Being a student, coping up with the increasing day to day college/university pressures and taking care of your health overall is a tough thing to do. And in the midst of all this hullabaloo, the very first thing that we being students very easily compromise on is our health and fitness. We tend to pick either one of the two extremes: either be heavily engrossed in notes and lectures and forget to eat right or be least bothered about books and grades and your body all the same.
Both are dangerous because your student life demands extra effort from you in terms of body and mental health. It is, therefore, pretty essential that you listen to your body and keep it fit. Because your body needs a lot of fueling and physical exercise when you are young in order to store all that stamina and nutrients for old age as well. Here are a few tips and hacks to monitor when you are on the go.
Limit All That Junk
Being students, we tend to literally binge on food whenever we get the chance to. Honestly, the college mahol tends to somehow increase our appetite because we get hungry in the middle of the lecture and in between classes similarly. So while you do have that occasional bun-kabab or paapri chaat from the university cafeteria, make sure not to consume too much on junk food. You might not even realize how much junk you are consuming each day. Those packets of chips and cookies, that fatty paratha-roll, everything literally counts and it’s not good for your body which is in dire need of some good nutrients all day long.
Stop Skipping Meals
While half of the student population would binge eat, the other half likes to starve themselves over either the distorted concept of size-zero beauty or just stress. Either way, please stop skipping meals. Most significantly, stop skipping breakfast. It is your morning fuel, something that your body truly requires to function smoothly throughout the day and you deprive yourself of it as a fashion. Getting late for class? Just grab an apple on your way. Honestly, all it takes is a little bit of management.
Take Vitamin Supplements
As long as they aren’t dieting pills that guarantee weight loss sirf channd dinon ke andar andar it is fine to take supplements if your routine is way too jam packed or you have been prescribed vitamins by your doctor because clearly, your diet isn’t doing much of a good job providing your body with the nutrients it needs. Calcium supplements are fine as well. But always try to stick to the natural stuff first before switching to alternatives.
Indulge In A Sport
So maybe you are that famous ‘footballer guy’ at campus and you’re already there, but if you aren’t and maybe if you are a khatoon whose life at university revolves around classes, friends and fixing makeup here and there, you need some physical activity in your life. If exercise is something you are unable to take out time for, you can always join a sports club at your college. Every institute has one! It would keep you on the go and not make you lazy. Also, with a bit of time management, it can certainly be managed with studies as well. Just remember that health comes first, if you aren’t healthy enough not even the finest of degrees can do you good.