By ANASTASIA SUBERVI
Within the next few days spring break arrives once again. Students and faculty are off to enjoy a much needed break and maybe even go on a relaxing vacation.
Spring break can be a time that can be converted into a perfect week that will increase wellness and rest.
“Mental and physical fitness makes you feel good not just in the outside but also in the inside,” said Sascha Barboza, fitness trainer.
While some take spring break to simply eat whatever they please and have as much fun as possible, one should take this time to explore oneself and increase overall health and wellness, not just in the outside but also in the inside. Having healthy vacations not necessarily means boring or outdated; it all depends on how one makes it.
Sometimes people are too busy to focus on their health during the busy semester due to the volume of work they have to focus on.
“Spending one week with my friends in Cancun is going to be awesome,” said Guilio Pacocci, freshman. “I am not going to stop working out anyhow.”
There are so many options to have fun and be healthy at the same time that one may not even imagine. Limiting oneself to not improve either physically or mentally is not an excuse anymore.
If one is going to the beach with friends try working out with them as well. If one is going to stay local, why not try a new exercise routine or simply walk nearby, instead of wasting time doing nothing.
“I will enjoy some dessert from time to time but I will stay on track and will not let activities distract me from my healthy habits,” said Estefanía Perez, junior.
It is important to understand that when one keeps on track with healthy habits, their entire life improves in terms of wellness no matter the circumstances. Last but not least, spending time with loved ones can be one of the best “mental work outs”.
This is not about being a person who does not enjoy life and all it has to offer to the very fullest; it is about finding a balance between ones’ body, mind and environment, which can happen when there is plenty of free time. Spring break is the perfect time to reflect on one’s lifestyle and improve it for the fu- ture, which will result in many benefits.