Healthy tips for students
Strawberries can improve cardiovascular health. If fruit is missing from the diet, it can increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes. But in this regard, strawberries can fill this gap and play a very important role in keeping the heart energetic. However, it is important to eat a full cup of strawberries every day.
The following are suggestions for health students.
Eating strawberries lowers bad cholesterol, reduces internal inflammation and reduces oxidative stress. Along with this, blood pressure also remains normal. Experts also found that eating strawberries improved several clinical markers of cardiovascular health.
Regular consumption of strawberries protects against type 2 diabetes in adults and thus can be considered as a therapeutic food. On the other hand, eating just eight strawberries a day fulfills the requirement of vitamin C and making a habit of eating it can keep the heart guard alert.
1. Focus on fitness.
Instead of relieving your stress at the pizza bar in the dining hall. Take it out on a treadmill! If you lack motivation, grab a friend and hit the gym together. It’s not easy to walk away from a workout when a friend is counting on you, so be friends and encourage each other! Most colleges offer fitness classes like spinning and kickboxing. If you’re not a treadmill person, build up your workout with different classes!
The average student should exercise about 30 minutes per day. Exercise counts as any activity that gets your heart pumping. Walking to class, going for a short walk, even taking the stairs instead of the elevator gets your heart rate up and adds to those 30 minutes.
2. Cooking at home
If you have the option to cook for yourself, take advantage! When you’re a chef, you know exactly what and how much is going into your food. Being able to control the amount of butter, sugar or oil in a meal allows you to be more aware of your food choices. If living with a group of friends, coordinate nights to cook together or nights when you each eat a meal and serve each other. Cooking can be fun, social and can even help you maintain a healthy lifestyle!
3. Load yourself up on vegetables and fruits.
Consume fruits and vegetables throughout the day to curb cravings. College students don’t get enough of these two food groups. The average college student should eat at least 2 cups of fruit and about 3 cups of vegetables per day. Top cereal or yogurt with strawberries, raspberries or bananas for an extra serving. To squeeze in a serving of veggies, top your pizza with peppers, onions, broccoli, or whatever else you like!
4. Stay away from TV
Mindless eating while watching TV is common. When eating in front of a show, it’s hard to realize how much we’re eating, because our minds are elsewhere. At school, with our parents away from home, no one tells us when dinner is, or what and when to eat. A good way to avoid binge eating is to make your own rules.
If you eat while sitting in front of the TV, try changing your pattern by sitting at a table and away from technology.
5. Go to sleep!
Studying late or staying out with friends can make it difficult for many students to get adequate sleep. Organizing your day to make sure you get enough sleep will not only make you happier, but you’ll also be less dependent on food and caffeine to get you through the day.
Lack of sleep leads to diabetes as well as obesity. Not to mention that waking up grumpy affects everything you do the next day.
6. Cut back on the soda, drink more water
Growing up, we’ve all been told by our parents and teachers to avoid drinking soda. We were told that it causes diabetes and obesity. While the occasional soft drink isn’t life-threatening, drinking soda daily, several times a day can really affect your health. I’m not just talking about regular soda, diet soda is also a culprit. Studies show that people who consume diet soda on a regular basis tend to overeat, mostly because they’re rewarding themselves for not consuming calories from their drinks. Sodas are full of all kinds of chemicals, which can harm your body over time.
Overall, limit the soda and swap it for good water! Studies show that while most students gain 5 to 8 pounds in their freshman year, it’s nowhere near the “Freshman 15.”
Students continue to gain weight throughout the four years, not just in the beginning. It should be called “College 15”. To avoid weight gain, improve your lifestyle. Incorporate the above tips into your routine to stay happy and healthy!