A college-going student with seven hours of classes every day, followed by extra-curricular activities, homework and housework later in the day, hardly has any time for themselves. They don’t find enough time to exercise regularly, eat healthy foods and maintain an overall active lifestyle due to their hectic schedules or simple lack of interest.
Starting off on a healthy food at an early age is always advisable. So here are a few healthy and convenient tips for all you college-going students out there to keep you young, fit and happy.
- Make sure you eat a good breakfast before leaving the house in the morning. Since it’s the most important meal of the day, try to pack your breakfast with a fruit and vegetable smoothie, lots of whole grains and protein like egg whites. Carbs are great to give you that energy boost that you’ll need to keep you going throughout the day.
- Carry healthy snacks with you at all times to avoid eating junk food when the cravings kick in. Dried fruits like prunes, figs and apricots, nuts like almonds and walnuts and celery sticks are some of the healthiest snacks around. However, eat them in low quantities as they tend to pack on the pounds.
- Try to incorporate at least 30 minutes of some form of exercise every day. This will boost your metabolism and immunity and keep you feeling even more active and fit. Sign up for a dance class, martial arts or join a sports team in college.
- Drink at least two liters of water throughout the day. Water keeps you hydrated and active for longer.
- Reduce sugar and sweets and increase your salad intake. Yes, as tempting as that doughnut or cookie may look, swap it for a Ceasar’s salad instead.
- Last but certainly not the least, as a college student you may be peer-pressured into drinking, smoking and even drugs. Keep your head on your shoulders at all times and muster up the will-power to stay away from bad habits.
Follow these few simple steps for a long, healthy and happy life ahead of you.