By Suriel Chavez |Staff Writer|
On a campus like ours, there is wide rage of diversity, so it is fitting that there would be students getting in shape in various ways.
The problem with exercise routines and diets, one method does not fit all.
Everyone is different and what might work for one person is not necessarily going to work for another.
Finding ways to be healthy and exercises that feel comfortable is up to you.
Take into consideration that, at first, one must to step out of their comfort zone, as you would when succeeding in any aspect of life.
Today, there are hundreds of options to help strive for a healthier self.
“I track my steps on my phone and I get notifications to when I reached my goal of steps,” said Ariana Prieto.
Ten thousand is the recommended number of steps that you should take a day, according to livescience.com.
Technology has advanced with the iWatch and other devices, such as the Fitbit and Misfit, that one can use to track their steps.
Workouts do not need to take place inside a gym anymore. There are many other ways available to get exercise.
In 2013, there were 25.5 million people participating in a home gym, according to statista.com, a statistics and studies conglomerate.
There are plenty of activities that burn a similar amount of calories and lead to wonderful adventures.
Hiking has become a popular means of exercise in recent years.
Hiking for an hour can burn up from 400 and 700 calories in an hour, according to nutristrategy.com
“I try to go twice a month,” said student Sarah Jaquez.
Some activities, like hiking, are not for everyone.
The amount of calories burned while hiking is similar to swimming for an hour.
“I stick with swimming. It’s what I do best,” said student Demi Botello.
Finding something that you feel comfortable with helps encourage you to keep at it and helps keep working out fun.
Working out and staying active is only one part of what one needs to do to stay healthy.
Eating right is just as important as getting enough exercise.
Choose My Plate is a government funded website that gives tips and tools for choosing healthier choices when deciding what to eat.
It provides a daily check list for different age groups and calorie intake.
The check list has detailed measurements of the proteins, fruits, vegetables, grains and dairy than one needs for the day.
A simple tip for losing weight is to simply burn more calories than what’s taken in.
Preparing food for the day is a great way to ensure that one does not over eat.
Not everyone eats the same way. Everyone chooses to cut different things from their diets.
Remember that progress takes time and results will not occur right away. Stay body positive, set realistic goals and keep at it.