Well, we did it. Summer is nearly here and we’ve made it through another semester. In January, I posted about ways to start the semester stress-free, the benefits of sleep and how to eat healthy while busy and on a budget. Hopefully, you used some of my tips this semester and made your life just a little bit healthier. If not, no hard feelings – summer is a great time to get a new health plan started.
Okay, fine. I’ll admit it. I am a 21-year-old that uses a Crock-Pot and vehemently believes in its greatness. Slow cookers are wonderful for people on the go. Simply spend 20 minutes or so preparing the ingredients, put them in the cooker and leave it for several hours while your food cooks and you get on with your daily activities.
Sleep deprivation. To student and many others, getting the recommend amount of sleep every night is nearly impossible. Life often gets in the way, and as everyone knows, there simply aren’t enough hours in the day. If you haven’t done so before, think about what cutting out sleep does to your body.
Thinking about nutrition is hard when you’ve already got so much else on your plate. School, work, family and social agendas often make eating healthy a last priority, but getting the right nutrition can increase your energy and health.
Looking back, I can honestly say college was when I was at my healthiest. Reading recently about the Freshman 15, the condition so named when students gain up to 15 pounds their first semester in college, I wondered why I did not fit the norm. The Freshman 15 is not a disease or virus, but due to a drastic change in eating habits. That’s when I realized I made a drastic change, but for the better.