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.
Learn proper portion size.
Vary your meals.
Keep healthy snacks around.
Don’t fight stress by eating.
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.
Get help for eating disorders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Create a routine.
Put limits on work hours.
Give yourself a break.
Understand you can’t do everything.
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.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Keep in touch with family and friends.
Build new friendships.
Expect things to change
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.
Get involved on campus.
Avoid walking to class in flip flops.
Keep backpacks from being too heavy.
Don’t drink and drive.
Make sure you have emergency contacts.
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.
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