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Ace those College Exams: Staying Healthy During Test Time

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When you are preparing for your college exams, good nutrition often slides way down on the priority list. It is easy to get into the habit of glugging coffee and gobbling take-out pizza because you don’t want to waste time on food preparation. This habit is common, but good nutrition should be part of your study plan — it’s going to help you ace those tests. The better the fuel your brain gets, the better you’ll study. It’s a…well…no-brainer.college exam studying

Healthy nutrition is a mix of right proportion of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Cardio workouts are the other necessary element for a healthy body. You can’t forget nutrition or physical activity during your final exam preparation. The stress of college exams can do major harm to our bodies. Be aware of your body and health — testing can help you identify any health issues you’re concerned you may have.

The way you look and feel is dramatically affected by what you eat. It makes sense that what goes in your body impacts the outward appearance and performance of your body. If you’re keeping a healthy diet, your body and mind are ready to function well.

Maintaining Healthy Nutrition During College Exams

Mini-Meals

Eating small nutritious meals throughout the day can satisfy your hunger and keep you from overeating. Try packing small meals to eat every few hours. Grab foods that are easy to pack in your bag. Apples, bananas and yogurt with granola are great starters. Veggies and hummus are full of nutrients you need.

Eat Regularly

You do not need to be fooled into believing that starving yourself will help you maintain your body weight. It actually harms your body and damages your health. Focus on eating vegetables, fruits and whole grains as opposed to counting calories.

Put these in your college exam prep diet:

apples – apples are full of healthy fiber

beans – beans are a great source of protein

kale, spinach and romaine lettuce – leafy greens will fill you up and provide fiber and essential vitamins and minerals

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Author: Tim Rebori

ARCpointLabsKC is committed to helping Kansas City live healthy and find answers.

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