How to implement healthy habits into your schedule
by Krisha Shah
With the constant stress and homework that high school provides, it can be difficult to stay on top of your schoolwork and physical well-being at the same time.Whether you’re off-season, or just looking to stay healthy, there are a few things that you can do to help your body and mind feel great.
- Check your school for any strength and conditioning resources they may provide. If you are interested in a more high-intensity fitness schedule, these may be right for you!
- Instead of taking homework breaks on the internet, get off the internet completely. Walk around a bit, and talk to your family. Stretch your body to help get your blood flowing so you can go back to your homework feeling less drowsy.
- Make sure to have a bottle of water next to you while you are doing your homework. Not only will this make sure you don’t have to get up every time you need water, but it will also help your body in the long run.
- Eat a light snack after coming home from school. Drink a glass of milk and have a fruit on the side. Try to avoid unhealthier items, like Doritos, and replace them with cheese and crackers, or something with a higher nutritional value.
- Instead of reading on the sofa, sit in various stretching positions. Sit in a butterfly or straddle to make sure you are involving both your mind and your body.
- Finish your homework on the day you receive it. Try not to procrastinate. Make lists to help you stay organized, and stick to your lists. Create not only a “to-do” list, but also a “done” list to help you feel a sense of accomplishment on what you have achieved that day or week.
- Try to sleep earlier. Look to finish your homework when you get home rather than wait on it for later. A proper sleep schedule will keep you happier and much more relaxed.
- Seek help if you are feeling extremely stressed. Stress will take away from your mental well-being, which in the long run can also negatively impact your physical well-being. Talk to a parent or counselor if you feel that your schedule is too demanding for you.