One of the best ways to effectively manage stress and feel good about being a busy student is to make time for some physical activity, whether a competitive sport, a recreational activity or a simple workout routine at the gym. Students who feel in shape tend to feel better about life in general, even during Paris’ infamous cold, gray winter months.
Below are a few tips regarding exercise and nutrition provided by our Athletics Coordinator. Contact email@example.com for more information.
We all know exercise is good for us and can help reduce stress and anxiety. Before you sign up for your gym membership and start running two miles a day, keep in mind the following basic recommendations:
Write to the Athletics Coordinator for more on health and productive exercise options.
Proper nutrition isn’t important just for our star athletes but for all of us. If you want your body to function at full capacity, then you need to fuel it with the right foods. Our Athletics Coordinator says a few simple things can help make your day more productive, particularly if you plan to engage in physical activity:
See this greatest.com article for a fun review of foods to eat and avoid when working out.
Write to the Athletics Coordinator for advice on good nutrition and a healthy diet for anyone practicing a sport or working out on a regular basis.
Put simply, don’t drink alcohol before working out or performing a sport. The American College of Sports Medicine says: “Acutely, alcohol can cause negative effects on motor skills and physical performance. Chronically, alcohol abuse may eventually impede physical performance; individuals diagnosed with alcohol dependence have displayed varying degrees of muscle damage and weakness. Furthermore, alcohol abuse is at least as prevalent in the athletic community as it is in the general population; the vast majority of athletes have begun drinking by the end of high school.”
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