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Ace those College Exams: Staying Healthy During Test Time

When you are preparing for your college exams, good nutrition often slides way down on the priority list. It is easy to get into the habit of glugging coffee and gobbling take-out pizza because you don’t want to waste time on food preparation. This habit is common, but good nutrition should be part of your study plan — it’s going to help you ace those tests. The better the fuel your brain gets, the better you’ll study. It’s a…well… exam studying

Healthy nutrition is a mix of right proportion of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Cardio workouts are the other necessary element for a healthy body. You can’t forget nutrition or physical activity during your final exam preparation. The stress of college exams can do major harm to our bodies. Be aware of your body and health — testing can help you identify any health issues you’re concerned you may have. Continue reading

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Why should college students worry about their health?

College life is all about freedom, excitement and meeting new people. Many people consider college to be the time of your life. What many students fail to realize, however, is that health is a major part of your college experience.

Think about it: if you were to get sick and miss a portion of your semester, you’d be missing out on a lot. You’d miss class, time with friends and opportunities to stay involved in campus groups. You don’t have to think about a serious illness for this same scenario to play out. If you aren’t paying attention to your mental and physical health, you’re missing out on things. You may have low energy, get colds often or feel extremely stressed. These factors keep you from fully enjoying the college experience.

So, college students can’t forget to prioritize their health. Maintaining your mental and physical health not only helps you have the best experience possible — it also creates lifelong habits. If you want to feel young and vibrant for years to come, you have to think about your health now. Making healthy decisions now sets the path for healthy decisions as you age!

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Fall TV Lineup: Get Off the Couch!

With the rainy season just around the corner and the general easy access to TV, turning into a couch potato isn’t always that hard to resist. Almost everyone also has a favorite TV show and with the summer hiatus finally over for most of them, fall TV is making a comeback. We also see the return of our inability to leave the comfort of the living room to visit the gym.

Fall TV: Returning shows and newcomers

Most of the sitcoms and reality shows we love took a break for the summer. New seasons are premiering almost every day of the week this month.  Most major television networks have a little something for everyone. some big name returning shows are Bones, Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy and Glee. The newcomers include Betrayal, The Crazy Ones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Dads. There is a show for any interest.

Before you pick up the remote and tune into the season premier of your new favorite series, think about how you’re spending your time. We have tips for staying active and preventing the couch potato fate.

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Get off the couch

It is time to get up and get active before you make the couch your primary residence. You can stay fit and active this fall and winter. You don’t need a gym for it — the only things you need are a bit of space and willpower.

You could hop on the treadmill during your weekly show or do simple workouts during the commercials. You’ll still get to enjoy the show, but you’ll feel energized when the show is over.

Fall TV: Stay moving this season

Whatever you choose to do, be sure that the new fall TV shows don’t dominate your time. You can quickly slip into an inactive slump. Give your TV show routine an upgrade by adding exercise routines to your show. How do you work on your fitness while watching your favorite shows? Let us know in a comment! Interested in wellness testing? Visit ARCpoint Labs of Lawrence for convenient testing services.