Healthy Lifestyles

Having a healthy lifestyle is multifaceted and can pertain to many different areas of wellness. We chose to focus on the body, with good nutrition, being physically active, getting enough sleep, and managing stress as well as components to a healthy lifestyle.

Good Nutrition:

  • Aim to make half your plate fruits and veggies
  • Avoid oversized portions
  • Aim to make at least 1/2 your grains whole grains
  • Drink more water, and less sugary drinks
  • Eat breakfast everyday

Being Physically Active:

  • Walk for 15 minutes in the morning
  • Play sports
  • Go on a hike
  • Take the stairs to one class or to work
  • Walk for the last 15 minutes of lunch breaks
  • Park further away from campus or the store

Getting Better Sleep:

  • Turn off all electronic devices
  • Keep pets off the bed
  • Set a schedule
  • Make sure the bedroom is dark and quiet
  • Exercise 5-6 hours before going to bed

Managing Stress:

  • Dance
  • Go for a walk
  • Don’t worry about things that are out of your control and focus on what you can
  • Breathe
  • Talk it out
  • Smile
  • Ask for support

Healthy Lifestyle consultations through the Student Health Center consist of a confidential appointment with our Registered Dietitian. Please call (408) 924-6122 to make an appointment. You can also email our Registered Dietitian, Cassie Barmore (cassie.barmore@sjsu.edu) if you have questions about healthy lifestyles.

The Peer Health Education Healthy Lifestyles Specialty educates peers on how to have a healthy lifestyle as well. To request a presentation, please refer back to our home page (www.sjsu.edu/wellness), click on the green button on the right-hand side, and download a Workshop Request form.