Nutrition, Fitness, and Sleep

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Meet with a Time Management & Study Strategies Consultant to plan out better life balance and add more self-care in your week!

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Eat Well!

  • Be colorful. Seek out vegetables and fruits of all hues to maximize their nutritional value. 
  • Embrace the snack. Healthy snacks keep you focused, energized, and less likely to overeat at meals. Some good choices are popcorn, nuts, fruit, bars, yogurt, and instant oatmeal.
  • Eat for the right reasons. Eat when you are hungry and not because you are sleepy, stressed, or homesick. Take a walk, drink tea, or listen to your favorite music instead.
  • Eat your vitamins. Most nutrition experts agree the best way to get the vitamins and minerals is via food! Getting nutrients is crucial since lack of sleep, stress, and close contact with other people can be a recipe for illness.
  • Rethink Your Drink. Water is the best choice: It's calorie-free and provides everything the body needs - restores fluids lost through metabolism, breathing, sweating, and removes waste. There are many hydration stations around campus where you can fill up.
  • Get savvy with the microwave. Master some quick and easy recipes for cooking in a room. A couple of simple ingredients, a mini-fridge, and a microwave and you’ve got the potential for quesadillas, mini-omelets, baked potatoes, beans-and-rice, and tuna melts. 

Tufts Dining Build a Healthy Plate Eating in Your Room Healthy Recipes and Tips

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Get Moving!

  • Build in a 10-15 minute walk each day. Even if it’s the long route between classes.
  • Use the stairs!
  • Try some simple stretches before bed or in the morning when you wake up.
  • Ask a friend to join you at the gym or a fitness class. It’s good company and keeps you motivated.
  • The key is to find something that you enjoy and see becoming part of your life. Start small and don’t be afraid to try something new.

Exercise and Memory Tufts Intramural Program Tufts Club Sports Tufts Physical Education Tufts Bikes Walk Medford

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Understand the Effects of Alcohol and Drugs

Signs and Symptoms Marijuana and the Brain Another Option Helping a Friend Support for Students in Recovery

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Manage Stress

Meditation with Tufts Chaplaincy Relaxation Exercises Koru Mindfulness