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Healthy tips and tricks

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College students have a hectic lifestyle, and finding time to stay fit is not always in our time-management budget.
But with spring nearing and tank tops and shorts making their seasonal debut, the time has come to once again be conscious of our diets and get ready to exercise.
Here are some quick and easy tips to help stay fit for a busy student.
Try healthy snacks that will curb your hunger and save you the trouble of calorie counting.
Eat small portions of well-balanced healthy food throughout the day and you’ll be on the right track to a healthier, slimmer you in no time.
Let’s take it back to the basics — make a DIY Lunchable.
Reduced fat crackers, lean turkey and a thin slice of your favorite cheese. Stack these up like an open ended sandwich and enjoy.
This low-calorie, healthy snack will give you energy throughout your day. Alongside a sliced apple, with many of its calories coming from sugar, you’ll be sure to stay alert for your daily activities.
Keep a bag of almonds with you, in addition to some type of dried fruit (I prefer dried blueberries).
This trail mix style snack is easy to munch on during long, three-jour lecture classes. When exercising, instead of being intimidated by those “macho man” workout videos, find a quick and easy ten-minute workout that fits your level of intensity as well as your space for working out.
Here are some workouts you can do on your own in a small space with no equipment needed.
Make this a circuit, giving an allotted 45 seconds of rest in between each round.
Sit ups: Lie flat on your back, knees bent and hands behind your head.
Lift with your core and touch your elbows to your bent knees. Suggested count: 25.
Jumping Jacks: Stand straight up ßwith your hands by your side and then jump with your legs spread about two feet apart and bring your hands above your head simultaneously. Bring back to original position and repeat. Suggested count: 15.
Push ups: Lie flat on your stomach and bring your hands shoulder width apart, push yourself straight up to the plank position and back down — without touching your chest to the ground, but as close as you can get to it. Suggested count: 10.
Follow these simple guidelines and not only will you be strutting your stuff in your spring time attire, you may even find yourself adopting healthier long-term habits.

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