Sickness affects students success

Everyone knows the feeling, when it is a school day and you feel sick to your stomach with the flu. The first thing on a person’s mind might be, “Oh, man, I have the stomach flu, but I also have a big test.” For any student, especially a college student, it is hard to miss a day of school considering all the homework that student will have. This is the hard part about being in college: learning to cope with the flu and attending class at the same time. Being sick during high school is nothing in comparison to college. I remember when I would become sick in high school and did not mind missing two or even three days of class. Now that I’m in college, it is hard and stressful to miss even one day. Falling behind in college courses is a crucial moment that needs dedication and motivation to get through. Surely there are college students who do not think about it too much when it comes to missing one day of class. For those that do know the stress about just missing one class day know the feeling of being behind on assignments. Avoiding becoming sick is not hard, but it does take effort. Here are some helpful tips that will help you to protect yourself and others. First, get the flu vaccination as soon as possible. Second, wash hands thoroughly and frequently to avoid the spread of germs to others. Third, make sure to drink plenty of fluid especially water. Fourth, eat healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables. Fifth, become active and make sure to keep up with your exercising. Lastly, get at least seven to nine hours of sleep. These six easy steps will make a difference in the way you feel. The amount of homework students had in high school is not as much as a college student can have. College, in my opinion, is a life experience that no one can take from you. Students need to cherish those great moments that college brings. College is full of dedication and responsibility. Flu season has arrived and it’s ready to attack anyone that is in its path. Anyone can become sick, this is why students need to follow those six easy steps to avoid getting the flu. Remember to get the flu shot, which will make it easier to attended and pass classes.