Clutches of unhealthy behaviours in college: Phase of a Student's Life

By Anil

Clutches of unhealthy behaviours in college


Living for the moment could be every student's mantra in college. But the future only gets less-promising by the day. Planning too far into the future doesn't seem to fit in the agenda of a modern day youngster.

With two aggressive darts like 'spend' and 'consume' aimed at students by the corporate world, it only gets harder to rule out those subtle messages of 'being here' and 'living for now', from their minds. Current profits and future profits ring the bell of greed more than saving for their immediate need.

Most of the propaganda spells the philosophy of "I don't care about others" and "who follows rules or ethics" and "Let me mind my own.." adds up to their logical backbone of why they're meant to do what they want to do for the moment.

As per recent study, it has been noted that if large numbers of students continue with their unhealthy habits, they may end up with higher level of risks of emotional instability, cancers, mental illness etc, than before.

Let us take a look at some of the hard habits for a student to get rid off.

Dependency on caffeinated beverages is on the rise these days. To add on to the scene, there are multiple coffee houses in the cities and around educational institutions. They think it would keep them up to run the race of exams or a challenging project work. It could be an overdose of coffee or energy drinks. Nonetheless, high consumption of these beverages can mount up to headache, fatigue, ulcers, kidney problems and other stomach problems, anxiety and dehydration.

Fast food, parcels and pre-packaged snack foods, often come with high calories, salt and saturated fats. In order to catch up with the high speed of their performance in college, students go for junk food instead. Little do they know that it promotes diabetes, obesity and heart diseases in the long run, if not consumed in an appropriate quantity and in time.

Smoking cigarettes and consumption of alcohol. The first question that pops up is - why not? Understand the health risks and you would never regret making such efforts to not dirty your engine.

There are many instances of one-night stands and unprotected intercourse recorded in the list of unhealthy habits among the students. Although these issues might appear under cover, they still do happen, perhaps unnoticed. College students got to be aware of such elements of fun, by clinging on to stricter measures of safety and integrity, in avoiding STDs as a consequence; for their own good and the good of their partners.

Also, other behaviours like bunking classes with lame excuses; not studying for the tests intentionally; going late to classes with a lethargic attitude; worrying about your social life more than your academics; may not work out all the time and it may have adverse effects on your career ahead.

Instead, start the day right, work out (do some physical exercises) to stay in shape, eat healthy and live healthy, stay away from habits that pull your personality down or tarnish your integrity in any way. Enjoy your college life, but keep safety measures in mind and avoid being hasty in your decisions.

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