Sometimes, due to the frequent classes, homework, meetings and your social lifestyle, you may skip the habit of keeping a good health. Being a student is tough, you might think that health is such a topic which you don’t have to bother much. But developing healthy habits can help you to stay healthy throughout your total lifespan. Here are 5 tips that’ll help you to stay healthy being a college student.
1. Eat properly
Eating healthy food can help you to boost your body’s immune system. Sometimes it’s not possible to eat healthy food during college, but there are easy ways you can manage your eating habits.
First, don’t skip breakfast. Grabbing a cake or banana might give you the boost to carry on throughout the day. Try not to skip meals. You always need to eat when you are hungry, don’t kill it. Take a bowl full of salad or sandwich as per your requirement.
Keep these three things in your mind while eating foods – quality, variety and balance. Try to maintain a balance between dairy foods, whole grains, veggies, fruits, and ofcourse..protein intake daily.
2. Sleep properly
Good sleep is required to maintain a balance between your physical and mental strength. It will help to keep your metabolism rate normal, improve your memory, and removes toxins from the muscles.
Lack of sleep reduces your energy, concentration power, increases anxiety, and depression. Lack of sleep also increase in appetite, and that may cause a weight gain. Try to maintain a regular sleeping pattern of minimum 7 hours at night, wake up early and exercise.
3. Exercise well
Doing exercise in a busy college schedule is difficult. But today, most of the colleges have arrangements for students to get exercise. But initially you can start exercising by walking to your class. Depending on your class schedule, you can do this for 20 minutes to 1 hour everyday.
Most colleges also offer free or discounted memberships to gyms. Consider your gym class like an extra class in your daily routine.
You can try different forms of exercises like – kickboxing, cycling, swimming, yoga, tennis, or soccer. These are all great ways to become fit.
4. Choose your drink carefully
There are four types of drinks or beverages that can affect your health. These are 1. alcohol, 2. soda and soft drinks, 3. caffeinated drinks, and 4. water.
The excessive consumption of alcoholic drinks can damage your health. Studies reveal that if you consume alcohol regularly, it will impair your ability to absorb nutrients.
Intake of soft drinks, sodas, and sweetened fruit juices can cause abnormal weight gain and improper digestion. SO TRY TO AVOID THEM AS MUCH AS YOU CAN.
Caffeinated drinks like tea or coffee can make your body dehydrated, make sure to intake two glasses of water for every coffee or energy drink you consume. Also, too much drinking coffee can hamper your quality of sleep at night.
Make sure you drink plenty of water everyday. Drinking plenty of water can increase your appetite, removes toxins from your body, and also keeps your stomach fit. Try to drink a glass of water every hour.
5. Wash your hands properly
Washing your hands can save you from multiple germ infections, and viruses. College students are always in close contact with others, so it is easier to catch colds or viruses. Wash your hands properly before every meal, while touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
6. Avoid smoking
Smoking causes cancer, and many more lung diseases, heart disease and emphysema. For those who want to quit smoking, can join student health centers for several anti-smoking programs.