University gyms tend to be a lot cheaper and also i've found Uni gyms to be friendlier than gyms that the general public use (though the public can also use the university facilities at a higher price). Less attitude as most people are in the same situation and the staff are students too (mostly on sports related degrees).
Walk to University if you can. Some university towns/cities have really expensive public transport and by walking you'll save loads of money.
Cycling is also a good idea, but be careful if you're going to a uni in a big city (e.g. Birmingham can be a cyclist's nightmare in rush hour!) Invest in a helmet and hi-viz gear!!!
Don't be too strict dietwise. I'd just do things in moderation Consistency as said is the key and concentrate more on diet when you leave uni. For example: I only drink on weekends and I don't drink to get drunk off my face. Drinking and party wise Uni won't be like 'Animal House' throughout so you probably won't be drinking booze and eating takeaway everyday. Most of the hardcore student binges and partying happen during Freshers to the time when **** gets real.
Avoid the mid morning lecture munchies. Some students are silly and don't have breakfast in the morning and during the break in the morning everyone will head to the cafe/refectory and buy a load of toast, sandwiches, chocolate bars, cakes, etc. It's a social situation in which you feel pressure to follow the crowd and buy something to eat. Bring fresh fruit instead or don't have anything and have something filling like porridge before you go which will keep you going until at least 12pm.
Health warning: Do not do the whole Pot-Noodle/Supernoodle/Instant Ramen thing that many students fall into doing. You can never be so busy studying that you have no time to cook a decent meal. Brainfood!!!!
Last edited by jblackmoustache; 14-06-2012 at 00:47.
Thanks for some of your comments xxx ... some of you are just being closed minded and rude.All I wanted was some different perspectives for keeping fit at UNI because you don't always think of every avenue yourself.
I already have a treadmill I have been using it daily since January and was contemplating weather taking it would be an option. I challenge my self through the monitor on the treadmill, I keep track of my time/distance/heart rate ext. I am a female not a HE. And if I am an **** for wanting to try and stay reasonably healthy then yep I am most deffinitly an ****.
I have started uni once before but fortunateness ended up on the wrong course, I was fresh out of college and I just got pissed and messed about. 2 years later and I am ready for a more mature approach to getting a degree to maybe end up doing something I love to do a a career.
Please if you have northing nice to say don't say it!
The drinking probably has inhibited the extent of progress I could have made, but meh, what can you do about it, still go 3 times a week religiously which is more than can be said about just about any of my friends that also go to the gym.