The health of your body should always be a priority. Nothing can be a greater distraction to the textbook in front of you, your exam looming six hours away, than a lack of sleep. Even when you’re not studying, optimum fitness is essential. A simple work-out for example, a daily half-mile walk has been proven to show a 24 percent increase in test scores. For the stronger, thirty minutes of walking three times a week provides the same effect as a medication treating major depression.
How to Finish Strong
- Get out of the house on sunny days. A little fresh air and glide in your stride should provide a fantastically refreshing feeling.
- Skip the bus ride on days when Kansas isn't experiencing a blizzard.
- Get enough sleep. Eight hours is most often adequate for optimum performance.
- Attend upcoming exercise classes and events at the Rec (see right sidebar).
- Challenge your diet, and eat healthy.
- Treat your body with respect; it’s the only one you’ve got.