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Everyone knows that eating a balanced diet, exercising and getting plenty of rest are key to maintaining good health. However, that can seem to be an impossible task while in college. Frequently, t...

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Healthy for Life

Healthy for Life

by Ray D. Strand

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  1. Nutrition

Eat a variety of nutrient rich foods. Your body actually needs more than 40 different nutrients for good health, and there is not one single source for t...

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Eat moderate portions. If you keep portion sizes moderate and reasonable, it is easier to eat what you want, and maintain a healthy and balanced diet. What’s a moderate portion? A medium-sized piec...

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DO NOT SKIP MEALS. Skipping meals can lead to out-of-control hunger and frequently results in over-indulging. Snacking between regular meals can help if you are pressed for time. Just make sure you...

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DO NOT eliminate certain foods. Because our bodies require diverse nutrition, it’s a bad idea to eliminate all salt, fat, and sugar from our diets, unless told to do so by a ...

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Foods are not good or bad. It’s all about portion control!

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Stay away from cokes and other sugary sodas, which can pack as much as 17 teaspoons of sugar per 20oz drink! Sugar is a source of empty calories that can use up important vitamins and mineral...

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Coffee ☕

Avoid too much caffeine. Caffeine is a mildly addictive drug that can affect your ability to sleep and focus while also affecting such bodily functions as muscle function and the cleansing of waste...

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To be active

  • Use the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Get at least 30 minutes of activity every day. If the idea of sweating at the gym for hours on...

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  • Keep yourself organized to eliminate unnecessary and preventable stress. 
  • Turn off the TV and listen to music.
  • Make time everyday, even if it’s just 15 minutes, for relaxation ...

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Get involved and meet people in a positive environment. Often the adjustment to college can be difficult, especially when students are leaving the support system they have kn...

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For good health, we need more than 40 different nutrients, and no single food can supply them all. It is not about a single meal, it is about a balanced food choice over time that will make a diffe...

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About half the calories in our diet should come from foods rich in carbohydrates, such as cereals, rice, pasta, potatoes, and bread. It is a good idea to include at least one of these at ever...

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Fats are important for good health and proper functioning of the body. However, too much of it can negatively affect our weight and cardiovascular health. Different kinds of fats have different hea...

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Fruits and vegetables are among the most important foods for giving us enough vitaminsminerals and fibre. We should try to eat at least 5...

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A high salt intake can result in high blood pressure, and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. There are different ways to reduce salt in the diet:

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