There have been many research papers written on the topics of health – and other subjects too, of course. These are often written by university students as part of their studies and may contain fresh or groundbreaking news about medicines or new ways to treat certain diseases. However, when you are spending your whole time writing and studying you won’t be physically fit, so it’s wise not to suddenly undertake any exercise such as lifting heavy furniture.
If you need to move into a new flat as many students do, let the removalists do all the hard work of loading the truck, otherwise you could easily strain muscles or put your back out and end up suffering pain for weeks.
Most students do a great deal of studying, often to the detriment of their health. Spending all their time poring over their lessons and assignments in order to get good grades means they don’t have enough time to play a sport, swim or get their body fit. They are often too tired to even think about jogging or running for exercise.
While it takes a lot of mental discipline to become a doctor, scientist or any other highly trained career choice, it is essential to try and achieve balance in your life. This includes doing some form of exercise so your muscles don’t become slack and waste away. Some people prod slack muscle with distaste and go on a diet, thinking it is fat. Rather, what is needed is exercise to tighten up the muscles and make them work the way they should.
In fact, when you exercise it not only tones and refreshes your body, it also invigorates your mind, so you will find doing those research papers a lot easier and quicker. When your body is healthy, you don’t fall sick nearly so often as it can ward off colds and flu more easily.
So how can you get time to exercise?
- Choose an exercise you like doing – swimming, dancing, running or gym work – then you’ll look forward to it and make time for it.
- Find someone to do it with. That way you’ll look forward to the social side and you can both help motivate each other.
- Join a team sport so you’ll have to play even if you don’t feel like it, otherwise you’ll be letting the team down.
- Hire a trainer if you can afford it. Your trainer will ensure your exercise is right for your goals and will keep you accountable in doing it.
- Join a group that does the exercises you love. You will make new friends and you’ll realise that no one has to have the perfect figure.
- If you are time poor, buy a training DVD so you can do it in your room even for 5 or 10 minutes at a time.