Student Storyteller Simran Kaur discusses the challenges and solutions of balancing her wellness practices with her academic responsibilities.
I don’t know about anyone else, but in between my assignments and tests – all while living in lockdown, my healthy habits had gone a little haywire. I felt tired, lacked energy and had a foggy brain. I was looking to make a change, so I took ‘Creating a Strong Foundation of Health’ by Nutritional & Mindset Specialists Angie and Eve from A.E.Coaching Inc.
There I learned about holistic health; it isn’t any one thing, there are four pillars of wellbeing to maintain.
- Sleep Hygiene (7-8 hours a night)
- Hydration (2 litres or half a gallon a day)
- Movement (exercise at least 30 minutes a day)
- Nutrition (small meals every 2 hours)
When it comes to nutrition, I learned ways to plan ahead, eat well and build stronger immunity.
- Aim to eat the rainbow (all coloured vegetables)
- Steer clear of processed, fried or fast foods
- Prep food in advance
- Focus on simple recipes
- Cook extra food so you have leftovers for the next day
- Read labels whenever possible nutrients
- Frozen foods are equally nutritious as fresh vegetables
Questions about campus programming? Connect with the Campus Wellness Advisor, People & Culture – Health and Well-Being Workplace Health & Well-Being