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What can I do to stay healthy?

Eat nutritious food, exercise, and get plenty of rest.


What should I know about nutrition and eating well?

Eating well will keep your body strong, and help your immune system fight off germs that cause colds and other common illnesses.


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What do I need to know about exercise?

Another important way to stay healthy, reduce stress, and manage your weight is to exercise. Try to include aerobic exercise, muscle strengthening, and stretching exercises into your daily routine. It is recommended that you exercise approximately 60 minutes each day.

What do I need to know about getting enough rest?

You may realize that after you get to college, you don’t get as much sleep as you were used to getting. This is typical for college students, however; your body needs 7-9 hours of sleep a night to be at the top of its game.


Sleep deprivation (not enough sleep) can cause you to feel:

Try to get enough sleep so you'll be able to get the most out of your classes and enjoy social activities too.


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Written by the CYWH and YMH Staff at Children's Hospital Boston


Updated: 3/12/2015



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