Guide to Staying Healthy in College
Perhaps, you are a successful college student. Usually, you ace all your exams, hand in all your papers on time, and lead an active social life. It seems like everything is under your control. And it truly is when it comes to academic or private life. However, do you take care of your health? When it's time to choose between health and getting an “A”, what is your decision? Sleeping or studying all night? Of course, the second one, because there is an urgent task which is more important than your health at the moment. Nevertheless, you have to stop ignoring your health. Here are three tips to stay health in college and develop healthy living habits.
Eat, Sleep, Exercise.
Yes, we are going to talk about eating right, exercising, and getting enough sleep. We know you heard this information like a million times, but it is really important. Just keep reading, OK? Eating right is vital for your health. One study has found that healthy diet increases your productivity, enhances mood, regulates weight, and extends your life expectancy. Do you need more reasons to change your eating habits?
The next essential habit for staying healthy is getting enough sleep. Sleeping well can protect your physical and mental health as well as the quality of life. When it comes to sleep, it’s not just quantity that matters – it’s quality. So keep your room quiet, don't eat or drink before going to bed and enjoy your night rest.
Do you know how exercising affects our organism? So why don't you exercise? Stop looking for reasons why you can't and look for reasons why you can. And you can, because it's not a big deal to miss one episode of your favorite TV show or wake up 30 min earlier (well, this one may be a tragedy, but it definitely won't kill you). The least you can do is WALK to your class. Don't be a couch potato.
Coffee and cigarettes - perfect match!?
No, they are not. On one hand, coffee and cigarettes may cause a lot of health problems, like lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema, heart attack. And on the other hand, it is a terrible combination. At least some scientists claim so. The point is you can't enjoy the taste of coffee and the cigarette at the same time because of some structural changes to the tongue caused by smoking. This means you need to choose one guilty pleasure. Whatever your decision will be, remember too much water drowned the miller.
Smile, relax, and enjoy life!
Stress is known as a silent killer for its ability to affect your mental and physical health. Thus, it is really important to relieve it. To smile, relax, and enjoy life is number one in a list of good health tips. Life is to live and be happy, so don’t let daily routine problems make you feel desperate or helpless. You are happy and healthy because you feel this way.
Taking care of health has to be our number one priority because good health is above wealth.