Keep the body healthy while enrolled at Christian universities
Whether students are taking courses on-campus or online at a Christian university, they can expect some changes to their daily routine. While there will be days when homework piles up or major tests call for several hours of serious studying, it is important for students not to break away from their usual eating and exercise routine simply because they are overwhelmed.
Students’ souls may be healthy thanks to their Christian faith, but they need to make sure their body stays that way as well. Here are two problems those enrolled in Christian colleges and universities may encounter and how they can resolve them.
Problem: No time to eat right
There will be days when the alarm clock does not go off, the car does not start or an accident on the highway causes major delays. Any one of these instances can throw a wrench in students’ regular routine. As a result, they may feel it is best to skip breakfast or lunch and just grab a candy bar and soda from the vending machine. They may get the sugar rush they desire, but eventually it will wear off and they will crash.
Rather than find a quick, and unhealthy, solution to their hunger, students should try and find a few minutes to stop rushing and have a proper meal. It only takes a few minutes to eat a sandwich or munch on a healthy salad. Not only will they have more energy, but they will also feel better about themselves for not making an unhealthy choice.
Problem: Big test, no time for sleep
Stress over tests is a regular part of college life. However, in most cases, all the worrying students do can be avoided. In many cases, it stems from the fact that they put off their test preparation until the last minute.
Rather than pulling the always-unhealthy all-nighter, students should start preparing for a test the minute they hear it is coming. If they study a little bit each night, they will be better off. Individuals may feel like cramming all night will help them ace an exam, but if they skip sleep, they may find themselves dozing off while trying to answer questions.
Earning a degree through a Christian university or college will be difficult at times, but creating and maintaining healthy habits can certainly make the process a lot easier in the long run.