College Student Fitness and Nutrition Guide

We were recently contacted by an individual who asked us to take a look at a graphic and a link you will be later in this post. It is a somewhat long but simple and comprehensive guide to basic fitness and nutrition for college students and those who live a similar lifestyle. I read the post briefly and after realizing that there was nothing wrong or harmful in its contents I decided to share it. I think it is a very useful resource for students to print out and hang up in their rooms.

During our last leg workout, beasted calves hamstrings, and jump squats!

During our last leg workout, beasted calves hamstrings, and jump squats!

The credit for the post is given to the site which is linked below. I will keep the woman’s name who contacted us anonymous. Here is a Hungry&Fit generally-approved article and–more importantly–graphic that individuals can use as a basic guide for creating a great regimen for college fitness and a healthy lifestyle. (It doesn’t say much about nutrition and diet.)

As the page states, “Starting out at college is a time of excitement, anticipation, and oftentimes, extreme nervousness. There are a whole host of prospects that can leave any freshman filled with anxiety, from making friends to maintaining good grades to knowing which classes to take. One of the biggest sources of anxiety for students, however, is unrelated to academics: A large percentage of students greatly fear the famous and dreaded freshman 15. The truth is, this isn’t an irrational fear: Most college students will gain between 15 and 25 pounds by the end of their sophomore year. One of the main causes of the freshman 15? Lack of exercise: Not only do the majority of college students not get the recommended amount of exercise, one in three just don’t exercise at all. To be fair, finding time for exercise in the midst of busy college life can be challenging, but there are some great ways that that particular hurdle can be side-stepped. Today’s infographic takes a look at the best ways for college students to stay fit—even in the middle of a dorm room. From cardio to strength training to flexibility, there’s a myriad of ways in which even the biggest of couch potatoes can beat the freshman 15.”

That is the image and below it is the link. Credit goes to who we enjoyed working with and look forward to working with again in the future. They originally posted it in early August of 2013. Being hungry and fit is a lifestyle so creating a solid regimen is one of the best ways to stay hungry and fit!

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12 Responses to "College Student Fitness and Nutrition Guide"

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  1. Chocolate Covered Race Medals

    September 25, 2013 at 9:07 am

    What a cool link! I really got into fitness and working out in college, because I had a gym in my dorm building and I had time 🙂 I love this!

    And PS: probably my favorite kitty picture yet. Adorable.

    • hungryandfit

      September 25, 2013 at 9:48 am

      Haha thank you!! 🙂 Wow gym in the dorm building…that is NICE!

  2. Marga

    September 25, 2013 at 10:52 am

    great tips, but I love the bonus kitty pic!!

  3. JennyO

    September 25, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Funny but that also applies to crazy work schedules. 😉 I’ll have to send this to my daughter (who DID gain and thankfully lose her freshman 15)

  4. Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves

    September 26, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Such a great infographic! Thanks for sharing! I will definitely refer to it when I head off to college next year. 🙂

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  6. StudentGymmer

    October 2, 2014 at 5:52 am

    I’m mainly interested in the strength training part, but the other parts were helpful as well. I’m especially guilty of often skipping breakfast as a college student myself.