3 Tips for Staying Healthy in College
Going to college is unbelievably exciting. New friends, new settings, new adventures. But it can also be a little bit stressful as you face new challenges and experiences. When this happens, it's important to continue taking care of your physical and mental health, so that you can be your absolute best self during these awesome years. Hopefully we can help!
Here are three tips for staying healthy in college:
1. Get enough sleep. Sleep is essential for your physical AND mental health. When you don't get enough sleep, you're more likely to get sick, have difficulty concentrating, and make poor decisions. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep per night and you’ll be feeling like gold.
2. Eat healthy foods. We know, the all-you-can-eat cafeteria is incredible. But why not choose yogurt over that slice of pizza? Eating healthy foods gives you the energy you need to power through your day, without the crash. Choose plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Limit processed foods, sugary drinks, and unhealthy fats the best you can.
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3. Exercise regularly. Free gym! Use it! Exercise is a great way to relieve stress, boost your mood, and improve your overall health. And lucky for you, most colleges will have a gym, sports equipment, a track, all that good stuff for you to stay active. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week.
In addition to these three tips, here are a few other things you can do to stay healthy in college:
-Manage your stress. Stress can take a toll on your physical and mental health. Find healthy ways to manage stress, such as exercise, yoga, or meditation.
-Get involved in activities you enjoy! This seems like an easy one, but sometimes it’s hard to put ourselves out there, especially in new places. Push yourself to meet new people and try new things. Doing the things we love and connecting with others makes us happier and more comfortable, both short-term and long-term.
-Take care of your mental health. If you're struggling with your mental health, don't hesitate to seek help. There are many resources available to you, such as your school's counseling center or a therapist! College’s strive to have great support systems and programs to help every student get through tough times.
We hope that by following these tips, you can stay just a little bit healthier as you head off or go back to college this year!
Remember, happiness and healthiness go hand in hand, and by sticking to a few simple routines, you will be CRUSHING college.
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