Kick those bad habits, get in shape

With only two weeks left in the semester, the summer attitude has been hitting heavily for me. With papers and projects looming, it’s become increasingly difficult to motivate myself to finish strong and get my stuff done, however, getting into a summer schedule can actually be beneficial.

Right now, after many failed attempts to quit smoking, the coming summer months seem like the perfect time to drop the habit. With only a job to worry about, the stress levels of balancing school, work and the school projects, papers and assignments is gone, allowing for a more relaxed atmosphere.

The time has come to get your health back in check for the summer. Get back into beach shape; rid yourself of the bad habits picked up over the course of the school year.

With the semester coming to an end, I have begun making the necessary changes to get into “summer mode” and have begun to get my eating habits back in check after giving into the habits of missing meals, eating junk food on the run and drinking more pop than normal.

The next step in my endeavor is to get back into a regular exercise routine. For people like myself that don’t have the discretionary income to drop on a monthly gym membership, start running around through your neighborhood, slowly investing in some basic exercise equipment such as a set of dumbbells, or a product similar to the Iron Gym.

Simple items like that will go a long way in getting you back into a good shape relatively quickly. Doing a little exercise everyday will help get your body in shape, increase your metabolism and provide higher general well-being.

Exercise videos have been making a resurgence, and depending on the video or video set that you choose to follow they can be very beneficial. I saw a late night infomercial during one of my late night homework sessions for a product called P90X. At first, I thought nothing of it, however, it sucked me in and I ended up buying it and trying it out.

The workout itself is very intense, however, it’s up to you to keep motivated. For me, this was the best way to stay in shape and increase my overall health.

Swimming and running are a great way to get your overall health in check as well. Swimming provides a non-weight bearing way to exercise.

Really, all that matters is that you take the initiative to get yourself in shape for you and not for outside pressure.

Good luck, enjoy your summer.

The Lewis Flyer

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