How To Stay Healthy in College
September is here, which means a handful of individuals will be packing their belongings and headed to campus. As the semester starts, challenges of school, work, family obligations, and social life occupy students’ daily routines. However, it’s important to remember that health and wellness for college students should remain a top priority.
Whether you’re returning to campus, or you’re leaving home for the first time, it’s crucial to establish solid health and wellness practices that you can add to your routine in between classes. Physical fitness, healthy nutrition, quality sleep, and mental relaxation can dramatically improve your well-being and ensure you keep up with your busy schedule.
How can I make time to stay healthy in college?
Balancing time for fitness and nutrition can be difficult when your day feels like it’s consumed with deadlines and to-dos. However, there are ways to make time for those small steps toward supporting health and wellness throughout the day.
During trips to the dining hall, choosing fruits and veggies can boost your immune system. Eating clean, as well as eating enough, are major factors in staying healthy during times of studies and activities. Consider cutting back on liquid calories, in the form of sodas, sugary coffee and alcohol as well.
In addition to eating healthy, you should make time for some physical activity. Walking to class, taking trips to your college gym, or signing up for dance and /or yoga classes are just a few ways you can keep your body moving.
You may find it stressful to add another task to your already busy schedule, but remember that time spent on yourself, at the gym or on a run isn’t wasted– It is time spent promoting your own self care that will be beneficial to your success at college.
How can visiting urgent care help me stay healthy during the school year?
Boulder County is home to a large number of colleges and universities, from University of Colorado Boulder to Spartan College to Redstone College. As flu and cold season nears, your university’s health services can become overpopulated.
AFC Urgent Care Boulder is conveniently located a short drive from several schools and offers a variety of services that can help you maintain your health throughout the school year.
Here is a list of just some of the services we provide at our walk-in clinic:
- Flu shots
- Rapid flu, strep and mono testing and treatment
- Travel medicine and vaccines for students who are studying abroad
- Physicals for students and student athletes
- STD testing with results in a couple of days and immediate treatment
- Treatment of sports injuries including fractures and sprains
Receive Student Urgent Care at AFC Urgent Care Boulder
When you’re sick, AFC Urgent Care Boulder is there. We’re open every day of the week, making student urgent care accessible when you need it. Don’t leave your health up to chance and let your symptoms get the best of you this semester. Skip the long wait at your campus health service and visit our urgent care center with no appointment necessary. Call now for more information at (720) 961-9700.