It has been almost a year since the coronavirus struck the world and forced people to stay in isolation. Even now, many people continue to quarantine for the safety of themselves and others around them. School and working at home have now become integrated into people’s lives and have taken a toll on their health, and there are many health issues that come with spending so much time sitting down and staring at a screen. Students are obligated to look at their computer or phone for too many hours a day because of school and other extracurriculars. Due to this lifestyle, it has biome more difficult to make better choices for one’s health. However, there are numerous easy ways to make healthier choices that can be incorporated into one’s lifestyle.
Choices and habits can seem time consuming and unhelpful at first. Starting off with choices that are easy to implement into one’s life can help form better habits. Being at home all the time, people tend to become lazy in terms of preparing great, healthy meals for themselves. In order to prevent binge-eating unhealthy, processed foods, one must change their eating habits. Peace Health states that paying attention to body cues is an efficient way to give your body what it needs in order to function properly. Eating fruits, vegetables, nuts, dairy, and other fresh produce can help improve one’s health. In addition to this, meal prepping can make it much easier to get into the habit of eating healthier. Despite all this, it may still be difficult to buy and store unprocessed foods, particularly for college students. In this case, rather than buying bags of potato chips, purchasing canned products, nut butter, or dried fruits can be both healthy and easy to store. Aside from making changes in one’s diet, exercising can be a great refresher when working. Even stretching for a few minutes or going on walks are great ways to destress.
Personally, I have been attempting to make better choices for my own health. I try to manage my time well and organize my responsibilities so that I am not pressured or burdened by these tasks. I have a white board at home where I write down all my homework, projects, and extracurriculars and plan out my work routine daily. This has motivated me to get things done on time and become a more organized student. Recently, I learned how to spend time for myself by stretching or going on walks to destress and rewind.