I think most of us want to be healthy and look pretty and put together! However, it's not something that just happens by accident- you must work towards living a healthy lifestyle and stick to resolutions to make your goals happen. Especially as a college student, your workload can be overwhelming at times but that just means your goals for health are even more important! A healthy body means a healthy brain! 👊🏼✌🏼🙇
1. Go to Bed Earlier 😴💤
The first and probably most difficult resolution is getting your essential 8 hours in. Late night study sessions, parties, and time with friends can seriously affect your sleep habits. But remember, getting adequate sleep sets you up for success! You retain more information, are able to recall facts easier, your body is more alert and so is your mind. Plus, adequate rest supports a faster metabolism and a gorgeous, glowing face!
2. Commit to a Healthy Diet 🍓🍇🍉
Believe it or not, it is possible to eat healthy in college! It's harder for sure, especially if friends are eating burgers and fries every day. But getting proper nutrition is essential for being healthy because it prevents weight gain and keeps you from feeling sluggish. Limit carbs and amp up the protein and you'll be good to go! 🍗
3. Fit in Exercise during Mundane Activities 🏋🏽
If you can't make it to the gym daily (or just don't feel up to it) you can sneak in exercise here and there throughout the day. While cooking a meal, do squats! While relaxing and binge watching shows on Netflix, do push-ups, jumping jacks, and sit ups! Take the stairs when possible and wear your workout gear often for impromptu gym dates with your bestie.
4. Go Fresh Faced to AM Classes 💋💄
If you want to look your best and feel the prettiest, take good care of your skin! Keep a skin care routine that you can stick too each night. For your beauty routine in the morning, try the "no makeup" makeup look, which is perfect for college! It's easy, quick and natural! You won't feel all done-up but you will feel fresh and ready for the day.
5. Distract Yourself from Mindless Snacking 🍿
It's so easy to snack mindlessly, especially when you're under the stress of constantly studying and test-taking. However, mindless snacking is the perfect way to pack on the pounds! 😁 To keep from snacking too much, here are a few tricks: don't eat directly from the snack bag, brush your teeth an hour before bed, and instead of snacking while watching your favorite show, do a short workout routine!
6. Limit Binge Drinking🍻🍷🍸🎉
I know it's really hard to say no to partying (especially after midterms and finals!!) but try to limit it whenever possible. You won't gain extra weight, your mind will be sharp for class, and overall you'll feel healthier when you limit your alcohol consumption.
7. Don't Forget Your Water Bottle!💦
Water is THE key to staying healthy and looking pretty! When you're properly hydrated, your body functions at its best. Your metabolism speeds up, you lose extra water weight, and your skin glows. 💁🏻✨
These resolutions are merely suggestions but they are an important step in being dedicated to health and feeling pretty! What are some other health resolutions you can add? 📝