Fitting exercise into your schedule

Work-life balance is nonexistent in college, but that doesn’t mean you have to neglect your physical health.

Here are some ways to take care of yourself, even with the class crunch.


First, how much free time do you have for working out?

  • Less than 30 minutes? On days when you have too much going on, make time for a good stretch. Touch your toes and cobra stretch, each for thirty seconds. A little bit goes a long way.
  • Do you have an hour? Try finding a simple routine to do at home. A variety of stretches, push-ups, crunches and squats are pretty effective. Try finding an app to follow if you don’t know where to start.
  • If you have two or more hours, hit the gym. If you’re a full-time Tech student, it’s free to enter, and you can bring an outside friend for $5.


Here are other ways to fit fitness in your day:

  • Park off-campus. The dreaded walk can become your daily cardio.
  • Use the stairs instead of the elevator.


Oftentimes the hardest thing to do is start, but soon you can be making small changes for a big difference in your health.

Created by Valerie Hubert