Young bodies need proper nutrition to stay healthy and strong. Healthy food does not necessarily mean junk food! Include fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and nuts in your diet. Dried fruits and nuts are also good for you. Try to make a healthy lunch at home that consists of different food groups, such as protein, carbohydrates, and starch. Also, try to eat a healthy breakfast every day and cultivate the habit of eating a balanced meal every day.
Exercise reduces risk of illness
In early February, researchers published a study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, based on directly measured physical activity data. In the study, known as “Small Steps, Strong Shield,” researchers found that any regular physical activity reduced the risk of developing COVID-19, a serious disease resulting from a lack of exercise. These findings are particularly important because students who engage in physical activity are also less likely to contract the disease.
Healthy diet helps brain development
A healthy diet for students has many benefits. For starters, it helps the brain develop by giving it the proper fuel. Salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for brain development and function. Additionally, omega-3s reduce the risk of heart disease and arthritis. Walnuts and other nuts contain heart-healthy fats that promote blood flow to the brain. They are also high in folate, folic acid, and other essential nutrients.
Building a support network
Having a support system is a great way to find emotional support and to make friends. The key is to stay in touch with family and friends and maintain these relationships. As your academic career continues to progress, your relationships with family and friends will change, but they will still remain an important support network for you. Here are some tips for students on how to build a support network. Weigh your options carefully.
Avoiding drugs and alcohol
Substance abuse can lead to a wide range of consequences, from social isolation and loss of friendships to reduced academic performance and dropping out. The use of drugs and alcohol may also lead to recent disciplinary actions and problems with memory. Withdrawal symptoms are also a concern, including headaches and memory problems. Substance abuse can also lead to poor performance and in some cases, expulsion. Students who want to avoid substance abuse should seek advice from a trusted advisor to decide on a course load and schedule.
Getting enough sleep
While getting a good night’s sleep may not sound important, it’s essential to a student’s health. Studies have shown that students who stay up too late during the week are less likely to do well in class. Not only will students be tired, but they won’t be able to function at their best in the classroom. A recent study of 55,322 college students found that students with poor sleep had a higher risk of dropping a course. This effect was greater than the impact of drugs, alcohol, or stress on students.