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Apr 28, 2017 12:34 PM EDT

With all the things that are going on in college, students can sometimes forget to take care of their health. While some may not give as much importance to staying healthy, they ought to develop healthy habits so that they can protect themselves from illnesses.

There are basic ways for students to take care of their health which includes getting enough sleep and eating right. The Huffington Post shared tips on how students can stay healthy in college.

Have the right diet

Eating the right food can help boost students' immune systems. It can also help them maintain a healthy weight and improve their health overall. Fruit and nut wrap, oatmeal, eggs and tacos are just some of the healthy meals that students can make in their dorm rooms.

Get moving

While it may seem impossible to be able to make the time to exercise with their busy schedules, they should see it as a priority. Campuses have also made it easier for students to get moving, which can help with recuperation if they get sick.

Don't forget to sleep

Getting enough sleep is important for students to stay healthy. Sleep deprivation has been known to lead to several serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Be hygienic

Students can stay clean by washing their hands regularly. This can help stop them from being sick and from spreading diseases.

Stay away from harmful substances

Keeping away from alcohol and smoking can keep students away from life-threatening diseases such as lung cancer, liver cancer and heart disease. Stay away from too much caffeine and sugar as well.

Fight the flu

Getting a flu shot is one of the best ways to fight the disease and stay healthy through the winter. Several universities and colleges offer shots and screenings at discounted prices.

Drink water

Students should stay hydrated to boost their bodies' immune systems. It can also help them concentrate more and stop them from overeating.

Always wear sunscreen

The skin is the largest organ of the body. It makes sense to take care of it well.

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