It’s a pretty well known fact that a student’s life is college is far from healthy. The all nighters to complete an assignment or work on a big presentation, the excessive partying and heavy drinking, and of course, the unhealthy food that any student has constant access to. So it really is a no brainer why people tend to grow unhealthier and have more severe lifestyle illnesses, as they grow older. They simply were not able to put some effective healthy habits in place while they were transitioning from a student to the working professional life.
The infographic from the OnlineCollegesGuide.com uses fun visuals, bright colours and a fairly simple design to effectively communicate some useful tips about How to stay healthy as a student.
It begins with simple ways to include fitness into your everyday life. Hit the road and jog, take a fitness class, join a sports team, take the stairs, walk around during study breaks, choose dining halls further from your normal routine, find a friend who exercises with you and taking a hike, are just a few, simple ways to having a healthy lifestyle.
In the next section, the relation between good grades and being healthy are even pointed out. Did you know that students with a 3.5 plus GPA where three times more likely to participate in a physical activity than students with a 3 plus GPA? The facts do all the taking.
The next part of the infographic goes on to elucidate healthy tips to keep in mind in terms of food and snacking when in college. It is simple stuff – but eating a fruit, carrying some nuts with you and keeping yourself hydrated can go a very long way in keeping both your mind and body fresh and alert.
While students tend to binge on fatty and carbohydrate heavy food while in college, the infographic effectively demarcates different kinds of foods into several groups – as per vitamins, grains, dairy, energy foods and healthy fats.
Students must try having at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, and include fish, eggs and meat in at least two of their meals in the day.
The importance of a healthy sleeping routine is also stressed upon. Most students end up staying up late to prepare for important deadlines. This leads to sluggishness and drowsiness during the day –resulting in difficulty while making decisions and maintaining concentration.
To create a regular sleep routine, one must avoid any kinds of stimulants such as nicotine, before snoozing. Often such stimulants take about eight hours to wear off, and thoroughly disrupt sleep cycles. Distractions such as bright lights and loud noises too, must be blocked out, for maximum comfort.
With simple and easy tips from this fun infographic, any student would find it super easy to stay fit, even in the harshest environment!