take an exercise class together. It can be a great way to advance your new friendships or keep old ones going.

Remember, staying active doesn’t have to cost a lot of money or be very time consuming, it can be as fun and easy as walking instead of riding to parties.

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Madeline Fetchiet

Madeline Fetchiet

Madeline Fetchiet is a sophomore at Michigan State University, studying journalism and philosophy of law. Aside from reporting, Madeline enjoys tae kwon do, reading, writing, researching and traveling, and can be considered a music enthusiast. Madeline currently works as an intern for thecollegehelper.com, and is a banquet server at Travis Pointe Country Club in Ann Arbor, MI. Perfecting the storytelling side of reporting is something she looks forward to in her future career as a journalist.
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