Living in a dormitory seems like the first step to freedom, and most of us pictured it like how the movies portrayed it. Think about parties, making new friends, and dating! While being a college student can be fun (except for term papers and exams), the lifestyle you have can be detrimental to your health. All the pizza, beer, sleepless nights, and stress can make your body act like crazy. So what do you have to do?
How do you stay healthy during college?
Store healthy snacks and cook your own meals
Instead of storing chips or candies in your dormitory, why don’t you buy healthier options? How about fruits, nuts, and yogurt. With this, you keep yourself full, and your entire body healthy. And if possible, try to prepare your own meals. Of course, you have the choice to cook something sinful and we hope that you avoid that. But the thing is, if you cook your meals, you tend to be picky and you know what goes into your food. You just need to make sure that your products are organic and are not processed. Otherwise, it’s going to take a toll on your health too. Also, remember to eat on time and never skip a meal. Here’s one breakfast recipe that we are sure you’d like.
Blueberry maple oatmeal
All you need are oats, chia, blueberries, greek yogurt. Prepare it the night before, store it in your fridge, and you have an instant healthy breakfast.
Walk around the campus
If you think you don’t have time to do physical activities during college, think again. You can walk around the campus, or run during weekends. There are actually different clubs and organizations you can join so you don’t have to live a sedentary lifestyle.
Learn how to say yes to parties but no to alcoholic beverages
It’s good to socialize. Who knows if they will be a good network after college? Thus, we encourage you to attend clean-fun parties. You should be old enough to know which ones to decline. If the party is notorious for alcohol, drugs, and other risky activities, politely say no. We’ve been there and we tell you, it’s not worth it.
Soundproof your dormitory room – or just wear earplugs
We understand that college can be tiring. All the reports and exams can cause too much exhaustion. That is why you need to get enough rest. Instead of going out late at night, you might as well sleep. If your room is not soundproofed, sleeping can be a challenge, right? Soundproofing can be costly so the next best thing is to get yourself a pair of earplugs.
Think about your personal hygiene
Since you will be sharing spaces with other college students, it is important that you heighten up your routine when it comes to personal hygiene.
- Never leave your toothbrush in the common bathroom.
- Always wear slippers (even at the bathroom – shower slippers are a must!)
- Never share towels and utensils.
And lastly, don’t forget to take vitamins. Ask your doctor about the best one perfect for your condition.