Get Your Mind (And Body) Right: Back to School Wellness Tips

We all know the back-to-school struggle. You’re short on time, high on stress, & feeling like you’ve lost focus on your physical and mental health. But before you fall into last semester’s habits, we thought we’d drop a little wellness knowledge on you. Think of it as a cheat sheet for building a healthier and happier you.

Eat Well
Yes, grabbing a greasy slice at the closest caf seems ideal when you’re rushing to your night class, but in the long run it’s only doing you harm. A healthy diet will boost your mood, improve your overall health, & help you maintain those #bodygoals. So, next time you’re browsing the lunch lineup, why not swap out the pizza for a salad? And if you’re on the go and looking for a quick snack, grab something light like a banana or granola bar.

Work It Out
It can be a struggle to keep up with your summer workout routine once you’re back on campus, but adding exercise into your daily schedule can go a long way. Even something as simple as walking to class can improve the way you feel throughout the day. If you’re looking for a more intense workout, we suggest picking up a few workout classes at the gym or joining an intramural sport. Always wanted to try Ultimate Frisbee? Now’s your chance.

Hydrate
Chances are, you aren’t drinking enough water. It’s an easy thing to overlook, but increasing your water consumption can lead to big improvements in your health. Staying hydrated increases concentration and energy, improves skin complexion, boosts the immune system, & so much more. It’ll even help flush out those toxins from Friday night. It’s honestly difficult to think of a reason not to drink more water, so save yourself the headache and get hydrated.

Chill Out
Everyone needs a little R&R now and then, but not everyone considers it a priority. Students tend to lead especially stressful and unstructured lives. As tempting as it is to binge that new Netflix show, you’re better off watching the inside of your eyelids instead. Sleep deprivation can lead to reduced brain function, fluctuating weight, & more. To ensure that you feel well-rested throughout the day, try taking a nap, keeping your room quiet and dark, & avoid staring at bright screens before bed.

There you have it, your cheat sheet for a better mind and body. And if you’re wondering where to get started, we happen to know of a certain vegan restaurant that’s always ready to serve-up a fresh, healthy, & sustainable meal. 😉