With spring break just around the corner, many students are packing their duffel bags for beach trips, others are gearing up for adventures in nearby cities, some are anticipating a full week of relaxation, while others may be looking forward to a week to catch up on work. Regardless of what this spring break will bring for you, we have some important tips to help you stay safe and get the most out of your week off from classes.

1. Bring a water bottle. If you find yourself traveling somewhere this spring break, be sure to carry a water bottle in order to keep yourself hydrated. Whether you’re laying the beach or walking around a new city, make sure you’re drinking enough water each day. If you’re drinking alcohol, it’s especially important to keep track of how much water you are consuming, as you will become dehydrated more quickly by drinking alcohol.

2. Stay active. During the semester most of us are probably spending the majority of the day sitting in class, sitting in the library, or sitting at work. Take advantage of this week by staying active. Try jogging on the beach, going swimming, or walking instead of taking public transportation. If you’re staying on campus for spring break, take advantage of the Athletic Center’s spring break hours or visit nearby parks, like Genesee Valley Park.

3. Eat healthy. To keep up with all the activities you may find yourself taking part in during spring break, make sure to maintain a healthy diet and avoid skipping meals. Use this break to try some new health foods. If you’re home for the break look around for farmer’s markets for well priced, fresh, healthy foods. Check out the Rochester Public Market on Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Saturdays if you’ll be staying local for the week.

4. Relax. Take advantage of this week off from classes by putting aside time to just relax. Soak up the Vitamin C if you find yourself in a warmer climate, try a class in mediation or yoga, or spend time with your family and friends.

By Annabelle Mournet
Peer Health Advocate
Class of 2019