STUDY SMART AND EAT RIGHT this study season
with some help from the UQLS Equity Advisory Board
It is important to eat well during SWOTVAC and exams. Your study and exam performance will be much better off for it. Getting the right amount of minerals and vitamins can help you to concentrate and maintain the mental energy levels for more efficient study. And most importantly it will make you feel better and handle all that stress much easier.
- Make sure not to skip meals.
- Have a good breakfast. Try for a mix of protein, fibre, calcium and some fruit.
- Don’t overeat – have balanced, good-sized meals. Otherwise it will make you sleepy.
- Don’t just rely on us – bring “good” food to uni with you so you don’t just have to rely on what’s here. Think apple, bananas, nuts and dried fruit.
- Avoid the vending machines and junk food. A lit a bit of chocolate as a study break will do you some good, but only if it is part of a day filled with lots of other “good” foods.
- Stay well hydrated. Sugar and caffeine is to be avoided as much as possible because they will make you dehydrated and tired. Alternatively, they can make you jittery and stop you from concentrating. Better choices are water, fresh fruit juice, milk and green-tea.
Various types of foods are considered as assisting with study. These include: fish, soy, colourful and citrus fruits, berries, leafy green vegetables, chocolate, nuts, seeds, grains, beans, sage, curry, tea, eggs, milk, red meat and WATER.#
#Note, while we couldn’t provide water this SWOTVAC , the UQLS Equity Advisory Board is currently petitioning the library to have a water bubbler included in the 24 hour study space.
Keep you eyes peeled in swotvac for another Equity Advisory Board initiative.