Stay healthy during Foreign Exchange Student Program
Being able study and experience the different cultures of another country during foreign exchange student program could be fun but we usually are carried away with so much of indulgence in food and filled with excitement that we usually come back looking unhealthier than usual. It’s fun to goof off and pig out when you are out of town, but with these sneaky tricks you could come back in better shape than when you left!
Here are a few simple ways to work out without literally working out during your foreign exchange student program. First of all, make plans. Even if you are on a very relaxed semester, sign up for at least one activity per day. An hour of sightseeing on foot, 45 minutes of snorkeling or 40 minutes of hiking burn the same number of calories as 30 minutes of jogging. Moreover, you get a chance to know your new town a little more while working out. Next, look for challenges! Keep an eye out for summit trails, historic towers with amazing views or a flight of stairs in school but no elevators! These activities will work your body and show you how much it’s capable of. Maybe you will even be inspired to stay active and be more adventurous once you get home.
Finally, during your stay in a foreign exchange student program, do your own house cores! Hauling those luggage bags by yourself can really help to tone your arms. This means you do not have to hit the gym wherever you go, skip it instead and try out the ideas given. You will burn all those extra fats in no time and also enjoying your new room in the mean time which is a win-win for everyone.
Next, watch for certain scary food traps! They might look innocent, but they might be the most dangerous food you’ll encounter on your foreign exchange student program! Here are healthier suggestions. Have homemade food like a bagel with low fat cheese or with peanut butter , wrap it up and bring it with you. All-you-can-eat buffets are an instant kill too, studies have shown that if you have more options before you, you’re more likely to overeat. Try ordering from the menu instead, that way you will just have enough when everyone else is painful full. You might even have room for a little desert. You can also pack your own snacks to munch on when other healthy options are not available. Mix 2 cups of fat-free popcorn, 14 whole-grain crackers broken into pieces, 2/3 cup of lightly sweetened cereal, 1/2 cups of raisins or muesli and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Put the mixture in an airtight container. It is an easy and nutritious with only 85 calories and lots of fibre to keep you full!
Health comes first
In order for you to enjoy yourself to the maximum during the duration of stay, being physically and mentally fit is extremely important. To remain healthy anywhere you go comes from self-driven determination and self discipline. But if you are willing to follow what you have started, you will stay healthy for as long as you know during your stay in the foreign exchange student program.