Exam period! The phrase is synonymous with stress among both parents and children alike. With all this going on, it is important for us to not forget about certain key lifestyle based hacks that can help your children ace those exams.
Eat breakfast daily
Breakfast, the first meal of the day is meant to provide fuel to the brain. Studies have shown that children did better on performance tests when they ate breakfast compared to those who didn’t eat or skipped it regularly.
Also, ensure that your kids eat breakfast made up of complex carbohydrates such as
idlys, stuffed vegetable paranthas and oats porridge, this helps in keeping focus and prevents decline in cognitive performance throughout the morning.
Don’t forget the Zzzzzz’s
Research suggests that adequate sleep on a daily basis is important for learning and memory. Lack of which is associated with negatively affecting the brain’s ability to assimilate information. Sleep is also important for maintaining mood, motivation, judgement and perception of events.
Keep the kids active
Being physically active has been linked with several positive health benefits. Besides reducing stress and anxiety, aerobic exercise particularly has been linked to be beneficial for brain building.
Also, when children are physically active they can help get past mental fatigue. Thus, by spending some time on play will definitely benefit their brain.
Inhale and exhale (relax and meditate)
Meditation provides soothing effects to the mind and body. A recent study has also found that regular practise of meditation increased the mental ability, focus and memory in school going children.
You can also have a routine to mediate along with your kids and let the positive energy flow.
Eat right to ace that test
Eating the right kind of food along with regular timely intervals has been linked with brain development and maintenance. You can read ‘Eat your way to a super functioning brain‘ to know more.