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Students work out, try to begin school year right

Surrounded by the constant sound of objects clonking together and the grunts from people who welcome the pain, freshman rugby player Adam Regini is dressed in a stretched, faded cut-off bro tank, classic short shorts and drenched in the smell of determination while working out at the Rec Center.

Regini said he usually goes to the Rec Center at the same time every day with his roommate and friend because they have a rhythm. He said being healthy and strong is important because you “gotta look good for the girls.”

“When working out with people it keeps you motivated and focused,” Regini said. “It’s like a competition, but a friendly competition. And friends don’t let friends skip leg day.”

Before entering college, the majority of high school students have heard of the “freshman 15.” Those who feel like they’re gaining weight just by staring at food, might not always understand those who work out daily for different reasons that may be difficult to get.

Though some students feel working out can be a burden, some students find it to be an enjoyable hobby and one to get into right away as the new school year starts.

Health Educator in the Department of Recreation and Wellness Karyn Smith said establishing goals is key to making a behavior change because where people fail is when they don’t create a plan on how they’re going to achieve a goal. Set a realistic goal, something that is achievable but then you need to create a realistic plan on how you are going to achieve that, she said.

“If you fail to plan, you are going to plan to fail,” Smith said. “Finding something that you enjoy doing is crucial because you’re not going to make time for something you dread doing. Shop around, see what fits you and try new things. Having that constant reminder of why you are doing it can help when the desire is no longer there.”

Director of Wellness Faith Yingling said another issue is taking on too much when working out because people get overwhelmed and frustrated so they stop.

“Take things step by step, celebrate the small successes and work up to more challenging tasks as you go along,” Yingling said. “Having a workout buddy, exercising, good meals, getting enough sleep is all important and beneficial. Food gives you energy. Getting enough sleep helps your immune system and rejuvenates muscles. They’re all interrelated.”

After the start of the school year, more people decide to go the Rec Center to start out fresh. Smith said it’s easier for students to keep up with their workouts if they are able to sort out their free time.

“Make it a priority,” Smith said. ”Look at where your open gaps are on your schedule. Look at each week, month and schedule as if it were a class and something important.”

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