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Your physical health impacts your mental wellbeing. Due to the pandemic, there is a lot of pressure on students because they feel burdened. Following a routine, eating nutritious food, getting quality sleep, and exercising can do wonders for your health.
These are just a few of the healthy lifestyle tips among many we have in the blog. Hold on to these guidelines and act upon them- then see your life turn around for the best. So read on!
1. Eat proper meals
Did you know taking care of your diet can benefit you not only physically but also mentally? You may get so busy while studying that you skip meals or eat junk. But, taking a proper break to eat your meal is as important as studying. As your stomach is connected to your brain, you should eat more nutritious meals than junk food.
A proper meal includes a perfect balance between protein, fibers, carbohydrates, and omega-3 fatty acids. A balanced diet helps in memory retention and improves cognition.
After eating nutritious food, you will notice an increase in concentration, which will improve your learning skills.
2. Staying hydrated
Hydration is vital for your body to function properly. Drinking plenty of water is essential for healthy skin and a healthy body. With enough water and plenty of other fluids, your body tends to work more effectively than when it is dehydrated.
Carry a water bottle in your bag wherever you go to stay refreshed. It will keep you going and elevate your mood.
3. Spare 30 minutes for physical exercise
Studying for hours can make your body stiff. It can also cause joint and back pain. To avoid that pain, you need to move your body during intervals. Apart from that, take out at least 30 minutes to stretch or do some physical exercise in a day.
You can also take a walk for 30 minutes, which will help relax your joints, relieve stress, and improve memory. Getting some fresh air is a bonus. Rather than thinking of it as a part of your schedule, you should think of it as a leisure activity you like and not just a mandatory daily task. This way you will enjoy it.
Due to the pandemic and the ongoing study from home culture, the body gets stiff because of zero movement. If you are into some sport, you can also consider playing that sport as a part of your physical exercise.
4. Follow a strict sleeping pattern
Prioritizing sleep every night is essential for your metabolism, enhanced concentration, and attention. Not taking a proper 6-7 hours of sleep can affect your efficiency. Compromising your night sleep or sleeping during the afternoon won’t be enough and can’t compensate for your night sleep. Adequate sleep improves your memory and attention power and keeps you fresh and active throughout the day.
Focusing on studies and managing everything in a rigid work schedule can be pretty hectic and make you feel burdened. The feeling of pressure and overburden can adversely affect the quality of your studies. To manage your stress effectively, you need to add some of these (not limited to) activities in your daily routine which may include-
- Meditate for at least 20 mins
- Listen to good and calming music
- Journal if you are feeling stressed
- Practice deep breathing exercises
6. Avoid late-night munching
Eating food around your bedtime can affect your quality of sleep. So, avoid consuming food late at night to get quality sleep to feel refreshed the next day. Keep around 2-3 hours of gap between your food and sleeping time.
7. Eat more fruits and vegetables
Reduce your consumption of processed foods and sugary foods. Avoid junk food and try to eat more fruits and vegetables as they can significantly benefit your health. To make good health accessible, replace that chips packet on your table with fresh fruits so that it will become easier and handy for you to pick them up and eat them whenever you want to snack.
8. Sit with a straight posture
Make sure to sit straight on a chair instead of your couch or bed. Undoubtedly, it’s quite relaxing and comfortable to sit on your couch or your bed while studying, but it will cause back problems in the long run. Let’s not forget it may also make you sleepy. If sitting straight is causing pain, lean against a wall or your chair for a while.
9. Avoid caffeine during bedtime
Caffeinated drinks and beverages might make you feel refreshed but may affect your sleep. Caffeine makes it hard to fall asleep and eventually disturbs your sleeping pattern. You can have a nice cup of coffee in the morning, but if you like having one in the evening, try to have it early. This way, you can enjoy your coffee and caffeinated beverages and get good sleep.
10. Take short breaks
To charge yourself, be it physically or mentally, you need to give yourself breaks after every 2-3 hours, depending upon your capacity. Taking mini-breaks will help you concentrate properly and will help you focus better. This will allow you to come back to your work with a fresh pair of eyes.
- Maintaining a good lifestyle will positively impact your studies.
- Following a routine looks easy but is not. You need to be persistent and follow it up strictly to lead a healthy lifestyle.
- It’s okay if you can’t maintain some of these healthy lifestyle tips, but you should try.
- Avoid caffeinated drinks late in the evening.
- Sleep on time.
- Snack on fruits instead of junk food. (frozen fruits taste delicious)
- Give yourself some time off by taking regular breaks.
- Choose a place to study that helps maintain a good posture.
- Learn how to manage stress.
- Take some time for physical activity.
- Drink water!
- Eat healthily.
Don’t forget to maintain a good balance using these healthy lifestyle tips!
We hope you found this blog informative and interesting. If you have any questions, drop them in the comments below. Or get in touch with us!
Q1. How to stay motivated while studying?
After completing any task, reward yourself with something. Be it chocolate, an extra hour of playing video games, or doing something you love. This will release dopamine in your brain (known as the happy hormone) and will encourage you to stay motivated.
Q2. What are some of the healthy lifestyle activities for students?
Some healthy lifestyle activities for students include stretching, exercising, drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep, and eating nutritious foods. It may not be possible to do this every day, so don’t fret.
Q3. Why is a healthy lifestyle important for students?
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important for students because it helps in improving memory and increasing cognitive abilities. This will eventually benefit your studies.