CampusFit

Interactive wellness education exclusively for Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk students

Interactive wellness education exclusively for Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk students

Interactive wellness education exclusively for Gallagher Student Health  & Special Risk students

The Most Common Mistakes

More Mistakes to Watch For

Embracing Someone Else's Goal. Achieving and maintaining your desired level of fitness must be something that you embrace as part of the way you live. It's easy to get caught up in other people's goals, or your own transient goals. Spend time thinking about how fit you want to be, and why. What are you willing to do to achieve that level of fitness?

Embracing An Unrealistic Goal. How do you want to live? What type and level of fitness is required to support that lifestyle? Make sure your fitness objectives are both realistic, as well as supportive of your desired lifestyle. There's a whole fitness industry promoting goals and ideals that are unattainable by, well, nearly everyone. It's not necessary to have sixteen inch biceps to be fit! Six pack abs? How about good solid core strength instead!

Over Do It and Get Sore

We're in this for the long haul - being fit is a lifestyle, not an event. Take your time, build a base. Improve upon that base. Match your fitness with the way you want to live.

Over Do It and Get Hurt

An injury might set you back for weeks, or even a lifetime in extreme cases! Incorrectly using exercise equipment and/or routines can be dangerous. If you belong to a gym, make sure that you have a staff member teach you about the equipment. If you're exercising on your own, educate yourself and use common sense!

The Wrong View

It's common to view fitness activities as a chore, and perhaps an unpleasant one at that. Change your view. Being fit allows you to enjoy your life and to engage in the activities that you like. Your desired level of fitness allows you to build on all the other aspects of your life. Fitness is a supporting actor/actress in the staging of your life. You're the lead actor/actress, make sure the supporting cast is, in fact, supporting you!

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