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Why is it hard to exercise at college?

Daphne Oz
Health Education
College students tend to think of exercise as inconvenient, sometimes embarrassing, and even boring. But there is also the fear of failure: we're afraid that we'll commit to a program and won't stick to it or won't feel adequately rewarded for our efforts. This is a completely legitimate concern: sometimes the weight does take a while to come off -- especially if you cheat a little, either by eating unhealthy things or skimping on exercise time. In order to keep up the good work, you need to provide yourself with small bonuses: use exercise as a time for introspection, make it fun, and be sure to give yourself little rewards for each milestone you reach.
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