With easy access to late-night food delivery, street food, and other fattier food, it’s no surprise that many college students gain weight when they go to college. Unhealthy diet and eating habits will have a devastating effect on their health. It can lead to a higher risk of depression, anxiety, sleep deprivation, difficulty in concentration and obesity. Also, an unhealthy diet may impact students’ academic performance as well. Therefore, in order to adopt a healthy lifestyle, we have listed some points below.
1.Don’t skip your breakfast: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and therefore should not be skipped. Many students are in the habit of skipping their breakfast. A healthy breakfast can help you keep energetic all day long and curb your hunger pangs. You should eat some fruits, milk, oatmeal, sandwich or nuts for breakfast.
2. Eat healthy snacks: Amidst the lectures, stressful exams, assignments students tend to grab unhealthy snacks like burger, chocolate, pizza, fries and what not. These snacks are extremely unhealthy and can lead to weight gain. They do not have any nutritional value. So, students should avoid these unhealthy snacks and opt for healthy ones like homemade smoothies, nuts, a slice of cheese or fruits.
3. Regular physical activity: In today’s busy schedules and excessive screen time, students ignore the importance of the physical activity. Students should indulge in some sort of physical activity, be it walking, running, yoga or even playing a sport. This will help them concentrate better and they can score well in their exams.
4. Ditch refined sugar and processed food: Processed food is convenient and reasonable as well. But the fact is processed food has no health benefits and is loaded with chemicals that might have negative effects on your health. Therefore, college students should ditch the fast food and refined sugar.
5. Drink lots of water: With loads of benefits, drinking water can do wonders for your health. Students should make sure that they keep a water bottle with them always.
6. Eat a healthy diet: A healthy diet is important in all walks of life. This will prevent you from many autoimmune diseases in the long run. A healthier you can also help you perform better in academics. A diet that includes all the nutrients (proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals), lots of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables is healthy and nutritious.