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Exercise Program Progress Check

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Congratulations — We’ve reached the middle of the school year!

Most college students are still on winter break, but the second semester is just around the corner. Do you remember the first day of class last fall? Way back then, we were thinking about setting up exercise programs for the whole year. Now, it’s the time of year to set goals again. With the new year (and new semester) comes a fresh start — take advantage of the spirit by checking on your progress and setting new goals!

Exercise Plan Status

How is your exercise routine going? Have you stuck to the plan or fallen off the path a bit? It’s normal to lose steam every once in a while. Instead of giving up on your goals, make a renewed commitment. Give yourself a fresh start and then get to work on your goals.

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Goals for a new Semester

As you head back to school for the spring semester, set a goal or two. Whether you want to lose weight, visit the doctor for an annual or checkup, or eat more veggies, now is a good time to think about your health and fitness.

Essential Vitamins

Is your diet providing you enough of the necessary vitamins and minerals? Stressful college days and nights can keep us from eating a solid, balanced diet. Checking for vitamin and mineral deficiency helps you learn if you’re getting the recommended amounts of essential vitamins. These are necessary for mental function, healthy skin and improved immune system.

Chill Out

Aim to stay low-stress all semester. When you start the semester in a relaxed mindset, you’re more likely to keep it up. Stress has huge effects on your blood pressure and is a risk factor or some serious health conditions. A basic checkup can help you learn about your blood pressure levels and decide if you need to make any changes.

Get in the Routine

Did you lose track of your exercise routine? Get yourself back in gear. Sure, the new year’s crowd will be filling up the gym, but that doesn’t mean you can’t join them or find other ways to work out.

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Author: Tim Rebori

ARCpointLabsKC is committed to helping Kansas City live healthy and find answers.

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