The Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre in Mumbai in collaboration with the Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre in India talks about the hectic college life of the college going students. In a survey conducted by the WHO, it was stated that mostly the college going students are the ones who are indeed indulged in the activities of drugs and alcohol. Thus, the Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre in Mumbai thus stated the facts of being healthy in college life. College life can be hectic. It can get worse for you if you live in a hostel though. You tend to push the limits of this new-found independent life by pulling all-nighters and binge eating. While you may not miss your morning lectures, in most cases, you will end up skipping breakfast. This basically throws the “healthiness” out of the window.

Staying healthy while in hostel, therefore, becomes an important task because if you end up falling sick, you will have to miss classes and you just cannot give up that precious attendance, can you? God forbid it falls below 75%, or 70% in some universities. So, what can you do to stay healthy? Here are 5 ways to stay healthy while living in a hostel.

1. Lay off the tech at night

The #1 reason you’re not feeling fine is because your laptops and phones are messing with your sleep cycle. Avoid using these devices right before you sleep. If you have an assignment due or a test the next day, prepare for it in advance instead of procrastinating about it and end up doing it the night before.

2. Make breakfast a part of your routine

While it is a cliché, it is true that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Research says that eating a good and healthy breakfast sets the tone for the rest of the day. If your hostel has a mess, make the most of the opportunity. Find a buddy and hit the mess every morning before your classes for a nutritious breakfast and stay in shape.

3. Steer clear of junk/fast food

Staying away from home means you don’t get the “ghar ka khaana”. You can easily fall in the trap of junk/fast food. Who wants to eat roti-sabzi every day, right? The temptation to not cook a packet of Maggi every day can get hard to resist. But you should try and steer clear of it.

4. Have a breath of fresh air

Make it a routine to go on evening strolls and breathe in the fresh air. While your room has the precious air conditioning and your phone charger, a walk in the neighbourhood park will certainly keep you fresh and leave you in a good mood.

5. Socialise! Socialise! Socialise!

It is vital that you socialise with others. You may be an introvert and don’t like talking to a lot of people. In that case, find one person to talk to on a daily basis. It can be anyone, even that roommate who puts his dirty laundry on full display for you. If you don’t socialise, life can get pretty monotonous for you.