New year and new goals – The Parthenon

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The new year brings healthier lifestyles to students as they begin the new semester.

“My goal is to get to 185 pounds and just stay healthy while I’m still in school,” said health science and business management student Jay Poindexter.

Adopting a healthier lifestyle is a popular New Year’s resolution, with people choosing healthier food options and achieving their fitness goals. During the second week of the spring semester, many students return with goals set not only for the class, but also for their personal fitness goals.

“I want to be in the gym four or five days a week,” said art and psychology specialist Ali Smith. “I want to do glute-based workouts twice out of the five days I go. I want to feel more confident with my appearance and be healthier overall.

Students also plan to follow certain diets and choose healthier food options outside of the gym. Food and drink consumption is key to seeing a difference in the work a person does in the gym.

Poindexter explained, “My diet includes lean meats, vegetables, and avoids sugary foods.”

Meanwhile, Smith said, “I want to drink more water and eliminate dairy from my diet and overall I feel like I need to reduce my sugar intake.”

The new year and the beginning of a new semester bring motivation to students every year. Staying disciplined and working hard will allow students to reach their fitness goals and lead a healthy lifestyle.

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