3 Ways College Students Can Be Healthier

Nutritious Breakfast with cereal, orange, coffee

A good breakfast, no excess caffeine and staying hydrated are three easy ways college students can be healthier. (Photo Credit: Pixabay/GerDukes)

Saher Khan

Wellness Writer

As college students, we are always busy. It can be challenging to balance everything regarding our classes, assignments, working, extracurriculars, leisure/rest time, and time with family and friends. According to Clarke University, college students are pressed for time and must deal with different stressors. There are some tips that college students can help by eating a nutritious breakfast, staying hydrated, and avoiding the overconsumption of caffeine.

  1. Eat A Nutritious Breakfast

Based on a Journal by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, eating breakfast is beneficial because it provides energy, enhances concentration, and can lead to better grades. If college students eat a proper meal, they would be more energized and focused.

2. Consume Less Caffeine

According to the National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health or the NCBI, it is a notable psychoactive drug globally. If we see where it comes from, it is derived from coffee, tea, and chocolate. Synthetic caffeine is added to these products to make consumers feel alert with elevated energy. But too much caffeine can lead to headaches and dizziness.

3. Stay Hydrated

Do you ever feel sluggish, tired, drained, or have a headache? If so, you may be dehydrated. Hydrating can give you the boost you need, and therefore it is recommended that you consume eight cups a day. A study from the Journal of American College Nutrition shows that dehydration can negatively affect brain function. This is true even if you are just 2% dehydrated.