Hectic schedules, busy hours and lectures, stressful exams and late-night outings describe any college students living in a nutshell. Taking care of one’s health can prove to be quite difficult in the midst of a whirlwind of these activities. But, it is vital to be healthy- both mentally and physically in the important years of your adolescence! Here are a few tips to stay in prime health during your college years!
The Morning Boost!
They say- Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and rightly so! Students tend to skip this essential meal due to early morning classes or one too many snoozes on their alarms. This can be critical for your body as breakfast boosts your body for the rest of the day. It also improves concentration and increases energy. So don’t forget to grab a hearty breakfast every morning before your classes!
A Healthier Option!
The faster, easier option is often junk or convenience store food- we get it! But continuous intake of such foods can be extremely harmful to your body. Don’t forget to check the calories present in your food choices once in a while. Also make sure to include fruits, veggies, proteins, dairy and grains in your everyday intake. And you never know- sometimes the healthier option might just be the cheaper one!
“Sleep is for the weak” is a motto well adapted in college students globally! With immense workload piling up, sleep may act as a faraway concept to many. But, lack of sleep might take a huge toll on your day. Try to include power naps in your breaks for 10 to 15 minutes for a fresher mindset! Also, strive to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep at night itself as proper rest only boosts you further!
Cut Down On That Caffeine!
An equivalent of water for many college students might be none other than everyone’s favorite bitter drink- Coffee! You might heavily rely on this drink to get through the day- but chuck it away! Too much intake of caffeine can prove to be extremely harmful to your body. It could also chase away your sleep. Instead, opt for drinks like fruit juices or smoothies. Also, do not forget to keep yourself hydrated with loads of water throughout the day!
Extreme stress can cause a number of mental health issues in students. A student can acquire depression, anxiety or insomnia if not mentally healthy. Remember to keep your mental health intact and make it the top of your priority list. Remember to take breaks, hang-out with your friends, indulge in other hobbies and activities occasionally. There is no love like self-love!
They say- “Good health is life’s greatest wealth”- and rightly so! Even though good grades, performing well in college and social life are important, mental and physical health is equally vital in every step of your life. Most importantly, don’t over-work yourself and keep in mind- good health is life’s greatest blessing!