We’ve all heard it before. Eat right, get eight hours of sleep, and exercise. But it’s easier said than done, especially at school. Are you sick of increasingly elaborate and trendy workouts? If you’re tired of hot yoga, and pole-dancing classes, it’s time to kick it old school.
1) Run
The beauty of going out for a run is simple – there’s no equipment needed (except a good pair of running shoes) and it’s just you and the road. Try and pick a scenic route where you’re not fighting traffic and road construction. If you live in a college town, there’s likely plenty of options for a challenging and beautiful run. Set a goal you can work up to. Let’s say you want to run a 10-minute mile. You can easily work up to that over time.
2) Walk
There’s nothing more basic than going for a walk. It’s probably the first workout ever, right? If you live on campus, you probably already walk a ton. But walking for exercise is different. This is best done with friends. Gather up your besties and head out for a morning stroll. But try and get up to a good pace for results. You shouldn’t be so out of breath that you can’t carry on a conversation, but your heart rate should be up so you’re getting the benefits of exercise.
3) Swim
This form of exercise does require a pool and a bathing suit, but there’s nothing else you need to enjoy this low-impact aerobic workout. If your school has an Olympic-sized swimming pool, take advantage of this to practice your strokes. Check the Aquatic Center’s schedule for the best time to swim laps. Swimming is great because it tones every single muscle group, but you don’t sweat!
Sometimes you have to take a step back and go retro with your workouts. You can’t go wrong with these vintage exercises – work out the old school way and see the results!

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