Come summer, come exams but apart from studying hard and well are there other ways of scoring well? Oh yes, there are! Incorporate these simple health tips in your child’s routine and notice the improvement in his/ her performance

  1. Breakfast is Must

Research has shown that the students who eat breakfast perform better. During preparatory days and especially on the exam day eat slow-release energy food like oats porridge, whole wheat bread sandwiches, muesli cereal, etc. Also, having milk or eggs can help your child stay full to last the exam time.

  1. Water – The Elixir of Life and Exams

Instead of energy drinks that contain artificial sugar, keep your child hydrated and energized with plain, simple water. At least 2 litres a day can increase your child’s focus and reduce tiredness and stress. Opt for fresh, homemade juices and coconut water to add variety to your kid’s energy supply.

  1. Vitamin B12 Focused Diet

“Vitamin B12 is like manna for the nervous system and therefore is the key factor that improves concentration and enhances memory”, says Dr. Venugopal Duddu of Apollo Clinic, Kondapur, Hyderabad. Aid your kid to get the maths formulas better by adding lean meat, curd, cheese and soy milk to the diet as they are all loaded with Vitamin B12.

  1. Foods to De-stress

No amount of preparation will be useful if your child is constantly tense. Boost your child’s stress fighting hormones with the help of Vitamin C. Citrus fruits, tomatoes, green leafy vegetables, kiwi, green tea, jasmine tea are good to go for this purpose.

  1. Avoid Junk Food

Prevention is better than cure. Whether it’s to reduce the chances of your child getting sick or to reduce the harmful effects of unhealthy foods, the basic solution is to just shun outside food, especially junk/ fast food.

  1. Snore Well, Score Well

Studies have proven that students who sleep for at least seven hours a day have better scores than the ones who sleep for lesser hours. Adequate sleep is required not only to reduce fatigue but also to aid your child’s body to absorb nutrition. Make sure there is a three hour gap between the bed time and the last meal to ensure a sound sleep.

  1. All Work and No Play – A Big No

Just fifteen to thirty minutes of light exercise is all your kid needs to drive away dullness and slow paced learning. Do allow him/her to take small breaks while studying to rejuvenate. Badminton is surely a sport to be indulged in.

These steps will ensure a happy and healthy learning experience for your child because a healthy brain can dwell only in a healthy body.

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