Keeping Yourself Healthy As A Student
Student life can be tough, and like many things in life, we can often let ourselves go a little which can end up making us ill and run down. But as a student, whatever you are studying is important so to avoid missing out on any classes, here’s how to keep yourself healthy.
It’s pretty obvious but eating healthily will avoid you feeling run down and will help when you have late night studying or deadlines due in where you may have to pull an all-nighter. Most would prefer energy drinks and a big bag of Doritos but fight the urge to eat junk food as this will only make you feel worse. Try getting some fruit into your diet and as many vegetables as possible. Avoid fried food and ready meals as these will contain high levels of sugar and salt.
Regulate Your Drinking
If you’re of age, then you’ll likely be drinking a lot more than you would at home and this can certainly contribute to a lower immune system, especially if you’re burning the candle at both ends. Going sober for a month or even a week can give your body enough of a rest to be able to repair itself and bounce back to your usual self. Drinking along with unhealthy food can be a nasty combination so try and reduce this where possible.
Always drink plenty of water on a daily basis and on a day after drinking, drink more water than normal to get your hydration levels back to normal.
Be Wary Of Hygiene
Living around students is a bit like living in a city, there are lots of people in communal areas, and that means there’s also a lot of germs likely to be floating around. It’s good to be wary when it comes to personal hygiene and making sure you carry around with you, some hand sanitizer, especially if you’re in a place where a lot of people are interacting with it. It’s also good to maintain cleanliness within your living quarters and making sure that dishes are washed up and the overall area is cleaned regularly.
Learn Ways To De-Stress
A lot of stress and anxiety can come with studying, and that’s ok. We all have different ways of how we cope with this, and it’s important you learn what helps make you feel better and more relaxed. Whether that’s taking a long hot soak in the bath or sticking your favourite movie on. Take time for yourself and always make the time to focus on you. It’s good to be selfish sometimes.
Take Advantage Of Sleep
Adulthood isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and one thing you can definitely take advantage of as a student is the more free time you may have in your day and evenings. This is the perfect opportunity to give yourself ample rest. You should be getting around 7-9 hours of sleep per night. If you don’t, then it can risk your chances of getting sick. So, instead of staying up late every night, put some free time aside to get an early night. It’ll also help with your focus and energy for your studying, which is obviously important.
Carry these tips with you so you can enjoy being a student, instead of being run-down and laid up!