Exam times can be very stressful. The exhausting long hours don’t help either. That is why it is super imperative that you look after yourself really well before, during and after writing all those term papers and coursework.
A lot of things go into achieving and maintaining an overall balance; it’s not just eating and sleeping right, however, yes, those are a big part of it. But, managing your lifestyle in such a way that exams are not as stressful as they make out to be, is important.
It happens that students put in such long hours only studying that there is no real time for anything else, like exercise or taking a break to relax the mind. Your mind needs a lot of glucose to work well; when you study, your mind is literally working out, too.
With all that exercise for your mind and no time for physical exercise, leaves your consumption and energy balance to be out of whack. So your mind then starts craving high-calorie food and a vicious cycle of unhealthy food-no exercise, as well as erratic sleep patterns, are born.
Your body and your mind are running non-stop. So much so that at the end of all, you are so burned out to study! Having a sound mind actually increases your chances of having a good memory and recall – that is what you need for that awesome grade, don’t ya? Also, check out the guide on what reflexology can do for you.
Here are some health tips for you to get through those exams successfully!
- Workout while you study: Studies suggest that even a low-impact exercise such as walking back-and-forth or standing while you study can have a positive impact on your energy levels and appetite.
- Exercise: Dedicating at least 20 minutes every day for an intense workout would really help your body be in ship shape and also help you fall asleep at night easily. Exercising in the mornings makes your whole day activity.
- Eat right and regularly: Your body is naturally made to run on a schedule; think of your rhythmic heartbeat and timely breathing! To have your internal processes run just as rhythmically, you need to feed your body at the right intervals and keep your energy going. Don’t starve yourself! It’s not going to make your brains work better. It’ll only make it worse. Besides, keeping a healthy dose of fresh fruits and veggies in your diet will keep all the necessary vitamins and minerals in check – no substituting real food with supplements!
- Sleep well: I know everyone needs their chocolate and caffeine fix, especially during stressful times like exams! No one is demanding that you stay off such stimulants completely, but avoiding them in the latter half of the day wouldn’t disturb your normal sleep patterns. You need at least 8 hours of rest to remain attentive and focused.
- Hydrate! Keep a full bottle of water while you study and keep sipping. Make sure you get at least a liter of water inside you throughout the day.