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FIT TIPS: 10 ways to stay active

With the aim of helping faculty, staff and students "Get Your 150" (minutes of recommended exercise a week) to improve health and wellness, the Gazette and Athletics and Recreation will be offering Fit Tips each week.

Here are 10 quick ways you can work toward getting "Get Your 150":

  1. Try to eat one green vegetable with every meal
  2. Bring your gym clothes with you to encourage you to work out at the ARC between classes. Skip the laundry - use the ARC's laundry service, you'll have nothing to carry but your shoes and nothing will be standing you between you and your 150!
  3. Stand on one foot when preparing dinner, and alternate feet throughout
  4. On nice days take your work down to the waterfront and soak up some vitamin D (don’t forget your sunscreen though!)
  5. Use technology to remind you to exercise
  6. Put sticky notes around your room/kitchen to remind you to eat healthily
  7. Start an eating diary and write down everything you eat and drink for a week
  8. Contract and release your abs while texting, only stop once you hit send!
  9. Substitute sugary lattes with tea
  10. Start a game of pick-up sports during open gym time at the ARC, or check out the Casual Recreation times for basketball, volleyball, badminton, soccer, and swimming