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Health tips for students who want to score high in exams

Sep 6, 2017 16:31 IST
Health tips for students who want to score high in exams
Health tips for students who want to score high in exams

Introduction

Scoring well in exams requires a lot more effort than just cramming up the text. You need to be physically and mentally healthy to be able to perform better, more so in college where there are so many other things to take care of. Consecutive classes, coupled with extracurricular activities will make life tougher than school where you at least had a schedule laid out to you by somebody else. With the tips mentioned below, you can keep your body and mind healthy and active to concentrate better and learn more.

Eating/food habits

Breakfast

It's needless to say you need to have healthy food so that your body functions properly. Students often the make the mistake of skipping breakfast because they do not attach a lot of importance to it. This is a big food mistake. Eating heavy breakfast gives you the energy to go through the most productive hours of the day without getting tired.

Junk food

Having junk food seems like a good idea because it's tasty and easily available in the market. Plus, you don't have to put in much effort to get the food. However, junk food is not good for health because of the preservatives added to prevent it from going stale. It also rarely has any nutrients and just contributes to weight gain.

Fluids

70 per cent of the human body is made of water so it only makes sense to keep it well hydrated. Drink lots of water and if you are not able to do that, take liquid in other forms such as juice and buttermilk. Not only do liquids keep the body hydrated but also help in digestion and make your skin glow more.

Eating the right kind of fat

Know the difference between good fat and bad fat. You need to consume fat for your body to function correctly. However, it's important to choose the right kind of fats. Here's a quick primer.

Good sleep

It's never a good idea to lose out on sleep for completing the syllabus. Keep studying regularly throughout the semester so that you don't have everything piled for the last moment. Getting at least 7 hours of sleep is essential for any adult individual and you must also strive for that. When we sleep, the body rebuilds itself and prepares for proper development. If you have problem in finding sleep, here are things you can do which will help you:

  • Take a nice warm bath or shower in the evening
  • Use a suitable pillow
  • Reduce your light exposure an hour or two before going to bed
  • Eat dinner at least three hours before bedtime
  • Avoid going to bed on an empty stomach
  • Avoid caffeine in the afternoon and evening

White noise has also been shown to not only help people fall asleep more quickly, but also it can disguise other noises that may wake you during the night. White noise or natural sound machines are often wonderful. But if you cannot afford one, a fan can make soothing noise. So can a radio tuned to 'between stations', where it creates static. Make sure that the radio isn't too loud.

Doing exercise

Exercising increases the flow of blood in the body and hence helps you in staying fit and healthy. Exercising helps you to stay fit, improves the health of your heart, strengthens immune system, prevents cancer and has neurobiological effects. It increases the flow of blood in the body, thus resulting in better transmission of oxygen through the body. The tiredness resulting from exercising also helps in sleeping well. As a student, exercising should be part of your routine. If you don't like regular exercises, you can go for swimming or play a sport which requires a lot of physical activity. Below are four things you should keep in mind while exercising:

  • Wear the right kind of clothes.
  • Wear the right shoes so that your feet don't start hurting.
  • Hydrate yourself so that you don't feel week.
  • Do warm up exercises so that your muscles do not get strained.

Conclusion

These were three essentials of maintaining a good health for a college student. Your body is your temple and you must treat it like that. Eating healthy and taking proper rest so that it can recover from wear and tear is essential and of utmost importance.

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