Dust off those sneakers… If you’ve been hiding from the cold all break long it’s time to pick up that workout bag and get a move on spring fitness goals!
Tufts University’s Trek to Talloires Challenge offers a free online fitness logging program for Tufts students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents to help kick start a new year of health. The 2011 Trek officially launched on January 3rd, but it isn’t too late to join! I just signed up today and am looking forward to having the extra boost to meet my goals for this spring.
The program is part of the Healthy @ Tufts initiative.
Get ready keeping a workout bag packed and ready to go. Here’s a list of a few things to help you keep sweat in check, stay hydrated, and avoid picking up gym germs.
The Perfect Workout Bag: 5 Essentials to Tote to the Gym
– Small hand towel
– Mini hand sanitizer – Use before touching your phone or your face if you can’t make it to a sink to wash your hands
– Water bottle– invest in a reusable bottle like stainless steel Klean Kanteen
– Travel-sized face wash or pre-moistened facial cleansing cloths– help prevent breakouts by cleaning your face right after a workout
–Extra hairband (ladies)/extra socks(guys)
Keep a ready-to-grab bag packed so you’ll be prepped to go whenever you have time to workout!
If you’re going to a gym where you’re planning on showering don’t forget flip flops! Tempted by drive-through windows on the way home? Pack a healthy snack like a handful of almonds and an apple to halt hunger instead. If you’re walking home on campus plan ahead to have a healthy post-workout snack or meal in mind.