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Surviving College: Health Tips

Surviving College

Surviving College

Take Vitamins

Take Vitamins

Sometimes your diet just doesn’t cut it so don’t stray from supplements and multivitamins.
Put A Limit On Your Drinking

Put A Limit On Your Drinking

Yes, you’re in college which means you’re just about ready for the night life and all the parties, but here’s a tip: relax on the binge drinking. You’ll avoid the calories and a terrible hangover in the morning.
Ease Up On The Junk Food

Ease Up On The Junk Food

If you know you're a person who likes to snack, don’t stock your dorm with junk! Substitute those chips for some nuts, fruits, or veggies.
Ride Your Bike / Take a Walk

Ride Your Bike / Take a Walk

If you live on campus or a reasonable distance away from your school, take a short walk or ride that bike that you bought two summers ago and said you were going to use more often.
Take Advantage Of Your College Facilities

Take Advantage Of Your College Facilities

Almost every college and university campus has some sort of recreational facility whether it be a gym, a court of some sort, and/or a pool. USE THEM AS MUCH AS YOU CAN!
Exercise: Find A Buddy

Exercise: Find A Buddy

Trust us: there are people at your school that want to stay healthy just like you! Don’t be afraid to make some gym friends and workout buddies and keep a workout log.
Never Work / Study In Bed

Never Work / Study In Bed

Yes it is convenient and quite frankly, it’s comfortable, but it’s not a real good decision. Learn how to separate your work space from your rest space.
Sleep: Keep A Schedule

Sleep: Keep A Schedule

Set a certain time to go to sleep every night and a certain time to wake up every morning. Sticking to similar sleep patterns throughout your time in college can greatly lessen your chances of being sleep deprived.
Avoid All-Nighters

Avoid All-Nighters

You might get the grade but your health will suffer. Lack of sleep can actually impair your learning abilities.
Use Protection

Use Protection

To prevent the risk of a sexually transmitted disease, play it safe and use a condom, unless your partner AND yourself have been tested negative for an STD.
Get Regular Checkups

Get Regular Checkups

Both males and females should get checked regularly. Many campus health center offer sexual & reproductive health services including contraception and screenings.
Don't Do Anything You're Not Comfortable With

Don't Do Anything You're Not Comfortable With

With instances of rape and sexual assault occurring college, be true to yourself and say no if you are in an uncomfortable situation. If something happens that you are not comfortable with, let a responsible adult or trusted friend as soon as possible.
Give Yourself Breaks

Give Yourself Breaks

Reduce your stress while studying and give your brain time to rest.
Be Realistic With Goals

Be Realistic With Goals

Setting unreasonable goals will only make it harder on you, especially during midterms and finals. Understand that some things just cannot be done in a day, and come up with a study plan in advance that's manageable.
Know The Signs of Depression & How To Ask For Help

Know The Signs of Depression & How To Ask For Help

Learning the difference between a bad day and depression can help a great bit. Once you can decipher which is which, then you can seek the help you need.

Now that you've made it to the top of the food chain in high school, it's time to prepare for the next big step: college. Whether you've been accepted into your dream school or have just sent out your first application, now is also an important time to think about your health. 

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