Now that I am in college I have come to realize that there are a LOT of foods out there that are realllly bad for you but are reallly tempting as well.
I can now understand why people gain weight the first year of college.
BUT. Since I am not wanting to gain those extra pounds I have decided to eat healthy and to make my health and wellness a priority.
Here are a few of the things that I have begun doing to better the quality of my life, so I can be a better, more happier, me.
FIRST. I try to eat as much fruit as possible. I can get a smoothie at Jamba Juice for breakfast to get my fruit fix and I can have a bunch of fruits to snack on throughout the day.
I also am trying to eat more veggies, whenever I go out to eat I alway request for "extra veggies". Let's take Quizno's for example, while they are making my sandwich I make sure to tell them to put extra lettuce on my sub. Little things like that to add more green into my life.
I have been also trying to get enough sleep. I try to go to bed by 11 on week nights so I can be fully awake throughout the day to keep my life in line. It is crazy how much better you feel when you are fully rested.
VITAMINS or PROBIOTICS. Oh my gosh, while living in dorms I have decided to start making this my priority. They provide me with the nutrients that I can't get. I have heard really good things about Bio-K+ supplements, so I might end up trying those out. They'll hopefully help me to be more healthy and not get sick (or as sick) my freshman year of college.
I also try to exercise at least 20 minutes a day. If I have time, I will go longer, but 20 minutes minimum. It keeps you not only in shape, but it relieves so much stress.
That brings me to another point. I have so much pressure to do good in school and with so many changes happening in my life, I have really been stressed out. I have found that just taking time at night to watch my favorite show relieves me of that stress. Find something that can relieve stress for you so you can be happy. :)
ALSO DRINK WATER.
So that is what I am trying to do. Do you have any tips to secure your health and wellness?