Daily Habits To Improve Your Life
9 Healthy Habits For Students
1. Healthy Diet Habits: Cut Down on Fast Food
2. Healthy Diet Habits: Cut Down On Sugar
Sugar has a spike-and-crash effect on your energy levels. But the effects of sugar are more lasting than just your energy levels. Too much sugar can affect your focus, stress levels, and mood , so, it’s important to be mindful of how much sugar you’re consuming. Cutting down on sugar is easier if you approach it as a balancing act.
- Cut sugar from your morning coffee.
- Skip dessert when you can.
- Choose organic milk or juice (not from concentrate) instead of soda pop for natural sugars.
- Choose water more often than sweet drinks
- Check ingredient labels for sugar content to budget your sugar intake for the day.
3. Healthy Diet Habits: Choose Fruits & Vegetables More Often
4. Healthy Diet Habits: Drink More Water
Drinking more water has significant benefits. According to doctors, water:
- balances bodily fluids
- makes you feel full and prevents overeating
- helps to energize muscles
- takes pressure off your kidneys
- & more
We’re lucky that here in Canada, drinkable water is widely available. Whether you’re about to attend class or taking a break at work, drinking more water can refresh your body effectively.
5. Get Enough Exercise
Exercise is the steadiest constant in health regimes the world over. If you’re after health, diet is critical, but how you spend that energy greatly influences your health. You have to exercise often to create a habit, but this habit leads to health and wellness beyond just physical health.
Mental health is intertwined with physical health, and getting enough exercise can help to balance both. Exercise doesn’t have to be as formal as joining a gym or spin class — you can work physical activity into your daily life in fun, informal ways too:
- Take the stairs instead of elevators whenever you can.
- Park your car further away from stores or places you visit — so you can walk farther.
- Tidy up your home several times a day and undertake physically active chores more often.
- Adopt a dog and start walking them every day.
- Hike with your friends as a social activity.
If you do want to ‘hit the gym’ or other more formal activity, be sure to schedule time for it in the same way that you schedule time for your studies or work.
6. Get Up At The Same Time Every Day
7. Practice Self Care
Whether it’s a spa day, time spent hiking or doing winter sports, or curling up with a good book — self-care keeps you rested and refreshed between work or school days. Self-care can be what you make it, and as long as what you call self-care isn't unhealthy in and of itself, it can be a healthy habit for daily life.
If your definition of self-care includes drinking lots of alcohol or relying on fast food to make yourself feel better, you might need new self-care methods. Popular self-care methods include:
- spa days
- taking walks & enjoying nature
These methods are wholesome ways to relax and recharge after a hard day at the workplace or keeping up with your studies.
8. Work On Your Relationships
A good support network can raise your morale when the going gets tough. Having positive people in your life is so crucial to keeping you in the mental and emotional state you need to succeed.
Gratitude can be a healthy habit you form. Check out the messages of gratitude on our social media’s Thanksgiving week gratitude posts — and see how we rely on our parents, siblings, spouses, children, grandchildren, friends, and neighbours. Whether you’re a student with us or already succeeding in your career, working on your relationships strengthens that support network.