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Tips for Staying Healthy

Being a part of the Vanderbilt community means not only taking care of yourself, but also supporting the health and safety of those around you. There are a number of steps you can take to stay healthy, including:


Maintain a regular sleep schedule, adequate hydration and healthy nutrition, which can help boost your immune system



Move your body daily, either in a regular exercise routine or through daily activities such as walking between classes or during lunch or by taking the stairs.




Spend time outdoors when you can.




Stay up to date on vaccines.




Wash your hands regularly to help prevent the spread of infection.




Wear a mask around others if you are not feeling well or are at a higher risk of infection.



Don’t neglect your mental health and find healthy ways to connect with your support system. Resources are available through the Student Care Network and the Employee Wellness Programs.



Follow the university’s illness protocols and stay home if you are not feeling well.