Just as regular maintenance is health insurance for your car, it is also health insurance for your body. Maintaining your health now will prevent you from needing major "repairs" later. Making healthy choices now will save you a lot of trouble in the future.
Insomnia is when you can not get enough sleep to feel rested. Insomnia is more than just the number of hours you spend asleep; it is also the quality of your sleep that matters.
Symptoms of insomnia may include:
One of the most frequent problems experienced by college students is fatigue. Students have a busy and demanding lifestyle that often leaves precious few hours for rest. One essential tool for combating fatigue is an adequate amount of restful sleep. While this may vary with different individuals, a minimum of 7 hours can be a good starting point.
You may not have considered it, but every time you read health information, from food labels to medical forms, you're exercising your health literacy skills.
Health literacy is the ability to obtain, process, and understand health information needed to make informed health decisions. Health literacy affects your ability to:
The college years represent a major transition period. You may be living away from home for the first time. However, the safety nets that can protect you at home may not exist at college. It is easier for problems to go unnoticed away from the eyes of parents, old friends, and high school teachers.
First-year students (and their parents!) usually have expectations about college life long before actually leaving home. Some students look forward to college, and are eager to experience more freedom and adventure, while others may feel enthusiastic initially, only to discover that they don't feel happy, comfortable, or secure in their new environment.
Starting to feel anxious about "going home" or being around family for the holidays? Here are seven tips to help you make the most of the season and enjoy the break from academic pressures.
Approaching an individual with a personal health-related issue is a process often involving many elements including engaging in dialogue, educating yourself and your friend, and exploring resources, with the eventual goal of them seeking additional help from a health care professional.
Understanding the barriers to parent-college student communication is a critical step toward providing practical support for college students.