Sep 18 2018

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Article #1 First Draft-College Women’s Health

Posted at 7:29 AM under Articles/Stories

School has just started, the homework has started to pile up, and the stress level is already at brain-melting. It’s only the middle of September.

Students are dealing with a million things at once. They are trying to do everything in a 24-hour time frame but can’t. Cramming homework is not helping with their stress levels.

Stress is one of the most significant problems for students. Pressure can be around for one week to an entire semester or school year. Some students find a way to relieve stress.

Abby Koch, a sophomore but has junior status at Morningside College; says this week is “throwing off other things that relieve stress, like having to skip working out, which take away stress.”

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The mental and physical health and well-being of a student are essential to survive a school semester to a school year.

Many health issues come with going to school. Inadequate nutrition, lack of sleep, anxiety, depression,  and exercise are some of the problems.

Katie McClintock, a second-semester junior at Morningside College, suffers from both anxiety and depression. She says that “putting yourself first is the of the best things for yourself.”

She also said that “mental health is very important and should be one of your top priorities.”

The question is how someone can be able to focus on their health while dealing with school at the same time? The answer comes in three different parts.

Carol Garvey, the campus nurse at Morningside, said that “The body wants three things in a day. It wants proper nutrition, sleep — enough sleep, and movement every day.” She also adds that this pertains not just to women but also for men too.

Nutrition is also a critical factor in keeping a body and mind healthy. According to, the Food Pyramid is a simple, reliable way to plan a nutritious eating pattern and is an outline of what to eat each day.

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Sleep helps the brain relax and reenergize for the next day. If someone doesn’t get enough sleep, the mind will not function as well as it would with good night sleep.

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For movement, the best thing to do here at Morningside is to walk to school, not driving. If someone has anxiety or depression, then increase the number of steps taken in a day.

Garvey said, “Go above the normal activity. Take a ten-minute walk by yourself or with a friend. Ten minutes a day is a good start.”

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  1. Joeyon 18 Sep 2018 at 9:27 AM 1

    I think this is a good start. Obviously it’s not finished since you have places to add more quotes and information. The end of the opening, “the stress level is already at a level that will make the brain melt,” sentence seems a little clunky.