Issue #2– October 25, 2006
Stop Studying and Take a Break!
by: Ratna Khanna
When hitting the books hard, itâ€™s important to take breaks. If staying alert all day long (especially in those wee hours) is something you would like to get better at, try eating protein and carbohydrates in small amounts. Plan your study day â€“ pick foods that will satisfy but not add fat calories. Avoiding fatty foods is tough, but stay away from chips, pizza, wings and those hard to resist caffeine drinks (colas, coffee, Red Bull etc.)
Every two to three hours, eating peanut butter and bread, cheese and crackers works wonders, especially at night. Drinking lots of water with lemon (hot or cold), eating fruits and veggies i.e. apples, carrots, celery, popcorn (not drenched in butter of course!) are all great ways to replenish your system. Stretch or take a brisk walk every twenty to thirty minutes. Or, take a five minute vacation in your mind â€“ escape to your favorite get away!
The whole point of this would be so that you can slip easily back to work â€“ batteries recharged.
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