BY MELISSA BURNS
During college, we’re mostly focused on so many activities that we forget to take care of ourselves. From classes, exams, studying, other activities to spending quality time with friends and family, most students are simply not paying attention to their health. And who can blame them? College life can be pretty stressful, exhausting, frustrating and fast-paced.
But, in your last few years of studying right before you start pursuing a great career, it’s vital to focus on your health as well. So, how can you protect your health in college and prevent bacterial infections to fully enjoy your last years as a student?
Taking care of your health should always start with your nutrition. Your body needs to be strong to fight those numerous bacteria and viruses that can’t wait to attack your body. So, the stronger and healthier you are, the lower are the chances of getting ill or catching bacteria. Make sure you eat as healthily as possible. Include more fruits and vegetables in your daily meals. Also, avoid junk food as much as you can. Sure, it might seem like a great option to save time and go eat at that fast food restaurant near the campus but it will negatively affect your health.
The best way to ensure you eat healthy food is to prepare your meals ahead. This will also save you some money and you can use it for activities which will make you feel better, such as gym, going to see a great movie with friends or sit outside on a bench, drink coffee and read a book.
Unfortunately, many students will ignore their fatigue, cold or even temperature so they will not go see a doctor or take adequate medicine. You might think that it’s unnecessary or a total waste of time to focus on your health when your schedule is already so booked. But, if you’re experiencing any of these mentioned symptoms, it means your body is weak right now. Moreover, it will be even weaker after a virus or bacteria is done with it.
Luckily, there are plenty of helpful medicines that can help you get better. For instance, with an Azithral 500 dosage, you can cure different types of infections caused by various bacteria. If you’re unsure of the nature of your health issue, you can always consult a doctor or pharmacist to get the best care for yourself.
The same way your body needs healthy food to stay strong, it also needs to be active. Physical activity is what will prevent many health issues and problems to occur later in your life. Student years are the perfect period to start making these healthy decisions. If you’re not into sport or outdoor activities, try to walk more often or even ride a bicycle whenever you can. Our body needs at least 150 minutes per week of physical activity of moderate intensity. This minimum will lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, and keep your body weight at a healthy level.
Those who are currently not physically active should start working out slowly. Pushing your body to limits it can’t perform at the moment can result in severe injury. Also, try to choose an activity that makes you happy. It can be walking, cycling, jogging, weekend hiking, gym, swimming or anything else.
Taking care of yourself is not that hard at all. The problem is we’re not used to making those healthy choices for ourselves so all of this might seem overwhelming. However, if you replace that one hour of television with a gym, you will not lose your precious time. Decide which habits are good for you and keep them, and get rid of the ones that are bad for your health.
Melissa Burns graduated from the faculty of Journalism of Iowa State University. Nowadays she is an entrepreneur and independent journalist. Follow her @melissaaburns or contact at email@example.com