Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Students
Back to school is exciting for many, but causes anxiety in others. And once the routine sets in, it can be stressful for most as everyone tries to do their best in school while enjoying life at the same time. Finding balance in achieving your ideal grades while also staying healthy can be quite a challenge, so here are a few general ideas on how to maintain good health practices while still working towards your full potential. Start by seeing a chiropractor or physiotherapist at Yellow Gazebo, as these primary health care givers can give you a proper assessment and/or diagnosis. Then once your physical condition has been determined, they can recommend the right treatment and exercise plan for your personal needs. Then, follow some of these healthy lifestyle tips:
1. Eating and Drinking. It’s important to drink lots of water and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, but you should also remember what to avoid. Too much sugar and caffeine can be momentarily enjoyable or uplifting, but over time can cause you to crash and burn and just crave more of the same. Starting healthy habits like avoiding caffeine and sugar can go a long way to giving you the energy you need to get your work done. Plus, keeping carbohydrate levels low (NOT eliminated altogether as we do need carbohydrates in our diet) and protein levels moderate can also keep your muscles - and brain - in top shape. Need more detailed advice? Talk to a naturopathic doctor at YG and get an idea of what diet changes might work best for you personally.
2. Personal Hygiene. Washing your hands should be something you do quite frequently to avoid ingesting too many germs and taxing your immune system. Try to remember that every surface you walk on outside your home could have stuff like animal feces tracked onto it in one form or another, and since we touch our shoes to put them on and/or take them off, we can easily get those same germs onto our hands. And when at home, after using the bathroom or eating we have germs (or food that attracts germs) on our hands and we should wash them to avoid spreading too many. Plus, be sure to wash your hands properly: believe it or not but soap is not the most important thing to use - you want FRICTION. Friction under the water on the fronts and backs of your hands, in between your fingers and on your nails - this will go a lot further than just a little soap. Finally, keep those phones and computer keyboards cleaned regularly!
3. Stay Relaxed. We often tell ourselves “I’ll relax once the work is done,” but this sets up a routine that can regularly lead to burnout. Ideally you will build into your routine a pattern that includes practices such as meditation, exercise, plus therapies such as massage or acupuncture. These wonderful therapies can be very relaxing and can help keep stress hormone levels down, so that you can stay both physically and mentally balanced and work on achieving your best.
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