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Tips for Keeping Your Mind and Body Healthy This Summer Break
By Robert Parmer Summer break is in full swing. July heat is being soaked up all over the world. For students, itís a time to decompress after a long school year, and finally relax. But that doesnít mean that our well-being shouldnít remain at the forefront of our minds, even during summer vaca (full story below)
By Robert Parmer
Summer break is in full swing. July heat is being soaked up all over the world. For students, itís a time to decompress after a long school year, and finally relax.

But that doesnít mean that our well-being shouldnít remain at the forefront of our minds, even during summer vacations, or better yet staycations. And what about retention of the knowledge learned over the semesters and keeping our minds actively pushing the endeavors we study?

These tips are all encompassing whether you are a current or future college student, youíll find them useful. Theyíll help you stay on track for the remainder of your summer, both mentally and physically.

Focus on Relaxation and Education Instead of Overworking

Itís a dog eat dog world out there and life can feel like one exponential expense. However delegating as much time and energy into school as possible is ultimately the best decision a student can make. Working a job on top of attending school might seem ideal but itís a delicate balancing act.

And while free time is amplified during the summer, that doesnít necessarily mean it should all be spent working. Youíve got the rest of your life for that! If itís at all possible, consider attending summer programs that are relevant to your field of study.

If you must work when school is back in session, try to get an on campus job. It is often times possible to multitask working and homework in those types of jobs. Or consider finding a tutoring job or consider working at your campus rec center.

Keep Yourself Fed

Most people burn more calories and do more physical activity in the summer timeĖitís the nature of the warm season. We literally sweat the energy out of our bodies, so when it comes time to refuel why not eat in a more affordable way?

You should learn how to cook if you donít know how to. Cooking is an evergreen skill that will get you far in life. Financially, it makes sense to cook meals for yourself. Itís also much healthier than eating out all the time and gives you more control and insight into the meals you consume. Both your wallet and your body will thank you for cooking healthy meals on the regular if you donít already do so.



Recently, I wrote a College Puzzle article titled How to Break the ďCollege Kids Canít CookĒ Mold. It offers several suggestions for college students learning to cook, and presents a handful of useful cooking resources
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