For people, exam time is a miserable period. You get stressed out, your sleep patterns get messed up and your routine is completely wrecked. Your normal life is put on hold as you try to cram as much information into your brain as possible. And it’s not healthy. Many students end up getting ill during exams or at least feel tired and sluggish, which isn’t good when you’re trying to study. That’s why it’s important to stay healthy at this time. Here are some ways you can make sure you stay healthy during exams.   Watch what you eat Junk food isn’t good for your health. You may be tempted to snack on chips and sweets while you study late at night. But you should replace these with healthier snacks, such as fruit and salads. It’s not only about staying healthy, it’s also about feeding your brain. Eating certain brain foods will help you study and absorb the information. It’s a good idea to look for foods high in energy. While a cheeseburger might seem like all you want in life, it’s not going to help you in the long term.    Sweat out the stress Exercise is good for the brain and your health. It’s a great way to clear your head and unwind after an intense study session. You can choose the exercise that best fits your lifestyle. Running and jogging are great ways to start the morning but gym is also a great place to break a sweat. You can’t hit the books 24/7 and you do need to get away from the information overload at some point. So, instead of watching series, why not do a little workout? Skincare Looking after your skin may not seem like the most important thing when you’re trying to pass a difficult class, but skincare isn’t about vanity. It’s not all about blemishes on your pretty face. Stress can cause skin irritation, like rashes. These can be incredibly uncomfortable and distracting. You don’t want to be sitting in the exam room, scratching your arm instead of writing. So, make sure to use skin creams and moisturise to prevent dry skin. If you’re prone to irritations, use specialised creams, such as body cream for dark skin. Of course, if you suffer from a severe skin irritation, you should consult a doctor.       You should be healthy all year round, but it’s especially important during exam time. You need to focus on your studies, not a cold or irritating skin rash. Image: Pexels

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