At the University of Texas, we're accustomed to being included in one the Internet's greatest pastimes: lists. Lists can be used to endlessly compare colleges across the nation, and for the most part, they are. Kids look up lists for top party schools, the schools with the hottest girls, and the schools with the happiest students. UT recently made a list that I'd never thought of being very important until now: The 25 Healthiest Colleges. Health blog Greatist listed us as number seven thanks to our fourth ranked health center, healthy dining halls, and cohesive wellness center that includes meditation and gardening.
This ranking made me think about the health of college students and how conscious we really are as collegiettes to stay well, so I got a few collegiettes to weigh in:
"My roommate is a health freak so she whips us into shape."-- Sarai Sauceda, radio-television-film junior
"Walking to class instead of riding the bus and drinking plenty of water."-- Allison Wells, urban studies junior
"Making sure I vary my diet and get all of my food groups. Also staying active whether it's skipping the bus and walking or hitting the gym for an hour or so."-- Taylor Strickland, communication studies freshman
How do you stay healthy in college? Let us know in the comment section, or on twitter @HerCampusTexas.