How to balance stress with sleep, nutrition

March 4th, 2015

Although stress can appear for University of Georgia throughout the semester, during exam periods, such as midterms, it increases. During these times, stress can affect nutrition, academics and social aspects of student’s lives, but there are ways to persevere and defeat the intensity of stress.

“Stressful situations can interfere with sleep, and both dealing with stress and lack of sleep can impact our signals for hunger and fullness,” said Brittany Bingeman, nutrition counseling coordinator for the University Health Center. “[Stress] kind of mixes up those signals, and that can lead us to crave more food or crave specifically carbohydrate-rich or sugary foods for that immediate energy.”

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Categories: College - GeneralHealthNutrition
Tags: stress, sleep, nutrition

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