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Staying Healthy in High School

Jun 6

Staying Healthy in High School
 

High school is a busy and stressful time in your life. You’re handling new subjects and classes, taking on more homework, balancing school with extracurricular activities and more. It can be easy to start to feel run down if you don’t take care of yourself. Keeping yourself healthy is a great way to ensure academic success. The better you feel, the better you’ll be able to perform in school.

Sleep

First, make sure to get plenty of sleep. Since you’re so busy, it’s important to get enough sleep every night or else all your responsibilities will start to suffer. Being tired in class can make it hard to concentrate or remember what you’ve learned. A lack of focus will negatively affect your homework and tests. Try to get 8 or more hours of sleep every night.

Eat healthy

It can also be difficult to eat healthy while you’re in school. Mornings can be rushed as you try to get ready in time, but try to give yourself at least 10 minutes to eat breakfast. Eating breakfast will help you start the day on the right foot. School lunches aren’t always the healthiest options. If you have trouble finding healthy lunch options at your school, considering bringing your own. For dinner, try to eat plenty of vegetables, whole grains, and other healthy options.

Drink lots of water

You’ll be amazed at how much better you’ll start to feel once you focus on increasing your water intake. Making sure you have enough water will help your focus and can also help keep your skin clear. Bring a water bottle to classes with you and refill it several times each day.

Exercise

While it’s true you’ll be taking PE and getting some exercise then, it may not be often enough. You should also be finding ways to exercise outside of school. Try to spend some time each day doing something physical. You can go bike riding, try yoga, go for a run, take a class at a local gym or take your dog for a walk!

Staying healthy can sound like a lot of work; however, you will realize that the more you find a schedule that you can stick to, the better you will be able to manage all of your activities without feeling worn out at the end of the day.