Introduction to Nutrition, Exercise, and Sleep

What you’ll learn to do: explain key factors in health including nutrition, exercise, and sleep

Photo of a college cafeteria. Students push lunch trays past a pile of Doritos and pizza.

Just imagine, how much easier our lives would be if we were born with a “user guide or owner’s manual” which could tell us what to eat and how to live healthy.

―Erika M. Szabo, author

By the end of this section, you will be able to define healthy eating habits, identify techniques for making healthy food choices, especially in college, and describe physical fitness and the major types of exercise. You will also identify the benefits of regular exercise, for both body and brain. In addition, you will identify benefits of sleep for both physical and mental health and ways to ensure good sleep habits and high-quality sleep, especially during periods of stress.


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