Eating a balanced diet, according to Canada’s Food Guide, is essential. Think of food as fuel for your body, and when under stress you need high-octane!
- Fasting for more than 4-6 hours is hazardous so break your fast with breakfast. Even a nutritionally challenged meal is better than none.
- Eating small, frequent meals throughout the day suits the student life. Be sure to choose from grains, protein, vegetables and fruit, and dairy throughout the day.
- Caffeine and sugar are not good survival tactics. the short term boost is followed by a drop in energy and productivity
BE MESMERIZED BY EXERCISE
Being physically active is a healthy strategy to reduce stress, produce energy and induce sleep and appetite!
Physical fitness is more than being able to run. Even the fitness-challenged student can achieve better physical function to improve health. On campus you have available to you a state-of-the-art fitness facility included in your student fees.
- CARDIOVASCULAR FITNESS means that your heart, blood vessels, blood, and lungs have the ability to supply oxygen to working muscles (move quickly)
- MUSCULAR STRENGTH means the ability to carry, push/pull, or lift heavy objects, even your own body (take the stairs, carry groceries)
- MUSCULAR ENDURANCE means the ability of your muscles to repeatedly exert themselves. (lift weights, push ups)
- FLEXIBILITY means the ability of your joints to move through their entire range of motion. (bend, flex, stretch)
Think outside of the box when considering your exercise options. Products and games like the WII fit can be used in the comfort of your own home.