College Health

Staying Healthy

College life can be tough, stressful, and overwhelming at times. It is very important for college students to lead a well-balanced life at college with includes college health. Staying healthy at college is important because it helps a college student feel better and more confident. This helps in all aspects of college life including academics, social interactions, and overall well-being.

Key points:

  • Focus on being healthy from the first day is best to develop good health habits. These habits include eating right, exercising, getting enough sleep, forming positive relationships, thinking positively, and carving out some time to reward yourself.
  • Establishing good habits will help reduce your chances of becoming unhealthy.

Avoid Getting Sick

Getting sick in college is no fun. Doorknobs, elevator buttons, faucets, keyboards — all of these can transmit illness and get a college student sick. The following tips and advice will help students avoid getting sick in college. Colds and the flu spread like wildfires in college dorms because of the confined common space. Since students are sharing rooms and bathrooms, colds and sicknesses can be transferred very easily.

Tips on avoiding getting sick:

  • Get a flu shot
  • Use Lysol disinfectant on everything — if you or your roommate is sick, you can spray disinfectant to kill germs on common (non-porous) surfaces.
  • Don't share cups or glasses — you never know if someone just got sick, don’t share drinks, straws or eating utensils with friends during the cold/flu season.
  • Limit you hook ups — every person you come in contact with is multiplying your chances of getting sick. Try to limit yourself until the cold season is over.

Learn more at www.collegetips.com/college-health.

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