Being a student can be trying, and it can take a toll on your health and overall well-being. Taking the time to look at your health and school-life balance as a college student can make a difference in your life at Columbia College.
The first tip to keep in mind is that diet does have a great deal to do with overall health. It would be best if you did not fall into the college student lifestyle of cheap foods that are not good for you. It would also help to try and avoid skipping meals as it does end up making it harder for you to focus on your work and to make a difference. Having the right diet can help with focus, provide energy and even help with your immune system to allow your body to keep up with activities without becoming sick. The best diets are balanced diets. The government of Canada has recently updated their food group and what consists of a health diet, which can be found by clicking here.
Though sleep is somewhat elusive to college students, it is imperative. You do need to take the time to get at least seven or eight hours of sleep a night if you can. If you are not able to get that much sleep, you can also take naps and try to relax now and again. If you are not able to get the right amount of sleep, meditating can also help to calm you down and relax the body so that you can regenerate and feel great.
The last thing you need to keep in mind is, of course, exercise. You may not be able to get out and go to the gym every day or even get up and move every day, but you can do things that help you to get some exercise. You can take a walk, try to take the stairs, go out and have a bike ride around campus, get up, and move as much as possible. Getting into the gym once a week can make a difference in your overall health.
All in all, the most important thing you can do as a college student is to listen to your body. If you are feeling dragged down, take the time to find out the cause and get back on track.