Health tips for the new year

Bianca Gonzalez, TSV Staff Writer

It’s a new year and since some of us make a new year’s resolution to be healthier or what not lets start off with some simple tips to staying healthy.

Some of the things that we can do that are simple, and you can actually do them on campus. Even though it is probably too late to sign up for a physical education class there is no shame in taking a yoga class or a dance class. Yoga is great because you get to learn discipline within your body and also get to relax and learn how to breathe deep rather than the usual shallow breaths we all take. Dance class is another alternative, and I personally recommend taking cardio dance on campus. It is a fun class and there is no reason to be shy about dancing. It is all about expressing yourself in a positive way because you’re doing great things for your body. Releasing endorphins and getting your heart pumped, of course if you have a long day after that class please consider bringing your deodorant and a change of clothes because you will sweat in there and you don’t want to make everyone else suffer smelling your body odor.

Another resource we have on campus to take advantage of is the Sparkpoint center. On a need basis the Sparkpoint Center offers a food pantry three times a week by appointment.

The other useful tips students can use are making your own meals at home. Start simple with your grilled chicken, lots of green veggies and drink lots of water. Your body will thank you for all the water you give to it. Another tip is incorporating coconut oil into your meals as a substitute for cooking oil and vegetable oil. Coconut oil helps your immune system and tastes really good when cooked or baked into anything.

Of course you want to be sure that you are able to do the physical activities and you also want to make sure that you are not allergic to coconut oil or anything mentioned in this article. It is always good to double check with your doctor to avoid having any health problems caused by allergies or injury.

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