- Name: Stephanie Shute
- Age: 21
- Your position at SU: Undergraduate Student majoring in Social work and minoring in Gerontology and Health and Wellness
- Your second job (how you spend most of your remaining hours): Volunteering, working at Rivervalley & Cavallaro Foods & spending time with family
- What kinds of activities do you do (ex: nutrition, physical activities, de-stressing) to stay healthy?
I exercise at the gym and run occasionally during my free time (5k’s). I just started a healthy eating diet at the end of September. In high school I played soccer and basketball for the school team and on extra leagues. Unfortunately, I am not apart of any teams here at Syracuse University.
- What are some of the challenges you face when it comes to being healthy?
One challenge I face when it comes to being healthy is the time commitment. I am busy in my every day life with many other activities and working out sometimes gets put last on my list.
- How do you try to work with or around those barriers?
I work around these barriers in figuring out a specific time to workout as soon as I get up. Also, packing my gym clothes in my bag so I am forced to carry them and have a reminder to go right after class instead of going to my apartment first.
- What piece of advice do you have for others (any nugget of wisdom that has helped you)?
I would advise you to think by the quote by Louis Zamperini, “One moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory.” I think that the harder you work in the gym and the pain you feel will only make you look and feel better in the end.