We are not talking about getting wasted. We are talking about sipping a few while you stay up late to jam for your exam.
With exams creeping up on us, you need to take care of your physical and mental health. What you normally would eat, or drink, might not cut it. Your brain needs some love. And as for alcohol, we cannot tell you if it is a good, or a terrible idea, we will let you decide for yourself.
Foods that have lots of caffeine, sugars, or trans-fats (pop, frozen pizza, fried foods, burgers, and coffee ☹) give you short bursts of energy or brain power. Eat some green veggies, fruits, lentils, and lots of water.
Alcohol can affect your concentration and memory even after you stop drinking. Yet, some believe that there are mild benefits from consuming a small amount while studying. It can help you feel less shy or reduce the stress you might be having about a big project that is due. However, alcohol is a depressant, and a sedative, and regular drinking can really affect your motivation to study, along with other health risks.
So, is drinking while studying all bad? Whatever benefits you feel might be there for you, they are likely to be gone if you overindulge. According to Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines women should not drink more than 2 drinks a day. Meanwhile, men should not drink more than 3 drinks a day.
Find out what one drink or a standard drink really is: CLICK HERE
So, how can I reduce stress during exam time? There are lots of tips to help you get away from stress during exam time, read more: CLICK HERE
Ready? It’s jam time! Let’s rock that exam!