Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3425 To succeed in college, you need to take care of both mind and body. Eat sensibly Most schools offer healthy alternatives to junk food. Eat a balanced diet including lots of fruits and vegetables. Drink plenty of water, and avoid caffeine, nicotine, and artificial stimulants. Get enough sleep For many students, fatigue is directly responsible for failure or poor performance at college. You simply will not be able to concentrate in class or perform at your best if you are sleep deprived. Get regular exercise Develop an exercise regimen that you enjoy and that will help keep you fit. Check out your college’s recreation centers for exercise classes and equipment. Participate in spinning (indoor cycling), aerobics, swimming, and intramural sports. Also, check with your school’s Outdoor Center for weekend excursions including kayaking, hiking, skiing, etc. Learn to relax Check with your college’s counseling, health, and recreation centers about relaxation training, Pilates, tai chi, yoga, or meditation classes. Don’t use drugs or alcohol to “self-medicate” or improve your mood. Find healthy solutions to alleviate stress. Seek help if you’re having problems or feeling stressed out There is no need to go it alone on a college campus. Talk to friends and family members. Also drop in or schedule an appointment with a counselor at the Counseling Center. Everything you discuss will be held in strict confidence. PART IV Stay Healthy