Brandon Hoto is a fourth-year English student.
Staying healthy while in university can be a challenge. Especially if you’re up late studying and are connected to an IV of caffeine or emptied the shelves of Absentions during a recent chip craving (I’m not judging, we’ve all been there).
In the cafeteria, there are eggs and waffles on any given day. There is often yogurt and fruit on the desert station during breakfast.
At lunch, the deli station is always a wise choice. There are different types of sandwiches every day, and your selection of what to put on your sandwich is limited only by your culinary creativity.
On Wednesdays, the comfort zone becomes the “Go Local” station, which provides students with locally grown vegetables and other types of produce. You can read more about it here: http://dining.carleton.ca/2014/go-local-wednesday/
The comfort zone is also always a good choice for dinner if you’re looking for mashed potatoes, chicken and steamed vegetables. There is also an assortment of vegetables and spices at the pasta station, from garlic and onions to broccoli and zucchini.
In terms of staying mentally healthy, the most important thing you can do is not become overly stressed about assignments and projects. Something that everyone needs from time to time is a break. Take time to hang out with friends. It’s important to make connections on campus and equally as important to maintain them by making time for one another. Another option is to spend some time in the gym. The Athletics Centre is open to all students and the tunnels are great for going for a run at any time of the year. Finally, reward yourself for all of your hard work by doing something you enjoy. Take time for yourself.