You just picked up your books for the semester and, wow! Talk about heavy. Now visualize this weight being carried on your back all day between classes. The added pressure of a backpack’s contents can lead to acute and chronic back pain. Try to avoid this by packing only what you need and using both back straps.
Healthy Tips: Use a backpack with rollers to avoid back pain.
Healthy Food Choices
When you are on campus, the convenient food courts, vending machines and local fast food joints can oftentimes beckon your tummy. Avoid these unhealthy food items by packing a snack or lunch from home instead. Eating right can help keep your mind sharp for those long lectures ahead.
Healthy Tips: Packing your own lunch can save you around $1,000 per year!
While you are busy balancing school, work and what’s left of your time for a social life, it may sometimes feel overwhelming. Try to think positively and remember to take time for yourself.
Do things that help you unwind, whether that’s reading a book, catching up on your favorite show or spending time with friends and family.
Make Time for Exercise
When you’ve been in class all day and still have homework to complete, it can sometimes be hard to push yourself to hit the gym. But studies show that exercise allows you to think more clearly, perform better and improve your morale. Take breaks between homework or classes to work up a sweat — you’ll feel energized and refreshed!
Healthy Tips: Remember to stay hydrated in the gym and the classroom.
Plan Out Your Days
Staying organized can be one of your best allies when it comes to keeping up with classes and homework. Put aside anything you need for school the night ahead and use a planner to organize your time. Don’t forget to read your course calendars ahead for scheduled due dates, too!
Communicate with Others
Whether you have a conflicting work and school schedule one week or need a seat close to the door in a classroom, make sure to communicate with supervisors and instructors. You may be surprised at how understanding and accommodating they may be if you just ask. Explain to friends that your schedule may be busy while you are balancing school so there are no hurt feelings down the road.
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