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Five ways to exercise without actually exercising

I’m pretty sure that staying healthy is on (or at least should be on) everyone’s agenda. But sometimes you simply don’t have time to work off the cheap pizza you ate for supper last night. So in the event that you need to burn the fat but not lose any time, here are a few ways to work out on the way to class.
1. Lunge to class:
If you don’t know what lunging is, it’s when you take a big step forward and keep bending your opposite leg (the one you didn’t take the step with) until it reaches the ground. Then you do it with the other leg. Doing lunges uses all the muscles in your legs, and as a plus, you’ll get to class really quickly because you’ll be taking such big steps. Yeah, you might get a couple strange looks, but those losers won’t have killer thighs and a good seat in class.
2. Walk up literally any hill on campus:
I’m pretty sure we all know that Clemson has a very hilly campus. For this exercise, all you have to do is walk up those aforementioned hills. You might as well because you’ll already be doing this to get literally anywhere. If you are a beginner, I would recommend the long slow hill in front of Watt. However, if you want a real challenge, try running up and down the Hill in Memorial Stadium (not during a game unless you want to get some mean looks and possibly die). If you ask any older student, they’ll tell you that doing this is a great way to get some seriously ripped calves.
3. Be late to class:
Inevitably, you are going to be late to class at least once. Assuming not too much time has elapsed, this is a great opportunity to lace up those tennis shoes and have a quick sprint to class. You’ll get there sweaty, but at least you’ll be healthy and well-exercised!
4. Run circles in your room because of stress:
Stress goes hand in hand with college. At least, that’s my experience with it so far. So when you just can’t cope anymore and need some sort of outlet, stand up from the notebooks and studying and run some circles in your room. Make sure to keep them tight so you don’t kick something over. I like to do anywhere from five to fifteen circles at a time. Some of the stress will (hopefully) get out of your system and you’ll get your heart pumping at the same time.
5. Wait until the last moment to do a big project:
This one is last on the list because it is probably the most dangerous, and I would not suggest doing it very often. If you aren’t careful, you might end up burning too many calories and just wither away. To do this exercise, all you have to do is procrastinate an assignment until right before the due date. Then, the night before, start on the project and work feverishly through the night. Your elevated heart rate will pump your blood around your body so fast that your body will think that it is actually exercising, and the calories will melt right off. But like I said before: use this one with extreme caution!

So now that you know how to exercise without actually exercising, I expect to see lots of people out and about, getting their health on. Some of these exercises can actually work great together, like 1 and 2, or 4 and 5. Also don’t forget to stay hydrated!

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