Student life: Don’t let winter get you down!

We know how it goes. You spend most of your time rushing from one class to the next and burning the midnight oil to get your assignments in by the deadline. When exams come around, you double your efforts, pressed for time and stressed, not realising that it’s taking a toll on your health. 

The good news is that the holidays are here, and with the exams behind you, now is the perfect time to take it easy and put the focus on your health. The end game? Starting the next semester ahead of the curve! Fostering healthy habits can help you feel better, cope with stress and perform better in the classroom.

Make wellness your focus with these top tips for a healthy winter. 

Eat a well-balanced diet. When you’re rushing through your day between classes and assignments, it’s easy to skip breakfast and grab a fast-food lunch. Unfortunately, these unhealthy eating habits can wreak havoc on your immune system and negatively affect your long-term health. During the winter break, get into the habit of eating regular meals throughout the day, packed with protein, fresh fruits, and veggies. 

Keep moving. Exercise helps to fight the effects of study stress, which is why it’s so important to make it a habit. Regular activity pumps up your heart rate, which circulates the antibodies and white blood cells that fight infection. The deep breaths you take during exercise flush bacteria out of your lungs. Plus, exercising makes you feel and look good, which builds your confidence.

Don’t forget your vitamins. Your chances of getting sick during winter are increased, which is why a good multivitamin will go a long way towards keeping you healthy. Supplementing with vitamin D can ease fatigue and lift your mood, vitamin B supports your immune system and vitamin C can help fight the effects of a cold. 

Get enough sleep. An essential component of good health and disease prevention, sufficient sleep repairs and heals your mind, promotes general health, strengthens your immune system, and improves concentration throughout the day. 

Wash hands. What is the easiest and most effective way to stay healthy and prevent most winter illnesses? Wash your hands, especially before you eat. Any virus can be spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or touches a surface. Regular hand washing can dramatically reduce much of your exposure. 

At TSIBA Business School, balancing the pressures of full-time studies with the demands of everyday life can be challenging. is why our Student Development and Support Department is available to assist students anytime with counselling, wellness workshops and mindfulness training.