By Angelice Romero |Staff Writer|
Living in dorms can put a toll on your mental state, pockets and not to mention your weight, unless you can find ways to stay happy and healthy.
For a majority of us exchange students, we have left our comfort zone, so we have to find new, healthy outlets to keep us sane.
Becoming part of a club or social organization on campus just might help find a few friends.
Even becoming study buddies with a classmate will get your mind off of being in a new place.
I’ve become pretty close with my roommates and even some of their friends, so I never feel lonely here.
I also try to keep up with my favorite shows or watch a good movie on Netflix just to keep my sanity when I’m alone.
Now, because of the awesome Rec Center, I’m a New Years Resolutioner but I’ve actually kept up this habit!
Going to the gym consistently has given me more energy and a cure for boredom.
I’ve even attempted to climb the 34-foot rock-climbing wall.
It has helped with staying healthy while living in the dorms and has given me encouragement to make healthier choices when choosing what to eat.
The student union is full of tasty but unhealthy food and snacks, so I’ve decided to cook most of my meals.
Yes, it might be a bit more expensive but it’ll be worth it when you finish with your exchange and you are looking good and feeling great.
Cooking rice, veggies and fish meal will fill you up just as much as a crunch wrap supreme from Taco Bell.
It is better to just tough it up and cook rather than run to fast food for dinner.
Taking in these tips and tricks will definitely help keep you happy and healthy while on exchange.