The journey to becoming a healthy student begins with a single step

Being healthy is never easy. It takes time and, in some cases, money. Of course, it’s the first few steps that are always the hardest.

As a college student, especially at the University of Florida, finding time to exercise and eat healthy seems twice as difficult as it is for anyone else. You don’t get to leave your work in the office. There is always an assignment to do or a paper to write or an exam to study for. When are you supposed to find time to make a healthy meal, or spend an hour at the gym? How are you supposed to find the money to buy a yoga mat, exercise ball, and all organic food?

No one should have to sacrifice their health for a good education. Just as you exercise your mind, you must also keep your body in good condition. The purpose of this blog is to help the average college student realize that while being healthy does require work, it’s not as hard as it seems. Where there is a will, there is a way.

There are no trick diets or days of starvation. There are also no impossible workouts like swimming across an ocean or training to become a ninja. Luckily, there are definitely no expensive equipment or food lists. Everything is made to be simple and attainable for all college students. This is for all the students that don’t know where to begin or if being healthy in college is even possible. Have faith, because it is.

All you have to do is make a choice. You must decide that being healthy is something you are willing to work for, just like you work for the A in that really hard class that won’t let you rest. Once you decide that, nothing is too difficult because you are willing to do what it takes. Just imagine where you want to be a year from now. The only thing left to do is achieve it.

Remember, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. And although you may not be running a thousand miles — or even walking them — that first step is crucial.