Staying Healthy for the Overly Active Lifestyle

The back to school commercials are on and new Temple flags are going up on the streetlights of campus.  As much as we hate to admit it, fall semester is quickly approaching.  Once the semester picks up, it’s often hard to remember your health on top of everything else.  But here are some helpful tips to keep you healthy and fit all semester long.
Public relations is one of the most stressful industries out there. In fact, Forbes lists Public Relations executive as the 5th most stressful job of 2013, not far behind military general! Scheduling activities that help you relax after being in a hectic work environment is important. Fitness is one great way to relieve stress after a busy day.  Practicing yoga allows your body to get the exercise it needs and your mind the rest it deserves.
During those late nights at the Tech Center or all day classes, it’s easy to work through dinner or lunch.  I’ll admit to a Red Bull-fueled morning or two.  But skipping meals, especially breakfast, can have some detrimental effects on your body. This bad habit alters your metabolism and lowers blood sugar, making you feel sluggish and tired. An easy fix is to snack throughout the day, providing your body with the nutrition it needs to make it through the day. Try carrots with hummus or trail mix with dried berries and nuts to give you energy on the go.
On the busiest days, it’s even difficult to find time to snack and the go-to energizer is, of course, coffee.  Those sugary lattes and Frappuccinos are great for a burst of caffeine but make you crash later.  Thankfully there are healthy alternatives to give you much needed energy.  Green tea is a nice replacement that helps boost your immune system in addition to a little caffeine buzz.  Hot water with lemon, although it is caffeine free, is a great coffee replacement for coffee in the morning with benefits like clearing your skin, enhancing your mood, and reducing anxiety.

What other health tips do you have for leading a healthy and active lifestyle? Let us know!

This guest blog post was written by PRowl Staff Member Jaime Martorana. 

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