The importance of tracking your fitness

As my college life is seemingly becoming more and more busy day by day, I find running as an outlet for my stress.  Exercise is general helpful for getting rid of stress, but running allows me in particular to clear my head and organize my thoughts.  I try to run at least 3 times a week, and go to the gym at least twice a week.  Getting some form of exercise every day is essential to maintaining both mental and physical health.  Switching off days to run or workout on is also a good idea so that you don’t end up overworking yourself by running every day or lifting weights every day; taking a rest day in the middle of the week is also a good idea as well.

Scheduling is an important skill in not just planning your workout times, but in planning other important things in life too.  Making a weekly schedule for yourself to plan when you will exercise and when you’ll do homework or study can help you stay on top of things and get more accomplished.  Logging your runs and workouts is also necessary in tracking your progress with fitness.  As you run more miles and lift heavier weights, logging your results allows you to find out how much more weight to increase or how much longer to run.

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