The Intern Queen's Guide to Fitness

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The Intern Queen's Guide to Fitness

This blog post is from Catherine Bronzo, our Campus Ambassador from UCLA.

We all know that sometimes our beds are just too comfy and finding the motivation to go to the gym is a challenge! If you regularly go to the gym but are in a crunch for time, or if you don't like going to the gym, here are some easy exercises that you can do right in your own room!

The three mains areas of exercise include stretching, cardio and strength conditioning.

Stretching should be done before and after a workout. It improves flexibility and helps avoid injuries. It is also great to do to relieve stress and to calm down after a long day.

Cardio should be done at least three times a week for about a minimum of 30 minutes to get your heart pumping.

Strength workouts should be done about twice a week at the minimum. By working your muscles, you'll actually speed up your metabolism and burn more calories throughout the day.

Stretching Exercises that can be done in your dorm:
- Hamstring Stretch
- Quad Stretch
- Child's Pose
- Spine Stretch
- Side Stretch
- Forward Bend
- And more!

Cardio Exercises that can be done in your dorm:
- Jogging in place
- Step aerobics
- Jumping jacks
- Jump rope
- Dancing
- Running up and down stairs
- And more!

Strength Exercises that can be done in your dorm:
- Pushups
- Wall pushups
- Squats
- Squat jumps
- Lunges
- Situps
- Crunches
- Planks
- Side planks
- Hula hoop
- Shoulder press
- Good mornings
- And more!

Essentially most exercises can be done anywhere. I just wanted to remind you how much can be done right in your own room! Don't let the lazy bug catch you, get up and move!

If needed, you can look up the exercises listed for more detailed instructions or you can find any other exercises that you may like. Just remember to keep to stick with it and you'll see great results!

Happy exercising!