Tips for Maintaining Good Health
Everyone knows sustaining good health requires a balanced diet, regular exercise, and plenty of relaxation. When you’re among friends or under stress from homework, it’s sometimes more appealing to eat sweets, fast food, drink coffee, or consume alcohol than healthy ones. While in college, though, it could seem not very easy to do that. You must know about the health tracking applications and programs such as Withings Health Mate. Here are some suggestions for maintaining your health while attending college.
Obtain your nutrients from a range of foods. For optimal health, your body requires more than 40 specific nutrients, none of which can be found in a single place. A balance of healthy carbohydrates, protein, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products should be part of your daily diet. Visit mypyramid.gov to view the USDA’s food pyramid.
Eat in moderation. Eating what you want and maintaining a healthy, balanced diet is simpler if portion sizes are kept reasonable and moderate. A moderate portion is what? One serving of fruit is one medium-sized piece. Two spaghetti parts are equal to one cup, while four servings of ice cream are found in one pint.
NEVER MISS A MEAL. Skipping meals can cause extreme hunger, which commonly leads to overeating. Snacking in between normal meals might be helpful if you are short on time. Just be sure you have two meals that are both balanced.
Don’t stop eating particular foods. It’s not a good idea to completely cut out salt, fat, and sugar from our meals unless advised to do so by a medical professional because our systems need a variety of nutrients. You may keep a balanced diet by selecting healthier products like skim or low-fat dairy.
There is no good or terrible food. Controlling portions is critical!
Ingest water! Avoid drinking cokes and other sugary drinks since they contain up to 17 teaspoons of sugar per 20 ounces! Sugar is a source of empty calories that can deplete your body with vital vitamins and minerals. In addition to keeping us hydrated, water promotes healthy blood flow, removes toxins from our systems, and controls body temperature.
Limit your caffeine intake. Caffeine is a slightly addictive substance that can interfere with your sleep and concentration and other biological processes, including muscular function and the removal of waste items.
Exercise and stress reduction
Instead of using the elevator, use the stairs.
Get active for at least 30 minutes each day. If the thought of spending hours sweating at the gym doesn’t appeal to you, go outside and play some ultimate Frisbee. Try running or walking instead. You must start moving!
Maintain your organization to reduce unneeded and avoidable stress.
Turn off the television and play some music.
Every day, set aside at least 15 minutes for rest and contemplation.
Get lots of rest.
Allow at least 30 minutes of peaceful, calming activities each night, such as reading, before bed.
When under pressure to write papers, study, etc., resist the urge to use sleeping drugs.
Time spent sleeping is not wasted! It is equally crucial and essential to health as food and exercise.
Participate and socialize with new people in a pleasant setting. Adjusting to college may often be challenging, especially when students leave the support network they have known their whole lives. Helping others benefits us, whether it’s through involvement in a charitable organization, a sports team, the Rhodes Student Government, a church, a soup kitchen, or another way. Finding something you are interested in and having fun are the most crucial things to remember.
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