Welcome to #collegegetsfit month at USA TODAY College
Happy September (is it really the end of the summer?!), and happy National Self Improvement Month! As the rest of the country celebrates it, USA TODAY College is going to attack it full force -- welcome to Food & Fitness Month as #collegegetsfit!
We're diving into a month of insanely cool content to make you feel your absolute best, interviews and profiles with seriously inspiring influencers in the health and wellness space, videos, workouts, and just an overall fun time.
What you can expect from us this month:
- Keep your eyes peeled for content that promotes clean eating -- we're SO OVER calorie counting and making ourselves feel bad. Fruits, veggies and unprocessed items can have a much better payoff. You'll see.
- We're all about body positivity over here at USATC. What it means to be healthy and fit differs from person to person, and skinny vs. healthy are not necessarily synonymous. This is a no shame, no "bikini body," no "thigh gap," no "thinspiration" zone. We're not trying to idealize one size or one shape.
- College. Ain't. Cheap. We get it -- it can cost a lot of money (and time!) to juggle gym memberships and organic produce and blah blah blah... But when there's a will, there's a way. We're going to show you how to get there.
- We're also all about developing healthy relationships to food and to exercise, and we want to talk about how to do just that.
- We're not sure when someone decided one day that one shape was better than the other, but we're just not here for it. Regardless of body the, gender, ability, ethnicity, religion, dietary needs, activity level... Who cares?! We want to get to the basics of what it means to be healthy, and that healthy can look different for everyone. We want to represent everyone.
- Be prepared to be inspired.
- Interviews, videos, and recipes with some of our favorite people to Insta-stalk.
Are you ready?!
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Susannah Hutcheson is a 2017 Texas A&M graduate and a USA TODAY College news producer. Follow her on Twitter: @susiebhutch
This story originally appeared on the USA TODAY College blog, a news source produced for college students by student journalists. The blog closed in September of 2017.