The change of diet from home-cooked meals to DC food can throw your body a little off. Starting a new life in college and Haverford’s academics can add stress. So staying healthy, both physically and mentally, is extremely important. Here are some tips:
- Take breaks and sleep! Look at those cute geese near the Duck Pond (No, they are not ducks…) Roll around on Founder’s Green and disregard the curious glances of passersby.
- Eat vegetables and fruits: Yes, as cliche as it sounds, your mom is right. Having a balanced diet makes a difference. The DC always provides a salad bar with fruits and vegetables as well as bananas, apples, and oranges.
- Stay active: Either by doing a varsity/club/intramural sport or just going to the gym or walking the natural trail. Staying physically active can be healthy and a great way to socialize.
- Ask for help: Don’t hesitate to talk to members of your Customs Team, First-Year Dean, CAPs (Counselling & Psychological Services) or refer to any other resources on campus. Academically, your professors and the OAR are always there to help.
- Have fun! College should be fun. Do something fun everyday. You deserve it : )