College is a valuable time, but also a stressful one, and you must learn to deal with the pressures of complete nutrition, drinking, drugs, and other activities. It presents new challenges, risks, and responsibilities. You meet new people; often make the friends that you will keep for the rest of your life. You learn new things, scholastic knowledge, and personal revelations.
Eating & Drinking
Most college students come to realize that living on campus means a restricted diet. That’s not to say that you can expect to starve, but there’s a reason pizza, cheap beer, and junk food are staples for students. As well as being convenient and fast, these types of foods are cheap. But there are ways to manage what you eat, without breaking your wallet or spending allowance:
- Know What You’re Eating
- Eat Whole Grains
- Make Half Your Plate Fruits & Vegetables (for fiber and prebiotics)
- Take It Easy With Sauces
- Make Dessert Or Sweets A Rare Treat
Staying In Shape
While college campuses are known to be large and expansive, students may still begin to put on weight. There’s even a saying, called the “Freshman 15”, that describe the sudden weight that new students might gain. On the one hand, college life can seem exhausting and draining, but campus life can be sedentary. Hours and hours spent sitting in classes, paying attention to lectures and lessons. Special guest lectures or events that need an audience.
Not to mention the hours set aside for studying and review. The fact of the matter is, crossing the campus on a regular basis is not enough to counter the effects of all the inactivity on campus. There are plenty of ways to prevent slipping into unhealthiness though. All it takes is a conscience effort, and dedication. Here are some suggestions:
- Walk or bike to class
- Take the stairs
- Join a sport
- Use the gym
- Take a health related fitness class
Keeping Safe With Complete Nutrition
For many youths, college is a brand new experience of personal responsibility. Due to this sudden freedom, there are many negative stories in media about college tragedies and scandals that tend to occur. It is important to remember that while free from the constraints of childhood, you cannot disconnect from the common sense of complete nutrition. While colleges set up guidelines and laws, the best defense against injustice and injury are the students themselves.
Don’t get so caught up in the flurry and excitement of college and newfound freedom, that you neglect yourself. Your health needs, your safety, or anything in between. This is what we mean by complete nutrition. Good nourishment in food, in physicality, and in health. Both the BioScan MSA and BioScan SRT can help you establish a nutritional protocol for your college patients. Please contact us to learn more on how BioScan can be integrated into your practice.