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It’s hard to make your health and well being a priority when you’re busy with school and other commitments. But if you are ignoring your health and end up getting sick, it will only stress you out more! Here are a few health tips guaranteed to make your week healthier, which in turn, will make you happier.

Drink enough water:

It’s easy to forget how much water your body needs. Grab a reusable water bottle and drink at least 64 ounces a day. By keeping hydrated, you’ll have increased energy and mood improvement, and water is also great for your skin. So keep filling up that water bottle for easy health.

Walk to class everyday:

When you go to school on a big campus, it’s easy to just hop on the shuttle before and after class. If you opt out of that and walk to and from class everyday, you can squeeze in a little bit of exercise, which will relieve stress. Especially now that it is officially spring, why not take advantage of it?

Limit your alcohol intake:

Try to limit your weekly drinks to seven or under. Alcohol can affect your health negatively; you lose sleep and add in extra calories to your diet. By cutting back on drinks at the bar, you’re helping your head more than you know!

Hit the gym:

It’s a challenge to make time for the gym, but it’s a necessity. Most colleges also offer exercise classes in the gym for free, such as spinning and yoga. By going to the gym a few times a week, even just for 30-minutes, you’ll automatically de-stress and probably sleep better. Read our guide on how to make the most of your college gym.

Wash your hands:

Of course you wash your hands when you use a bathroom that isn’t your own, but is that the only time you should be washing? No! Frequently washing your hands is more important than you know. We’re touching and collecting germs throughout the day, so you should be washing your hands throughout the day. It’s easy to catch someone’s cold just by touching the same door they touched. Also get a small bottle of hand sanitizer to use!

When it all comes down to it, it’s important to keep your health a priority, even if you’re busier than ever. By taking care of yourself, you’ll feel better all around.

What are some of your favorite health tips?