We are halfway through the semester and the leaves are starting to change color. We know what that means: It is fall.
As the semester continues, college can become more stressful.
Here are five tips that can help students survive the fall season:
A lot of people view fall as a way to stay inside in the warm and ignore having to exercise. Exercise does not have to be strenuous and does not have to involve being cold. Shippensburg University students can visit the ShipRec for a wide variety of ways to exercise including group fitness classes, exercise machines and intramural sports.
Wear proper clothing:
The weather is starting to cool down, so everyone needs to wear extra layers; don’t forget to wear gloves and a jacket if the weather gets too cold. Dressing improperly for the weather is an easy way to get sick. Be sure to put extra blankets on your bed so you are not shivering throughout the night.
Take care of your health:
Fall is a time when a lot of people get sick and it can spread pretty quickly. Remember to get the flu vaccine and always wash your hands to prevent spreading germs. If you do get sick, remember to rest and drink plenty of water.
In cold weather, skin can start to crack and peel, which often causes pain. Using moisturizer can make all the difference in making for an easier season. Moisturizer gives skin a more youthful look, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.
Go to bed earlier:
College students are notorious for staying up late and wanting to sleep in. Fall is a great time to change this to make for a healthier sleeping schedule. Going to bed earlier can boost mental health and lead to better grades, according to the National Sleep Foundation.
Whether you start going to the gym more often or get a better sleep schedule, there are many ways to make the next couple of months as easy as possible and they can all be done without much extra effort. Settle in and make for a successful fall season.