By: Katayon Qahir
College life is an interesting and yet a very busy chapter in students’ life. Sometimes, students get extremely busy with classes, studying, homework, meetings and in the meantime they also attempt to maintain a good social life; while doing all these we sometimes forget to take care of our health. It’s worth remembering that a bad health can affect our studies and academic activities, hence, we highly need to adopt and maintain healthy habits in order to stay active and enjoy the college even more. Here are some simple but very effective tips to follow:
Eating a healthy diet can help improve our immune system and helps keep a healthy weight. Avoiding a meal, especially breakfast is never a good option. Grab a bite of fruits or a quick salad when you are in hurry; this is going to better instead of staying hungry for a long period of time or overeating throughout the day. Avoid junk food as much as you can.
Don’t forget to exercise! If you do not have enough time for a thorough exercise during the day, then at least take a 30 minute walk after your classes or choose to walk to your classes instead of driving a car.
Drink lots of water as with all of the activities during the day and the stress that students normally get, you definitely need more energy and water is one of the sources that can replenish your body and give you further energy during the day.
Stress is normal in college life with classes, projects and exams, however, relaxing and having downtime is significant to staying healthy. You will not be able to do very well when you are stressed. So you need to relax your mind and body in order to be able to give your best to your studies. Maybe take a nap during the day or see what works well for you.