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Mastering the Art of Balancing Books and Barbells!

As a student it can be hard to find the right balance between academic commitments and being physically active. When faced with a busy schedule, exercising is frequently one of the first things to be dropped. But fear not! In this blog we will be diving into tips and tricks that have helped me and, hopefully can help you in mastering the art of balancing books and barbells.

1.     Establish a realistic schedule


Create a weekly schedule that outlines your classes, study sessions, other commitments, and upcoming deadlines. Based on your outline, find a preferably consistent time that you can designate as your workout time. Be realistic on how long you anticipate spending working out.


2.     Make fitness a priority 


Treat your workout time as one-on-one meeting with your boss. Just as you wouldn’t skip a meeting with your boss, treat your workout time with the same level of commitment and consistency. If fitness is important to you then you need to make time for it.


3.     Short workouts count too

There is often a misconception that we need to work out for at least an hour to see results. However, that is simply not true. Even a 10-minute workout can improve your overall health. So, if you are pressed for time, consider shortening your workout. The key is consistency not duration!


4.     Come prepared

Make a habit of packing a gym bag before leaving your house. This way you have all the necessary equipment and gear to workout, eliminating the need for additional trips throughout the day.


5.     Stay active without the gym


Exercise isn’t limited to the gym! Whether it’s a short walk, using the stairs instead of the elevator, or a quick workout at home, there are various ways to stay active without stepping foot into a gym. Although these actions might appear minor, their impact can accumulate over the course of the week.

6.     Find an accountability buddy


Having someone who holds you accountable can make it easier to stick to your goals and make your fitness or academic journey more enjoyable. The hope is to have a source of support and encouragement from an external source.


Mastering the art of balancing books and barbells takes dedication and commitment. But, it is also important to remember everyone’s balance might look different and may change depending on where you are in life.


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