Sleep
Lack of sleep can lead to…
• health problems
• impaired ability to perform tasks with memory,
learning, and logical ...
What’s the solution to lack of sleep?
• Healthy adults need an average of 8 hours sleep a night
• Examine your diet, exerc...
Adderall is used as…
• A study drug.
– Its nicknames include “college crack” or “cognitive steroid.”
– Students who take A...
Problems associated with Adderall abuse
• Adderall acts by changing the brain’s chemistry
• Difficulty sleeping, feelings ...
Effects of caffeine
• After ingesting caffeine, it is completely absorbed within 30 to
45 minutes
• The effects of caffein...
Think about it…
• The current recommendations regarding
caffeine are three cups of coffee or tea per day
or less.
• Caffei...
Healthy Eating during Finals
• Food is the fuel your brain needs to help you
think
• Try to eat a variety of foods and don...
What Can YOU do?
Keep your room stocked with healthy snacks such as:
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–
–
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–
–

Animal crackers
Canned fruit
Crackers
En...
Top 5 Ways to Include Fitness in
College Life

• Walk to Class
Be active on the way to class instead of taking the shuttle...
How to study in a
way

HEALTHY

• Create a Space
As you set up your living space, be sure there’s a
quiet space for you to...
College Health: Finals
College Health: Finals
College Health: Finals
College Health: Finals
College Health: Finals
College Health: Finals
College Health: Finals
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Created to provide information regarding healthy and unhealthy behaviors for college students. Displayed in the form of digital signage in the Student Center during finals week, a time of increased stress within the collegiate population.

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College Health: Finals

  1. 1. Sleep Lack of sleep can lead to… • health problems • impaired ability to perform tasks with memory, learning, and logical reasoning
  2. 2. What’s the solution to lack of sleep? • Healthy adults need an average of 8 hours sleep a night • Examine your diet, exercise patterns, and sleeping environment • Avoid caffeine and nicotine in the late afternoon and evening - caffeine and nicotine are stimulants and could delay sleep • If you are having trouble falling asleep—take 20-30 minutes doing something that relaxes you (listen to music, watch TV, read) Factor sleep into your exam schedule!!!
  3. 3. Adderall is used as… • A study drug. – Its nicknames include “college crack” or “cognitive steroid.” – Students who take Adderall for studying report that they can concentrate on their books for hours at a time, and can then do better on the subsequent exam than they would without the drug. • A party drug. – Adderall contains dextroamphetamine, which creates a feeling of well-being, confidence and enhanced libido, and enables users to go without sleep for extended periods. • A weight-loss drug. – Appetite suppression is often a side effect of Adderall and is particularly welcomed by young women looking for an easy way to shed some pounds.
  4. 4. Problems associated with Adderall abuse • Adderall acts by changing the brain’s chemistry • Difficulty sleeping, feelings of hostility, anxiety or paranoia, and a hyper-energetic, aroused state (mania) can result • Users often experience a “crash” and suffer from exhaustion, nausea, depression or irritation • Medications are prescribed to those with ADHD at a personal dose specific to their need
  5. 5. Effects of caffeine • After ingesting caffeine, it is completely absorbed within 30 to 45 minutes • The effects of caffeine last 3-4 hours • Heavy caffeine use —about four to seven cups of coffee — can cause: – – – – – – – – – Insomnia Nervousness Restlessness Irritability Nausea or other gastrointestinal problems Fast or irregular heartbeat Muscle tremors Headaches Anxiety
  6. 6. Think about it… • The current recommendations regarding caffeine are three cups of coffee or tea per day or less. • Caffeine is a common ingredient in food so getting a big dose is easier than you think! • It is an addictive drug, and operates the same way as amphetamines, cocaine and heroin, although its effects are milder.
  7. 7. Healthy Eating during Finals • Food is the fuel your brain needs to help you think • Try to eat a variety of foods and don't skip meals • Be creative. If you don't like the hot food offered, try to combine foods from different areas of the dining hall – For example, add a grilled chicken breast to a salad or veggies from the salad bar to a sandwich or a wrap.
  8. 8. What Can YOU do? Keep your room stocked with healthy snacks such as: – – – – – – Animal crackers Canned fruit Crackers Energy (or protein) bars Fresh fruit Granola bars – Oatmeal (packets) – Popcorn (try the singleserving bag) – Trail Mix – Baby carrots and celery – String cheese – Yogurt and smoothies – Water, flavored seltzer waters, and low-fat milk
  9. 9. Top 5 Ways to Include Fitness in College Life • Walk to Class Be active on the way to class instead of taking the shuttle. • Join an Intramural Sport This is a fun way to meet new people and fit in exercise, too. • Go for a Walk with Friends Stay fit and catch up with friends at the same time. Instead of taking a shortcut back to your dorm, take the scenic route and get in a little extra exercise. • Take a Fitness Class as a Course This is a good way to include fitness into your routine and earn credit. Consider weight lifting or dancing. • Check out your College Gym The fitness center offers free memberships. Also offer classes such as yoga, cardio, kickboxing, and Zumba.
  10. 10. How to study in a way HEALTHY • Create a Space As you set up your living space, be sure there’s a quiet space for you to focus and concentrate . • Create a Schedule When planning your activities, be sure you allow yourself the time you need to study and get work done. Over-estimate when it comes to study hours, so you don’t have to pull all-nighters and end up paying for it the next few days.

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