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Healthy Eating Tips for Exams

Here are some healthy eating tips for your upcoming exams and studying:

1.  Eat complex carbohydrates and make sure to include protein in your meals and snacks.  This will help keep your blood sugar stable and decrease hunger while studying!

2. Eat at regular intervals to keep your energy level up.

3. Consider eating smaller meals/snacks more often.  Large meals can require a lot of energy to digest, and may make you feel sluggish afterwards.

4. Drink enough water.  Are you feeling fatigued?  Don’t assume it’s only lack of sleep!  Make sure you are staying well-hydrated, especially in the hotter weather and especially if you have been consuming more caffeine than usual.

5. Eat breakfast!  Eating breakfast is associated with improvement in memory, concentration, hand-eye coordination, and general academic performance.

6. Consider brining a snack to your exam for a boost halfway through!

7. Make time for exercise.  20-30 minutes per day can help improve sleep patterns, reduce stress, and keep you energized.

Some exam-time snack ideas!

  • banana with peanut butter
  • whole wheat toast with hummus, cottage cheese, or tuna
  • english muffin pizza (ask Zoey Orol for her expert advice)
  • cereal with milk and fruit
  • oatmeal with raisins
  • pretzels, nuts, and dried fruit
  • yogurt and granola
  • raw veggies and hummus
  • apple slices and honey

Enjoy ladies! Let me know which ones are your favorites!

As President and Co-Founder of Her Campus Media, Windsor is in charge of all revenue and monetization strategies. Under her watch, Her Campus has done state of the art college marketing programs for clients including Under Armour, Aussie Haircare, Neutrogena, Coke with Coffee, Bed Bath & Beyond, Hallmark, VS Pink, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, H&R Block, The Home Depot, WeWork, Grubhub and more.  Windsor is a 2010 honors graduate of Harvard College. She has also been named to Forbes 30 Under 30, BusinessWeek's 25 Under 25 Best Young Entrepreneurs, Inc. magazine's 30 Under 30 Coolest Young Entrepreneurs, Glamour magazine's 20 Amazing Young Women, and The Boston Globe's 25 Most Stylish Bostonians. She lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband and two daughters. Follow Windsor on Instagram: @windsorwestern  
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