Student Life and Health

Tips to stay healthy during your studies overseas

by Czech College / Monday, 16 November 2015 / Published in Study in Europe

Going abroad fundamentally denotes change and a new lifestyle, but it shouldn’t have to compromise your health. This articles gives you tips in finding ways to stay in shape abroad .

Food :

Eat fresh food, opt to visit the local farmers’ market and source fresh produce. It is less expensive and definitely better than store-bought canned and preserved food.

Include lots of fresh fruits in your diet and limit the aerated, sugary, high-caffeine drinks. Rather than eating outside, try experimenting with cooking your own food.

Get a portable cooker and electric induction stove and start creating your signature dishes.Remember to drink lots of water and stay hydrated!

Cut down on the intake of pre-processed food, a pizza eat-out and a glass of wine, once in a while is fine, but do not make it a regular habit.


Yes, the class assignment has to be done, the part-time job on weekends is there and you need to prepare for the drama club meeting as well; student life is always busy.

Remember, do not compromise on sleep. A minimum of seven hours of sleep is what doctors recommend; drinking cup after cup of coffee or Red Bull is not going to ‘give you wings’ and will only lead to ulcers and indigestion.

Cycling and Walking:

If you live close to your campus then consider cycling or walking to your class rather than taking a bus or a cab. Both walking and cycling help you burn calories and are good for your health. Cities like Prague  have dedicated cycling tracks to encourage the use of the bicycle. Additionally, parking a bicycle does not occupy too much space!


Consider joining one of the sports teams at your College. From football to cricket, basketball to table tennis; the options are many. Athletics also plays a major role in college sports. If you consider yourself a sprinter; try joining one of the running teams. If selected, following the fitness regimen prescribed by your sports coach will keep you hale and hearty.

Stay in touch:

Stay in touch with your friends and family back home; do not let depression or home-sickness creep in and disrupt your studies. It is also important to make friends at your college  and participate in on-campus activities. Stay engaged with the perfect balance of studying and playing.

 To conclude, eat well, sleep well, focus on your studies and exercise regularly; this should keep you fit and fine.