Take care of your health

ou might notice that I don’t have as many articles this month. I hope to add some in a few weeks. The reason, and I like to use the word reason and not excuse, is that I somehow got mold in my lungs and have been ill for a MONTH now! I was sick and I’m still coughing up nasty stuff now.

Of course, I would be better sooner if say…I went to the doctor as soon as the cough started. Nope. Not me. It’s just a little cough, I said, no need, I said. Two weeks later, doc said I had mold in my lungs. Grrrr.

The moral of the story here is: Take care of your health! It’s generally less expensive that way in terms of medical bills, loss of school and work time, and just less fun.

I probably won’t take my advice, but it doesn’t hurt to put the idea out there.

 

  • Eat healthy: Follow the usual health guidelines. Eat your vegetables, minimize meat consumption, cut out the salt and sugar, etc. Don’t eat fast food. Snack on fruits. Healthy food doesn’t require a lot of time to prepare. A fresh salad is a simple toss, toss, as opposed to deep-frying chickens. Are healthy food more expensive? Probably not if you are careful what you buy. Instead of a pre-washed, pre-cut, pre-packaged tub of apples at $3, just buy an apple for $0.50.
  • Excercise: Even I in my utter laziness occasionally get of my buttocks and walk for my health. You don’t need an expensive gym membership. You school probably has a gym for free, just use it. Or jog on school grounds with friends. or swim in the school pool. Or play basketball or tennis with friends regularly.
  • Sleep well: I know, I know. It’s silly to think that college students get time to sleep. Try to. A regular regimen of a good night’s sleep alleviates stress and illness. Study earlier in the day instead of waiting until 8 or 10 p.m. Don’t loaf about, just get to work. Then relax with friends after you are done and then go to sleep. Wake up earlier instead of waiting till 11a.m. and you’ll have a full day to enjoy. Of all the tips, this is probably the one that’s least followed, but for anyone who’s serious about his or her health and serious about school, this is a key advice.

 

Good luck people! In the meantime, I’m going to swig down some more nasty medicine. Grrr!

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