Staying active and healthy in summer is easy, but I’m sure a lot of you are wondering how to stay healthy in school. In summer you have the freedom to workout whenever you want to and cook healthy meals for yourself. It can be challenging to stay healthy in school if you don’t have a plan. That’s why I’m sharing with you 5 tips for preparing for the school year. If you want to know how to stay healthy in school, read on, because I’m sharing my best tips.
1. Eat a Healthy Breakfast
I know you’ve heard it time and time again, but don’t underestimate the power of a healthy breakfast.
A healthy breakfast will wake up your brain, rev up your metabolism, and give you energy for the day. You’ll need to fuel your body with a nutritious meal so you can function well at school. Skip the donuts, pop tarts, and sugar-filled cereal. These may seem like convenient breakfasts for your busy morning, but they won’t do your body any good. Instead choose lean proteins, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. My favorite breakfast is protein pancakes. I love making a batch on the weekends and having pancakes for the entire week. I use the MRM All Natural Whey Vanilla protein powder. It’s perfect for making fluffy and deliciously satisfying pancakes. I’ll be sharing this recipe soon. Also, if you’d like some simple and healthy breakfast ides, comment below and we’ll share our favorite easy recipes with you in our next post.
2. Meal Prep on the Weekends
“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”
A lot of people wonder how to stay healthy in school with such busy schedules, but I promise you it is possible. I admit that eating clean can be extremely difficult if you are not prepared. That’s why it’s so important to meal prep on the weekends. Get into the habit of preparing healthy lunches and snacks for your week. They don’t need to be complicated, but having healthy options available increases the likelihood that you’ll make good choices when it’s time to eat.
3. Drink Lots of Water
Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate.
One of the most crucial elements of a healthy body is water. A large percentage of your body is water, and it is essential that you drink it often. Water flushes out toxins, boosts energy, and improves mental clarity. It’s also necessary for life, so if you don’t drink water you will die. (Just so you know…) 😉
Make sure you are drinking water all day long. Start your morning with a large glass of water, and keep a bottle with you throughout the day.
4. Schedule Your Workouts
If you participate in a school sport, then you’re already getting your exercise. However, if you’re not involved in a sport, you want to be sure to schedule your workouts. Just like you attend a certain class at a specific time, schedule your workouts the same way. You have to make exercise a priority. You might not have much time, but do what you can and aim to workout at least three times a week. If you can wake up 30 minutes earlier and do a quick workout, that’s great. If not, plan to exercise after school. Consider it part of your homework. 🙂
Personally, I have to write down my workouts or else I just can’t do anything. I don’t know why, but actually seeing what I have to do, or writing down each exercise as I accomplish it is the only way I can function. I love shopping for cute notebooks to record my fitness progress, but if you want something already laid out for you, the Fitbook is a compact and easy to use planner.
5. Refresh on the Weekends
You work hard all week and then the weekend comes and you’re cramming to finish homework, studying for tests, or trying to escape it all and party the days away. Maintaining a healthy balance between work and play is so important. You need to give your body time to rest and refresh. You can’t go non-stop. Do your best to lay-low on the weekends and give yourself a break. Whether that means sleeping in, going for a walk, spending the day at the beach, or just lying in your backyard. Take time to just be still and do nothing. Quiet times are so refreshing and help prepare you for the week ahead.
I know school can be overwhelming at times. I remember the days when I would be up late studying and spending hours on homework. Taking care of my body wasn’t high on my list of priorities. However, when I purposed to get my workouts in and make healthy choices, I felt so much better and honestly – I did better in school. Remember that success starts with a healthy body and mind.
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