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For most students, college is all about newfound independence. You can binge-watch Netflix series all day, stay out as late as you want, and live off of Pop-Tarts and pizza. Although it can be really fun to live this way, it’s not the most healthy.  

When most students think about being healthy, they automatically think of working out or maintaining a balanced diet – but there’s actually a lot more to it than that. So, we sat down with some students to talk health and you might be surprised at the tips they shared with us.

Check out what college students have to say about starting healthy habits while in college.

Girl, wash your face

Wash your face before you go to bed, and make sure you get enough sleep! Your skin will thank you!

      Dacia B.

 

An apple a day… 

French fries and pizza are going to be available for literally every meal, don’t forget to eat some fruits and veggies too!  

      Jeannette S.

 

Teamwork makes the dream work

Join an intermural team, it’s a great way to stay active and make new friends, too!

      Nicholas D.

 

Ain’t no party like a… study session

Don’t get swept up in the party lifestyle. It can be fun sometimes, but your education should be your first priority.

      Brooke R.

 

You can sleep when your dead or actually feel rested

Sleep, sleep, sleep! I literally felt like a zombie some days and was completely useless.

      John J.

Don’t let dehydration ruin your education

Don’t forget to drink water! Sometimes I would feel so lethargic and didn’t understand why. Coffee didn’t wake me up, but only made me feel worse. Turns out, my body desperately needed water.

      Brittany A.

Create healthy habits, not restrictions

Just because you see other people trying out fad diets, like the Beyonce cleanse, doesn’t mean you should do it too. Trust me! One of the worst things I’ve ever done to myself.

      Lizy N.

Take your vitamins 

Your mom won’t be around to clean up after you anymore, so make sure you’re keeping your space clean. You’ll have friends in and out all the time, and getting sick is going to be so much easier in college.

      Jacqueline P.

Find your personal zen

I didn’t know this before I started college, but stress can make you feel physically ill. I was convinced I was dying, turns out I was just really stressed out. Learn to manage your stress with something like yoga or meditation.

      Carlo O.

 

You’re going to experience a lot of new things in college. Take care of yourself and enjoy it as much as you can!

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