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    Staying Healthy At College
    By Connie Kunda, Director of the Wellness Program at Muhlenberg College  

1. Find ways to build exercise into your routine like getting up an hour earlier to run, or walk to class taking the "long way," or organizing an afternoon frisbee game.

2. Always eat breakfast and eat a variety of foods from all of the food groups. Limit cholesterol, fat, sodium and sugar in your diet and consume 20 to 30 grams of dietary fiber per day. Most college food services can provide you with nutrition information on foods they serve.

3. Get plenty of sleep (7-8 hours is recommended). That might be difficult to do in college, so take a nap during the day if possible.

4. Don't smoke cigarettes.

5. Say no to drugs.

6. Limit caffeine.

7. Limit alcohol consumption.

8. Engage in activities that promote a feeling of relaxation and control stress.

9. Set priorities and realistic goals.

10. If sexually active, understand the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases including gonorrhea, herpes and AIDS and take precautions for safe sex.


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