Aug. 31, 2020

Simple ways to improve your physical well-being

Five things you can do to feel well-rested, relaxed and more focused during the day
Closeup of hands using a smartwatch to check fitness
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Physical health doesn’t just mean breaking a sweat during a workout — taking care of yourself can be done with a few tweaks to your regular routine. Maintaining your physical health can help you perform better in your classes by improving focus and energy, and practicing positive habits can improve your mental health. Win-win, right?

Here are some ways to improve your physical well-being during school.

  1. Get well-rested. That doesn’t just mean how long you sleep, but how well you sleep. Ever heard of sleep hygiene? Improving your nighttime routine can help ensure a solid rest so you can wake up with renewed focus and energy.
  2. Eat a balanced diet. The keyword here is balance. We can all use a little comfort food or snack here now and then, but a nutritious meal can help you stay focused and motivated to get things done. BudgetBytes has a great collection of easy and inexpensive meals that will keep you full of energy.
  3. Incorporate some activity into your day. Sometimes, it’s not feasible to get a workout in every single day, but small changes can add up for big results. Be sure to stretch often and take regular breaks between your classes to get up and get a change of scenery. Explore a new path in your neighbourhood and get your blood flowing!
  4. Find a new hobby. Some examples could be hiking, yoga, painting, baking or journaling. You never know what you might enjoy until you try it!
  5. Try meditation. Contrary to popular belief, meditation isn’t about clearing your mind — it’s about pausing your busy day to relax and find focus. Check out these free resources for beginners from Mindful.