Feeling down in the dumps? Constantly grumpy, anxious, mad, sad, or just agitated? Well, maybe you need to reevaluate what you eat on a daily bases. If you did not know, but food makes a big impact on how you feel everyday. For example, if you are constantly eating junk foods than you may tend to feel slugs or heavy due to the amount of sodium, trans fats, etc. Here are 3 out of 11 foods that Leah Zerbe from Rodale.com (Prevention):
1. Dark Chocolate- instant boost in concentration and mood; helps blood flow to the brain
2. Greek Yogurt- more calcium then milk/regular yogurt; “Disturbance in calcium levels can produce anxiety, depression, irritability, impaired memory, and slowing”, says Dr. Ramsey in The Happiness Diet
3. Honey- packed with beneficial compounds such as help clean up free radicals, which could potential cause cancer and reduces inflammation.
So if you ever down in the dumps, think about whats in your tummy.
Sleep is essential for survival. I constantly finding myself sacrificing sleep for time. Without sleep it is hard to focus in lecture or even lab. After a while, sleep can start affecting your health by causing different issues such as weight gain, stress, anxiety, and depression.
My solution to help reduce my sleepless nights is to start my day of with a to do list that helped me figure out what I need to do that day (I personally don’t keep up with an agenda). I make sure I list them from top priority for to lest priority. I also make sure I pen at least ONE HOUR where I just have to myself rather it is WORKING OUT or just watching TV. I have found that making time for yourself helps eliminate stress.
Since, I have been at UTA my life as a student has had it’s ups and downs. My transition from an average high school student to a college student wasn’t as smooth as I thought it might have been. My social life is even more interesting then before. Although, it is fun, I have decided to reframe from having one due to my lack of consistant good grades. Otherwise, I wouldn’t trade the Life of a Student at UTA for anything!
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Welcome to my blog. I am Taylor Wallace, 19, currently a biology major. My blog will center around ‘My Life as a Student’. Thank you for taking the time out to check out my blog! I hope you enjoy it!