Stay Healthy, Stay Happy

Tips and tricks from our PA students

From our Class of 2019 Physician Assistant students in downtown Phoenix

It happens EVERY YEAR.

The weather turns and all of a sudden you feel it — you get that tickle in your throat, your nose is stuffed, you’re feeling miserable and mom’s get-well soup is no where around.

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Take notes, Jacks 📝

1. Keep your sleep cycle the same everyday

All-nighters may seem like a good way to cram in all your procrastinated studying, but they do you more harm than good.

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2. Stay hydrated 💦

Drinking water throughout the day can seem like a chore, but trust us — your body will thank you! You may not realize how dehydrated you can get just walking around campus (seriously though, 7000 feet is no joke)!

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3. Go for the rainbow 🌈

When eating around campus, or on your own — the more colors on your plate the better! Shoot for a rainbow at each meal to get enough vitamins and nutrients.

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4. Wash your hands

It should go without saying, but washing your hands is the number #1 way to prevent the spread of germs!

5. 🏃🏼Get moving 🏃🏼

If you haven’t been to Campus Rec — run there now! Or you can run inside on the amazing fitness equipment available to all students. Open weekdays from 6am-11pm, you can get in a work-out before or after class.

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6. Schedule YOU time

Grab your planner and a pen — got it?

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That’s right, actively schedule time to do what makes you happy and helps you de-stress.

Whether it’s hiking, or laying in bed watching Netflix, giver yourself time for that well-deserved break.

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7. Take your vitamins

Depending on your diet you may not be getting all of the nutrients and vitamins your body needs to stay healthy.

8. Wipe off your desk every once in a while

You’d be surprised how many germs and bacteria are living on your work-space! In fact, studies have shown that the dirtiest surface in an office is your desk — yikes!

9. Adopt a pet for mental well-being

If you live off-campus and are able to have a pet — go for it! Adopting a pet from any of the local flag shelters not only saves a life, but gets you a forever friend!

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10. Get a flu shot

Stay healthy and happy, Jacks!

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