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  • Get enough sleep!

    Most adults need 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night. College students are at risk of not getting an adequate amount of sleep due to varying class times, demanding work schedules, and busy social lives. Having a lack of sleep can lead to poor productivity, a decreased ability to fight off infections or disease, and most critical, an increase in potential for having an accident of some kind. If you can’t always get a good night’s sleep, try to work regular naps into your schedule. For more information on sleep deprivation, visit the National Sleep Foundation website.

  • Maintain a healthy diet from the 5 food groups

    The kinds of foods and the amount of exercise you get each day do affect your health. For information on the new food pyramid and how to design a diet specific to you and your lifestyle, visit the United States Department of Agriculture.

  • Get regular exercise!

    According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, you should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week. Even walking is good for you! So visit the work out rooms at Marymount University (in the Lee Center and in Lee Ostapenko Hall) and look into the classes that they have to offer throughout the school year. For more information on exercise for college students, visit the TeensHealth website.

  • Drink enough water

    Most people do not get nearly enough water. According to the Mayo Clinic, adults should drink about 2 liters of water each day. Resist the lure of soda machines and the unlimited soda at the dining hall and get into the habit of drinking water. Read this article for more information on how water affects your body.

  • Treat simple illnesses right away

    Many times, a simple illness such a as a cold, can turn into a more serious infection if not treated right away. For more information on treating common cold and flu symptoms, visit the Student Health Center today!

  • Minimize your stress level, learn to relax!

    College is fun, but can be stressful without proper management of time and energy to prevent stress-causing events such as pulling an all-nighter to study for a big exam.
If you have any additional questions regarding healthy living on campus please come to the Student Health Center, which is located in Berg Hall room 1014.