101 Health and Wellness Tips for College Students

Health and Wellness Tips for College Students

Between exams, papers and maintaining an active social life, many college students feel they can’t really find the time to keep up on their personal health and wellness until an illness catches hold and stops them in their tracks. With most colleges providing health care and endless physical activities for students, staying healthy in college is about as easy as it will ever get. Here are a few tips to help students make the most of the resources at their fingertips and to ensure they stay healthy and illness free throughout their education.

Wellness
Diet
Learn proper portion size.
Vary your meals.
Eat breakfast.
Keep healthy snacks around.
Drink moderately.
Don’t fight stress by eating.
Drink water.
Limit sugary and caffeinated beverages.
Try to eat fruits and veggies.
Limit junk food.
Make it convenient to eat right.
Don’t skip meals.
Indulge every once in awhile.
Take vitamins.
Get help for eating disorders.
Exercise
Stretch first.
Ride your bike.
Play a sport.
Use safety equipment.
Head to the gym.
Take advantage of fitness courses.
Walk to class.
Incorporate different kinds of exercise in your routine.
Make it fun.
Bring a friend.
Take advantage of open spaces.
Sleep
Take a nap.
Don’t work in bed.
Get a full night’s rest whenever possible.
Stick to a schedule.
Understand that lack of sleep can have a big impact.
Work out bedtimes with roommates.
Avoid all nighters.
Create a bedtime routine.
Avoid caffeine, eating and drinking right before bed.
Keep your room dark and quiet.
Sexual Health
Get tested.
Always use protection.
Discuss issues with your partner.
Get regular exams.
Take advantage of vaccinations.
Attend informational classes.
Find someone to talk to.
Don’t do anything you’re not comfortable with.
Illness
Wash your hands.
Avoid sharing beverages.
Don’t go to class.
Get to the doctor.
Drink lots of fluids.
Get a flu shot.
Wear flip flops in the shower.
Avoid ill friends.
Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
Try simple over the counter remedies.
Keep immunizations up to date.
Stress
Create a routine.
Put limits on work hours.
Give yourself a break.
Be realistic.
Understand you can’t do everything.
Get help.
Take advantage of campus meditation and yoga programs.
Cut back if needed.
Relax with hobbies.
Give yourself plenty of time.
Spend time with friends.
Don’t let yourself get run down.
Learn time management skills.
Mental Health
Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Keep in touch with family and friends.
Build new friendships.
Expect things to change

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Understand that it may take time to fit in.
Don’t let stress get the best of you.
Realize you don’t have to please everyone.
Know the signs of depression.
Build on your confidence.
Find strength in numbers.
Volunteer.
Get involved on campus.
Set goals.
Miscellaneous
Avoid walking to class in flip flops.
Keep backpacks from being too heavy.
Quit smoking.
Don’t drink and drive.
Make sure you have emergency contacts.
Wear sunscreen.
Ensure that your medical insurance covers physicians in the area.
Monitor existing health conditions carefully.
Be aware that health concerns differ for men and women.
Assert yourself.

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2 thoughts on “101 Health and Wellness Tips for College Students

  • December 22, 2014 at 12:24 PM
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    Thank you very much for this post. Some I had in my daily practice and this is so complete; indeed very useful to me even I am no longer in the college. :-)

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    • December 22, 2014 at 12:26 PM
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      You are most welcome Shawni.

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