New Year, New You: Working Out in Your Apartment

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As we discussed in last week’s blog, the most popular New Year’s resolutions involve living a healthier life. This includes nutrition, as well as exercise. We talked about our 7 Tips for Healthy Eating in the New Year in last week’s blog, so now we are here to talk about fitness and exercise, specifically in your apartment or small space!

I don’t know about you, but going to a gym in January can be difficult. Everyone is thinking about their new year’s resolution, so the gyms are packed with people trying to fulfill their goals. Now, you may be thinking you don’t have anywhere else to go and just won’t work out. Well, you can’t get out of it that easily. Just because you live in an apartment or small space doesn’t mean that you can’t exercise. We’ve put together a list, as well as some videos of some of the best exercises for your apartment or small space.

What You’ll Need:

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Avoid Getting Sick!

The Dos and Don’ts that will steer you clear of seasonal illness this year.

Do

•	Disinfect the sweat at the gymDisinfect the sweat at the gym

  • Don’t be afraid to wipe down equipment before you use it. (To keep the germ spreading to a minimum, please be courteous to other gym goers by wiping off equipment after use as well)

 

Ditch your friendsDitch your friends

  • If your friends are sick, stay away. Encourage them to get better by sleeping, eating well, and drinking lots of fluids.

 

 

Get a thermometerGet a thermometer

  • About a $10 investment, a thermometer will help you determine if your fever is high enough to warrant a doctor visit. (Pro tip: You won’t want to go buy one when you are already sick, so be sure to have one handy.)

 

Keep hand sanitizer with you

  • You are in and out of public places all day. Think of all of the door knobs, elevator buttons and shared surfaces that you and countless others are touching. Use hand sanitizer regularly, but consider one with Aloe Vera to keep your skin from drying out.

 

Get enough sleepGet enough sleep

  • Don’t overwork your body to the point of complete susceptibility. Know your limits to keep your immune system at its best!

 

 

 

Don’t

Wash your dishes where you brush your teethWash your dishes where you brush your teeth

  • Bathrooms are contaminated more easily than other areas. Using the bathroom sink for dishes may have been a thing to do in the dorms, but you have a kitchen now!

 

 

 

 

Share towels

Share towels

  • Towels are a huge breeding ground for infections. Be sure to wash them often!

 

 

 

Share glasses, water bottles or eating utensils

Share glasses, water bottles or eating utensils

  • You know why.

 

 

 

 

 

Hang out with smokersHang out with smokers

  • Second-hand smoke inflames mucus membranes in your throat, making you more vulnerable to infections.

 

 

 

 

 

Let love make you recklessLet love make you reckless

  • Fall is new relationship season; be careful not to swap saliva with someone who has a bug!