When Was the Last Time You Invested in New Fitness Equipment?
It was a bittersweet weekend for your oldest daughter. She graduated from college but this meant that she had to leave the college campus where she had lived for all but three months of the last four years. Four years where she was a college athlete. Four years where she made friends that really will last a lifetime.
As soon as the graduation ceremony was over your family of four jumped into two fully packed cars and drove nearly three and a half hours to watch the graduate’s boyfriend play in what would be his final college baseball game. A mere three innings after she arrived at the game the team lost its second game in a double elimination tournament, bringing the season to a close. These two now retired athletes have been through a lot together during the last two and half years. They have occasionally been able to watch each other compete at home events. They have driven hours to catch a glimpse of a beam routine and a final at bat. The life of a Division III athlete is interesting and when you are two athletes in different sports that have cross over season, the scheduling can be a challenge, and the practices can be long. When it all comes to an end, however, you can literally be at a loss for what to do.
As College Athletes Close Out Their Seasons Many Are Ready to Find a New Way to Stay Active
From finding the the best workout options while attending a masters program to finding the right home fitness equipment, there are many ways that college athletes find a way to remain active after their seasons have come to an end. In a time when at least one in three Americans develops Type 2 diabetes in their lifetime, it is always important to find a way to continue regular physical activity, which can help prevent and manage this condition. For both former athletes and non athletes alike, it is important to find an activity that you can embrace for a lifetime. For some people this means visiting sports stores and other athletic events to find the equipment and the clothing that they need. From merchandise tents at races to the national chains and local sports stores that are found in many cities, there are plenty of ways to get the equipment that you want the most.
If finances are a problem, of course, there are many ways to make sure that you stay active without having to invest in lots of expensive equipment. In fact, among U.S. adults age 15 and over who exercise on a daily basis, nearly 30% indicate that they walk for exercise, making walking the most popular form of exercise overall. From college athletes to non athletes who just like to find the latest gear at local sports stores, there should be plenty of motivation to stay active and be your best self.