Did you know that no studies have found the average freshman year weight gain to be 15+ pounds? Maintain your wellness and practice healthy eating habits with these tips!
Tip #1: Utilize USF Campus Recreation resources! Work toward at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity cardiovascular exercise per week, and train each major muscle group two or three days each week using a variety of exercises and equipment.
Tip #2: Get by with a little help from your friends! Communicate with others who make good choices and can provide you support. Friends can make great exercise buddies and motivators. Tip #3: Check out when our registered dietitians are in the Wellness Center. Ask questions and get information on how to make healthy food choices on campus. Tip #4: There are healthy options in the dining halls! Take one plate at a time and look around the whole dining hall before grabbing food. A healthy diet can give you necessary nutrition and energy.
Tip #5: Check out one of the Counseling Center’s Drop-In workshops. Learn basic time management skills, practice relaxation techniques, and more!
Tip #8: Strive for at least seven hours of sleep. It is essential to health, well-being and effectiveness.