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Five ways students are staying healthy

With physical health in mind, students shared their own ways to live a healthy lifestyle from personal experiences. 

1. Going to the gym  

The Richie Regan Recreation and Athletic Center, a gym on campus, is open to all Seton Hall students and faculty.

Mya Quijano, a sophomore exercise science major, said she goes to the gym at least six times a week.  

“What really influenced me to start going to the gym is just my mental and physical state last year,” Quijano said. “Once I saw that I really wasn’t being myself I knew I had to switch up my healthy habits.” 

Quijano said she spends a sufficient amount of time in the gym. 

“I usually stick to my hour to two-hour workout regimen, and I just try to stay consistent as possible,” Quijano said.  

2. Eating a balanced diet 

There are physical benefits when students eat a balanced diet, according to the CDC

Rai-Mirash Goodman, a sophomore psychology major, said she tries to drink a gallon of water a day. 

“I try to eat my fruits and vegetables everyday along with a good amount of protein to sustain the muscle I’m building when in the gym,” Goodman said. 

Goodman said having people around her helps push and motivate herself and her health journey.

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3. Sleeping enough hours 

Adults between the ages of 18-65 should be sleeping seven or more hours a night, according to the CDC.

Mathieu Alexandre Brou, a sophomore biochemistry major, said he goes to sleep as early as possible almost every night.

“I like to play sports everyday like tennis and baseball, so I make sure I’m well rested because if not it can affect how I play overall,” Brou said.

Brou said he recommends that students try to get a full eight hours of sleep per night. 

“Sleep is a big factor, I promise you if you don’t get enough sleep it’ll affect how you perform during the day,” Brou said.

 4. Cardio & Calisthenics  

Caleb Jones, a freshman sports management and finance major, said he likes running and doing push-ups, along with lifting weights. 

“I like to get in some good cardio at the gym and I make sure to do my pushups every morning,” Jones said.

Jones said he runs at the gym on the treadmill about three times a week. 

“Ever since I played football in high school, I’ve been doing this,” Jones said. “It was mandatory to be a part of the team and it’s just stuck with me since.” 

5. Walking in nature

Chemani Linton, a junior social work major, said she prefers to take nature walks to stay in shape. 

“I live close by so if the weather is nice, I try to skip the drive and walk to school instead,” Linton said.

Linton said she likes walking where there are a lot of flowers and green scenery.  

“It’s better to start it now because it’s spring and the flowers are blooming, so you get to see the pretty flowers while walking,” Linton said. “It almost makes you forget you’re working out.” 

Linton also said that walking outside is relaxing and therapeutic for herself.

“I like to clear my head as I walk or sometimes maybe listen to music, or read a book,” Linton said.

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