10 Ways to Keep Fit

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The Dorm Room Diet

Start chugging.
Water helps you curb food cravings and feel fuller longer -- all for a grand total of zero calories. Sip on your water bottle throughout the day to stay hydrated and lose some of that holiday weight. Pop in a DVD.

A workout DVD, that is. There are tons of options on the market, including Kim Kardashian’s “Fit In Your Jeans By Friday” series and “The Pussy Cat Dolls’ Workout.” Um, girls, you might want to stash these so your BF doesn’t swipe them. Pop in a DVD.

A workout DVD, that is. There are tons of options on the market, including Kim Kardashian’s “Fit In Your Jeans By Friday” series and “The Pussy Cat Dolls’ Workout.” Um, girls, you might want to stash these so your BF doesn’t swipe them. Don’t touch that dial.

Squeeze in a little exercise when your favorite TV show takes a commercial break. Valerie Orsoni, founder of LeBootCamp, recommends fitting in a minute each of marching in place, squats, pushups and crunches, followed by an additional minute of marching in place for a mini exercise boost. Download an app.

Grab your iPhone and download Body Fitness, a free application that offers over 320 exercises, complete with instructions and photos. As an added bonus, download Lose It! (also free!) to track your calorie intake and how much you burn off from the exercise. Clean up.

Vacuum, dust and put away your laundry to get a spotless dorm room and a thinner shape. Just 30 minutes of household cleaning burns 85 calories for a 125-pound person. Don’t skip.
While cutting out food might seem like the best way to shed pounds, skipping meals slows down your metabolism, which eventually causes you to gain more weight. Eat regular meals full of filling veggies and lean protein to keep your weight in check. Buy some motivation.

Use those holiday gift certificates to pick up some exercise gear, suggests Morgan. Exercise bands, a medicine ball and a yoga mat can be bought online and kept in your room to give you the initiative...
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