• Franchesca Almonte

7 Simple Health Tips For Students

Updated: Jul 12

Are you in the middle of the semester and feel like you're a ball of stress? You can totally prevent not feeling good. Here are a few health tips for students:

1. Practice Conscious Eating

Eating healthy is key when you're in school. Having somewhat of an eating strategy is key when you are in school full time, a part-all time job, and trying to have a social life. A simple strategy can be to have a salad for lunch and snacking on fruit and cheese, instead of a bag of chips. Another strategy can be meal prep, this is a great way to constantly eat healthy and save time. You can take an hour to plan and prepare your meals for the whole week. When you wake up the next day you don’t have to worry about what you are going to eat and you know it's healthy.

2. Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated is so important. Drinking water all the time is not only for kids who attend school in the south. Being dehydrated can affect your mood and prevent you from being truly focused in class. For example, I keep a reusable cup or water bottle with me to fill up in a water fountain or at my local Starbucks. This prevents me from not worrying about buying water and messing with the environment.

3. Clean Your Room

Cleaning your room, or keeping it clean, might not seem as prevalent as keeping your grades up, but it can actually help with your mental and physical health. I also want to say that just picking up clothes doesn’t count as clean. It can be part of it, but taking the time to dust and Windex to a window is what is important. Not cleaning can cause you to get sick and might make you feel uncomfortable in your own home. By keeping it clean, you will feel like you always have a place to relax and study for that big test.

4. Wash Your Hands

This might seem like common knowledge, but when you are in an area with a large population you never know if someone is sick or carrying some type of virus. This is especially prevalent with the CoronaVirus. It can be killed by using a hand sanitizer. Have a prevention plan and be careful with what you touch.

5. Get Active

Being active in your everyday life is important for your health and mood. It is scientifically proven by exercising you let off endorphins that make you happy and feel good. You can take a decent walk or jog to clear your head and you're being active too. Even if your not a fitness junkie or gym rat type of person, consider going to a gym and making a weekly workout routine to keep your body healthy. Another trick is, to park far. On-campus or at the store, if you park a little further, it will allow you to get your steps in for the day.

6. Stay Active With Clubs And Groups

Staying social in clubs and groups can be beneficial for your mental health. It allows you to get out there and create new friends. You don’t want to feel like the only thing you do is work. That can be mentally exhausting. Taking a break and participating can take you out of your headspace. Also, clubs and groups look great on a resume!

7. Get Enough Sleep

With everything you do during the day, your body needs a rest. Your mind might be like, “keep going” but that can put your body in a fritz. The usual response from the body is to make you feel sick, so you will stop. To avoid this, go to sleep. If you are into naps, make a quick cat nap. Remember, a cat nap is only 20 minutes. If you go longer, your body can get more exhausted. It is best to find out what sleep schedule helps you function better during the day.

Healthy Habits

There are many health tips for students like diet, exercise, sleep, and social life. If you find yourself having any problems in these categories, it is best to go to a doctor or go see a specialist on campus. Schools provide many health programs to help you achieve the best you. Creating an overall healthy lifestyle can help reduce stress and make you a happier person. Remember it is important to keep up with your health, so take advantage of programs around your school and start living a healthier life!