College offers plenty of opportunities to maintain your health, from healthy meal options in the dining hall to free gym access and an on-campus wellness center. After graduation, however, you're on your own in many ways. One of the most important things to focus on is staying healthy when you don't have the built-in support that was available during your college years. Here are a few things to consider after graduate to ensure your continued health.
Get Medical Care
As soon as you leave campus, you may not have health insurance anymore. Therefore, one of your first priorities should be to line up insurance that will cover you now that you've graduated. Although you may be able to stay on your parent's insurance plan, this assumes that you have a parent with a family policy through work. If not, you'll need to purchase insurance on your own. If you're just trying to fill a gap before your work coverage kicks in, consider short term medical insurance as an affordable option to keep you covered during that time.
Join a Gym