Tips to Maintain a Healthy Weight in College

“The freshman fifteen” live large in college lore. The expression refers to the fifteen pounds most freshman women pack-on during their first semester, because they are eating “dorm food” and supplementing with small mountains of fast food and snacks. Exacerbating the problem, freshman women are more sedentary than their older classmates, because they enjoy the luxury of having no obligations except school. The...

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Complete Change Your Life guide

The Change Your Life guide recently concluded with the post ‘Know your goals‘, but if you missed the 9 posts before it, don’t despair! The Change Your Life guide is available as a PDF for FREE soon to everyone who signed up for the SmartStudent newsletter & updates. You can still sign up by entering your email address in the right sidebar! In the mean time, here is the full listing of all the posts,...

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8 tricks to shorten your daily routine

Being a student can mean that you are in a rush most days to get to your early-morning classes. Here are 8 tricks to shorten your daily routine. Don’t check your email or Facebook first thing in the morning as this will undoubtedly lead you off on some tangent that will consume 30 minutes of your day. Don’t turn on the TV while you’re getting ready as you’ll undoubtedly find yourself staring at it instead of...

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Change your life: Apperance & Hygiene

Welcome to Step 3 in the ‘Change your life in 10 Steps’ guide! Last time we gave some healthy eating advice in Step 2, and this time round we will be talking about Appearance and Hygiene. Appearance & Hygience Get a haircut that suits you. Bring a picture of what you want to show the barber/hairstylist. Fix your acne by changing your pillow cover often or sleeping on a towel. Don’t touch your face Use an abrasive...

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Change your life: Exercise

SmartStudent is beginning a 10 step series on how to change your life. The purpose of this series is to provide you with a complete and unequivocal guide to changing your life for the better. Some of these advice may seem very basic at times, but we believe it’s important to reflect over the simple stuff too now and a then! (This guide will be marked with the tag CYLG for future reference!). Step 1. Exercise Start exercising...

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How to sleep better

Late nights and irregular sleeping schedules are not that uncommon to students, and can have a detrimental effect on their lives some research has shown. Here are some tips to getting and maintaining a regular sleep schedule: Have a routine before you go to sleep. Your mind will learn it and understand that you are going to sleep. Turn off the lights, cover any LEDs, close the curtains, etc. Humans are diurnal, removing light will...

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