What We Wish We Knew In College (About Food, Exercise, and Life)

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Back to school. Back to school. To prove to dad that I’m not a fool

For students, early September means one thing: The end of summer and the beginning of a new school year.

I have fond memories of the first day back to school, especially in college. Nerves were high, but so was the excitement of new classes, roommates, experiences, and friends.

And I can speak for both Matt and I when I say that we had a lot of fun during our college days … and that we made many stupid mistakes.

In today’s episode we think back to those mistakes, and share the fitness, nutrition, and life lessons or advice we wish we’d known in college.

Here’s what we talk about in this episode:

  • Brown rice … not fried rice
  • Why running a terrible marathon was Matt’s best decision ever
  • Doug’s weekly gym mistake
  • The books we wish we’d read in college
  • An easy way to eat healthy (even in a dining hall)
  • The life lessons we wish someone had told us

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  1. Kim Overgaard says:

    Hi loved the episode, but didn’t get the name of the books?
    Keep it up, I listen every week 🙂

  2. Being that I am a third year student, I really was able to take something from this. I love your use of both audio and text. The use of humor really made the audio enjoyable, but still factual. When talking about food and price, do you have any recommendations on how to eat healthy on a budget?

  3. This info is 30 years too late for this no-meat athlete! 😉

    In college, I avoided the dining hall (perhaps wisely)and somehow survived on pure carbs – Spaghettio’s and oatmeal. I did run, which probably helped. But I was totally winging it.

  4. Good episode! Navigating the cafeteria is always a challenge for freshman!

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