Jailhouse Rock

The warden threw a party in the county jail.
The prison band was there and they began to wail.
The band was jumpin’ and the joint began to swing.
You should’ve heard those knocked out jailbirds sing.
Let’s rock, everybody, let’s rock.
Everybody in the whole cell block
was dancin’ to the Jailhouse Rock.

What a great song from Elvis Presley! I love this song, but its funny that now listening to it, a different meaning jumps out at me. Oddly, it reminds me of going back to school and dorm life. Although students aren’t under arrest or trapped in their dorm room cells, it can feel like it sometimes. This song reminded me to make sure we make time to relax and have a good time despite having so many things to do. I think this is something some of us forget to do. However, this doesn’t mean you should do no work! You are paying good money to get your education so don’t waste that opportunity. The important thing to remember is to keep relaxing and work in balance.  Continue reading “Jailhouse Rock”

The Mind and Body: Part 5

Here is the next tip! 

A Healthy Diet

Eating healthy is really important. To keep our bodies healthy and minds working well, food provides us with the energy to keep going, repair our cells, and best of all: food is yummy. It is not always easy to eat healthy but I do think that there are some easy steps you can take to eat healthy in a realistic way. 

1. Eat at least three meals a day!

Your body really needs food to keep going throughout the day. Not eating doesn’t help you be healthy, feel good, or help you lose weight (I’m not suggesting you should be trying to!) Three meals a day is a good base to go from to get your daily dose of energy. For some people, 4-5 smaller meals might be better to keep your energy up and to stop you from snacking on junk food.

2. Mix it up!

Eat a variety of foods. Some from all the food groups! A good rule of thumb I go by is to pick some food from each food group and choose a variety of colours. People say that a variety of colours in food is healthier, I’m not sure if thats true but it does make me happy to look at.

3. Indulge a little!

I am convinced that the absolute worst thing you can do in eating healthy is to cut out all the foods you love. What I mean by this is you are allowed to have some sweets sometimes or a greasy fast food meal once in awhile. Over time, eating junk food will reduce on its own, but it is always important to give yourself a treat once in awhile. 

These are the three guidelines I generally use for myself. Of course no one is perfect and I certainly don’t meet these everyday, but I do strive to! I hope these tips are insightful and if you have some tips, feel free to leave them in a comment below.

– Katie