Staying Healthy in the College Residence Hall During Flu Season

Survival of the Fittest in College Furniture with University LoftIn spite of your best efforts, sometimes you just can’t avoid getting sick. But with a few simple precautions, you can lower our chances of catching a bad cold or the flu on the college campus. At University Loft Company, we want college students to enjoy the time they spend with our solid wood furniture in their dorm rooms. But we know that being cooped up while sick is no fun at all, so we offer these tips that might help you stay healthier while on campus, in the residence hall, and in the dorm room.

  • Eat well. You know the drill… fruits, veggies, everything in the right proportions. Make good choices and you’ll get the right nutrients for staying healthier.
  • Don’t share eating utensils or drinking glasses. And don’t let your roommate double dip those chips, either.
  • Get plenty of rest. Yeah, I know, it’s college! But you can make choices that can help you stay more rested and feeling good. Perfect place to catch your Zzzzz’s? A University Loft student bunk bed, of course!
  • Wash your hands. Often. Especially if you share a dorm room bathroom facilities, be sure to wash away those nasty germs.
  • Keep hand sanitizer, well, handy! Carry a pocket-sized container of hand sanitizer and use it frequently throughout the day, especially during flu season or periods of known illness outbreaks.
  • Take your vitamins. Even if you eat right, you might still need supplemental vitamins. Check with your doctor to be sure.
  • Don’t overdo it. In addition to getting plenty of rest, be sure to catch a little “me time” once in a while.

These a just a few recognized tips that could help you avoid getting sick with a cold or the flu. Of course, being in close quarters with someone who is sick will increase your chances of also becoming ill. And it is important to check with your doctor, your college health resources or other trusted healthcare professionals for other wellness tips.

So be healthy, stay healthy, and enjoy your time in the dorm room with University Loft’s modular student furniture.

To learn more about your college residence life student furniture options from University Loft, click here or contact us today at 800-423-LOFT (5638).


The ULoft Blog Team

About University Loft Company and our solid wood modular residence life furniture:

Since 1984, when James Jannetides built a loft configuration for his own dorm room at Southern Illinois University, hundreds of thousands of college students have enjoyed better campus living thanks to University Loft furniture. Today, University Loft serves more than 1,200 colleges, universities and related student housing partners. As Jannetides’ says: “We are always learning, always innovating, and always improving … our environment, our products, and our service. We are University Loft Company.”

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