Now that you’re in college it’s time to explore the world because after all, freedom is in your hands, right? Not quite, until your strike a good balance between college student’s health, your course work and social life.
In college you'll meet those friends that be there for a lifetime . The ones that are put in your life to help better you
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All is fun until you start nose-diving in class, missing lectures and being in bad books with your parents because you can’t gather guts to show them your latest exam transcript.
Let’s start by looking at what matters the most: your health as a college student. Are you investing in your health as much as you do in your studies?
Imagine if they had parent/teacher conferences at college…
Dad: How's my son doing?
Professor: I have never seen this man in my life
— College Student (@ColIegeStudent) April 7, 2017
Good health is important because it enables you to keep track of academics as well as other activities that are important to your college life. This is because when you live a healthy life, you’ll spend less time at the college dispensary and more time in lecture halls, in the library and with good friends in town.
Here are tips you can follow to maintain a healthy lifestyle while in college.
Always observe your diet
Failure to follow your diet can result in too many body problems such as obesity. Without proper observation of your diet, you can end up adding so much weight. This results in complications such as heart issues that can be a setback to your academics.
Ways to make sure you observe your diet
- Eat in moderation. Even when it comes to the healthiest foods, keep track of how much you eat. Minimize your intake of junk food and especially fast foods such as chips, pizza, and burgers because of their excess fat responsible for weight gain and other health complications. This can be achieved if you learn how to cook. It will help you avoid fast food restaurants, which are on the rise.
- Vary your meals often. Do not just take your favorite meal in the cafeteria. It is advisable that you take advantage of the various categories that the cafeteria is offering. You want a good balance of proteins, vitamins, carbs, fiber and minerals.
- Time to watch your alcohol intake. Don’t forget yourself during parties and drink more than necessary. Overdrinking has a share of its own problems and is number one culprit when it comes to college students’ health. If you still have to drink, make sure that you are having a good time without consuming all the calories that come along with binging on beer. The best thing you can do is drink in moderation without hurting your health.
- Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. Even if these are not among your favorite foods, make sure that you incorporate at least a few fruits in your meal occasionally. These ones provide fiber, minerals and vitamins that not only boost your immune system, but also aid in weight loss.
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Make exercising your friend
Making exercising on a daily fit in your schedule can be a tough decision for a college student, but it is should be parts of college students’ health. The following tips will help you when it comes to exercising
- Go to the gym. Most institutions have gyms as a part of the program to promote college students health. You should take advantage of this free service as a way to improve your health.
- Consider adopting an active lifestyle as a way of working out. An example is using the stairs instead of the lift or even taking walks instead of using the school bus. This might be hard but at the end of the semester, you will be surprised at the sweet results.
- Get involved in school sporting activities. There are a lot of sporting activities that a college student can get involved in. This will motivate you to exercise to be able to play the sport.
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