Develop healthy eating habits
- Eat a variety of food from all the food groups- staples, food from animals, fruits, vegetables, nuts & legumes and fats and oils.
- Always eat breakfast to avoid overeating during the day.
- Never skip meals.
- Eat fresh fruits and vegetables daily.
Avoid caffeine and sugary drinks
- Beverages with a combination of caffeine and sugar may initially give you a boost but will cause you to crash and feel bad later. To get an energy boost, try eating high-protein and high-fiber foods.
Drink lots of water
- Staying hydrated can help your concentration.
- Drinking a lot of water can keep you from overeating.
- Water replenishes your body.
- Join a sports team.
- Walk to classes, the park, etc.
Get enough sleep
- Sleep deprivation can lead to reduced brain function, fatigue, headaches and weight loss or weight gain.
- Develop and stick to a schedule.
- Try to get at least 7 hours of sleep each night.
- Avoid drinking caffeinated beverages.
- Avoid eating and drinking immediately before going to bed.
Wash your hands
- Wash your hands before meals.
- Wash your hands before touching your eyes, nose or mouth, or if you’ve been around others who are sick.
- Smoking is a very bad habit that can lead to many illnesses including emphysema and lung cancer.
- Create a routine and give yourself regular breaks.
- Identify things you enjoy doing that de-stress you.
- Spend time with friends and family.
Information provided by Mrs. Tian Palmer-McKoy, College Nurse, EMCVPA