so many things. People are coming out of hibernation and campus is coming alive. This is my favorite time of the year. It’s that time when we get our first stretch of warm weather and everyone comes out on campus. Girls are wearing Spring dresses, guys are wearing shorts and everyone is outside just having a good life. Frisbees, dog walkers, sun tanners, nappers by the liberal arts fountain, it’s all painting a great picture. There are some other things to remember when it gets warmer, the most important being your health.
The first thing we don’t want to remember but I’m going to bring it up, allergies! Some people have no problem with Spring allergies (and all of us who do are so very jealous of you!) When you’re trying to do everything outside to soak up all the sun you missed over Winter, it’s not fun to think about sneezing, coughing or itchy eyes. Pay attention to how your body is feeling. Don’t be afraid to take medicine or go consult a doctor at PUSH for questions. The last thing you want to do is be in bed sick when all your friends are outside having fun!
Another Spring tip to consider is that tricky Indiana temperature effect. You know, when it’s fall and it has been around 80 degrees and all the sudden it’s 60 degrees and we have jeans, sweatshirts, gloves, etc on. It works the other way too. Even though this Winter has been a mild one it has been chilly and very windy. So now that the weather is above 60 degrees, we are all ready to find our shorts, tank tops and flip flops! It’s very exciting but we all have to remember our bodies are still getting use to the weather change. Whenever the temperature fluctuates there is a chance in getting sick. Try to take a jacket with you just in case and again, pay attention to how you feel!
The last Spring tip I have for you, you have probably heard before. There are a few key things to staying healthy. Drink a lot of water, eat healthy and at the chance of repeating myself again…pay attention to how you feel. Water does so many amazing things for us but the main being, it keeps our immune system up and running. Eating healthy helps give you all the vitamins you need to stay at your best. And by paying attention to how you feel, you can prevent some nasty sicknesses. There are usually warning signs and if you catch them in time, you can help yourself keep the sickness to a minimum.
Just by following a few simple things can help make your Spring at Purdue the best it can be! If you have any questions, additional tips or comments please comment or get a hold of us from any of our choices on our About page.