As a college student, living a healthy lifestyle isn’t as hard as some may think. We all get caught up in the mix of long nights, busy days filled with stress and managing a social life.
There are many excuses for students not to live a healthy lifestyle but there are also plenty of reasons why some do.
Not only does eating healthy and exercising make you feel better physically but it will boost your mentality as well.
As I was browsing online, I came across this article, 13 Mental Health Benefits of Exercise.
The article provided great insight on why being active is so important for living a happy and healthy life.
From my own experience, I have made a list of what you can do to stay healthy both mentally and physically.
1. Get enough sleep:
- 7-9 hours is the average for college students
2. Manage your time wisely:
Make a to-do-list at the beginning of each day
Create a routine for each week to get homework done
- Find your most productive time of the day (ex. morning vs. night)
Choose days during the week to go to the gym (or on a run, a hike, etc.)
- Incorporate different workouts weekly (run, bike, weights, yoga, etc.)
4. Eat healthy:
Create a meal plan every week
Have 3-4 servings of fruits & veggies a day
Avoid snacking at night
Never skip breakfast: most important meal of the day
- Always stay hydrated (8 glasses per day)
Of course, we all have those days when we don’t feel like doing anything but lounge on the couch.
Though these days are wonderful because everyone needs a break once in a while, consider doing yoga to relieve some stress. It is a great way to relax and be active at the same time.
There will always be alternatives to meals and workouts, all you have to do is make sure you find what will work best for you.
Check out Lauren Conrad’s blog for useful workout tips and simple, nutritious meals!