Oh, the infamous freshman 15. High school graduates hope that it’s just an urban myth, and their weight will stay exactly as-is, but unfortunately it is all too real. Anyone who has stepped inside a college cafeteria will tell you that there are many not-so-healthy food choices that can lead to weight gain.
The good news is you can avoid the freshman 15 by making healthy food choices: snacking on fruit instead of potato chips, replacing mac-n-cheese with a salad, and swapping out a fast food burger for grilled chicken and fresh veggies. But have no fear, you can still indulge in the occasional slice of pizza!
Working out regularly will also make a huge difference.
To give you a hand, here is a music playlist of the best workout songs that will motivate you to burn off those calories.
Whether you are running, lifting weights, or just having a spontaneous dance party in your dorm room, these songs are guaranteed to give you the energy boost you need!
1. Bruno Mars — “Treasure”
2. Taylor Swift — “Bad Blood”
3. Imagine Dragons — “I Bet My Life”
4. Beyoncé — “Run The World (Girls)”
5. Pharrell Williams — “Happy”
6. Maroon 5 — “Sugar”
7. Meghan Trainor — “All About That Bass”
8. Zedd (ft. Selena Gomez) — “I Want You To Know”
9. Katy Perry — “Roar”
10. Rachel Platten — "Fight Song"
There’s no question that music improves our performance during exercise. To take it to the next level, check out our hi-res Walkman®, and find your favorite songs.