Living in a hostel gives most youngsters their first taste of living alone and having their duties and responsibilities. However, this freedom comes with a price. As enjoyable as living alone on one’s terms, it is important to take care of yourself and your health and live responsibly. Here are some things you need to keep in mind to stay healthy in hostel:
Routine – While it is tempting to have unplanned movie nights, group study sessions, and other impromptu plans with friends, it is essential to have a routine in place. Having a fixed routine and setting up your priorities straight is the key to managing time for your academics and personal life. Good host spaces provide libraries where one can finish their studying in solitude and peace and have time too!
One proper meal in a day – Apart from eating the healthy meals offered by GHS hostel, you must also have a few healthy snacks in your room in between meals. Good, healthy snacks include fruits, dry fruits, sprouts, and bread. At GHS, our cafeteria and healthy meals ensure that each student is provided with a nutritional meal and feels like home, away from home.
Drink Water – It is important to keep a full water bottle on you at all times. Lack of water in the body can cause dehydration, impaired thinking and a lot of other health issues. So getting at least 5 litres of water every day is essential for your health. At GHS you might find water coolers in corridors and pavements, where one can hydrate themself after a rigorous workout or a fantastic cricket/football/basketball/tennis match.
Sleep – A good amount of sleep is essential in one’s daily routine. Lack of sleep hampers the functioning of a person in their day-to-day activities. It affects your health, concentration and even mental state. Therefore, the discipline committee at GHS makes sure that the students are bed at least by the hostel time.
Workout – Being physically active can improve your brain health, help overcome obesity, reduce disease risk, strengthen bones and muscles, and improve your endurance and stamina to do everyday activities. GHS has a gymnasium & swimming pool for people who are determined to keep their physical and mental health at check to avoid getting sick!
Along with these tips, it’s also helpful to hang out with peers, share your thoughts, connect with your friends and families, and not isolate yourself from others! Connecting and growing is a part of your hostel life – stay safe, stay healthy!