A little stress around exam time can be a positive thing as it makes you active for study. As board exams are knocking the doors, students might be in stress and pressure and just taking the last lap of revision. On the other hand, some may be completing their notes, or some started their studies.
This is the time when all of the students face stress and burden of studying the whole syllabus in a few days. Even though when it is so cold and we don’t want to get out of our blankets, we force ourselves to study.
Students are advised for a good seven-hour sleep, therefore, those who tend to awake till late night for the study come across several health problems and it also leads to an irregular diet.
So here are some of the diet and lifestyle tips for them –
Avoid late dinner:
At night, have your dinner early and keep it light too. Because staying awake till late at night tends to create digestion problems.
Avoid eating in one go:
Try to eat in small portions during the day, instead of eating everything in one go. This will improve digestion.
Drink a lot of water:
Keeping yourself hydrated keeps your mind alert. Water may boost memory and increase brain’s retention power.
Don’t eat junk food at night:
This is obvious that when we are awake till late at night, there are midnight cravings. And it makes us indulge in junk foods. So avoid packet of chips or the cold-drink bottle instead, you can eat makhana, seed-trails, cereals, yogurt, soup and other low-calorie foods.
Consume protein-rich food:
High protein foods make our minds alert and motivated. We should consume food such as nuts, lentils, soybean, lean meat etc. Importantly, try to avoid the consumption of excess carbs as that makes you feel sleepy.
Don’t sit for long:
Sitting in one place will make you feel sleepy. Try taking a short break between studies and doing some freehand exercises. This will also relax your muscles and keep you energized.
Take a power nap per day:
Continuous learning can be exhausting. Therefore, take a nap during the day to stay alert for a longer period of time.
These tips may help you stay healthy and alert, but you should still keep in mind that there is nothing better than the idea of ‘early to bed and early to rise’. If not, try to get enough sleep.