Tip #13: Healthy Lifestyles


What is a healthy lifestyle?


Creating healthy lifestyles requires us to learn the consequences our behaviors can have on our health. When we become informed about how diet, sleep, exercise, and chemical substances affect our health, we can make educated choices.

Why are healthy lifestyles important?

Healthy lifestyles provide a solid foundation for positive outcomes in all aspects of our lives: school, work, recreation and our relationships.  When we make healthy choices regarding diet, exercise, sleep and other behaviors, we feel better, look better and have more energy.  Students at Sacramento City College have many opportunities to access information on how to maintain or start living a healthy lifestyle. It is important to utilize the resources available at Sacramento City College Health Services and to ask for help when needed. Counseling appointments are available through Health Services.

Examples of healthy lifestyle choices:

  • Good nutrition and diet, choosing the right foods
  • Healthy sleep habits
  • Daily exercise
  • Understand safe sexual practices
  • Eliminating unhealthy habits and abuses (cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, etc.)
  • Internal Links for Healthy Lifestyles

    The campus Health Services has many resources available to help you when looking into how to get a healthy lifestyle.

    The Learning Skills and Tutoring Center offers College Success Workshops on having a healthy lifestyle.

    HEED 300, Health Science, is a 3-unit, CSU/UC transfer credit class, which discusses many topics associated with living a healthy lifestyle.

  • External Links for Healthy Lifestyles

    For additional outside links on many topics relating to healthy lifestyles go to:



  • Sources

    The Community College Experience by Amy Baldwin (Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005).


    Cornerstone: Building on Your Best, 4th Ed., by Robert M. Sherfield, Rhonda J. Montgomery, and Patricia G. Moody (Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005).


    Becoming a Master Student, 10th Ed., by Dave Ellis (Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003).


    Dartmouth College, http://search.dartmouth.edu/query.html?qt=healthy+lifestyles


    College of the Canyons, http://www.canyons.edu/offices/Health/NutritionCoach/Resources/links.asp