5 tips to prioritize fitness in a busy schedule – FIU News

This article is part of an FIU News series featuring perspectives on health and fitness.
October 5, 2022 at 10:15am
By Angeliki Mavrantza
When your days are packed with classes, extracurriculars, studying, work, staying on top of your professional and personal responsibilities and socializing, exercise often goes to the back burner or gets removed from your to-do list altogether.
It’s normal to struggle to find time to exercise when you’re in college. However, busy times like these are when we need exercise the most.
Exercise is a great way to release stress and disconnect from everyday worries. Research shows that physical activity can have a significant impact on your personal mindset, mood and well-being – as well as that of those around you.
Finding ways to incorporate exercise into your daily life, regardless of your individual athletic and/or physical goals, is important. It is one of the best investments you can make in your physical and mental well-being.
But with so much on your mind, how can you make fitness a priority?
Making exercise a priority and keeping it fun is key!
The FIU Wellness and Recreation Center is a valuable, on-campus resource that you can utilize to increase your physical activity. For more information about the WRC’s programs and services, please contact WRC@fiu.edu.
Angeliki Mavrantza
Angeliki (Angie) Mavrantza is a certified personal trainer with a bachelor’s degree in public health and kinesiology from the University of Houston. She is currently finishing her master’s degree in exercise science and kinesiology with emphases in neuroscience and psychophysiology at FIU. Mavrantza works as the graduate assistant of fitness and wellness at the FIU Wellness and Recreation Center.
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