Yes, going back to school is challenging, whether you’re a student or a parent. You’re balancing new classes and lectures or new routines, with the stress of fitting in a heavy workload and maintaining your social life. But with some planning, you can go back to school while still keeping your healthy habits top of mind. Here are some tips to help you avoid burnout this season.
You may think that you can make up for missed meals by eating cereal bars at the end of the day, but that’s just not true. When you don’t eat breakfast, your body’s metabolism slows down, which means it metabolizes your own fat stores less efficiently and stores more of it. This can lead to weight gain and other health issues.
Ideally, you want to eat within 60 minutes of waking up each day to kick-start your metabolism. Eating a well-balanced breakfast with protein (like eggs), caffeine (for lucidity and concentration), fiber (for sustained energy), and healthy fats (like avocado) can help you stay satisfied longer and avoid those pesky 3 p.m. hunger pangs. You can keep a sachet of your favorite ORGANO coffee blend if you’re in a hurry and prepare it as you get to work or to school in a nutshell!
Don’t Skip Meals
If you’re rushing to class and have no time to eat, try to get something light but healthy in your stomach, like a piece of fruit. If you’re trying to lose weight, you want to make sure you’re eating enough calories to power you through the day. If you’re trying to maintain your weight, make sure you’re not eating more than you need. The idea is to keep your metabolism in good shape to meet your brain’s needs.
Staying hydrated is important for your health, but it’s also key to your performance at school and work. A busier schedule can sometimes prevent us from taking the necessary amount of water and liquids daily. Lack of fluids can make us feel lethargic, and can also lead to overeating by making us feel hungry. Keeping some FENIX CXT at hand can help you stay hydrated and give your body those nutrients it needs to stay energetic, but also give your brain a boost to process all the information!
Take care of your skin
Aside from the obvious health benefits, good skin can help you look and feel good, too, which is important to make great impressions with colleagues, other students, and even your boss.
When you’re stressed out, your body releases a hormone called cortisol, which breaks down collagen and promotes inflammation. The result? Breakouts, redness, and dark spots on your skin. When you’re stressed, your skin also loses its natural hydration. To help prevent this, try a simple routine of self-care at home before leaving or when you arrive in the evening. It doesn’t have to be complicated, products like the beU skincare line can help you incorporate this into your day without wasting much time!
Conversely, when you’re happy, your body produces serotonin, which helps to promote collagen production. This means your skin is less likely to break out, and you might even see some brighter, more hydrated skin. Taking care of yourself goes a long way when preventing those things that make us feel worried and stressed, go figure!
Going back to school can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to create havoc on your health. By following these tips, you can eat healthier, drink more water, and take better care of your skin with ORGANO. Now you can go back to school feeling energized and ready to take on the semester.
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