Low Energy Levels & Academic Performance
By Sally Writes, Guest Blogger
When teens don’t get enough rest, they have trouble concentrating and their grades go down, according to the Stanford Medicine News Center. Low energy is detrimental to academic performance and it may negatively impact a student’s capacity to learn, study and pass examinations. To guard against fatigue, students of any ages will benefit from discovering the best energy-boosting techniques. Today, it’s time to look at three of the most practical ways to elevate energy levels. These are: are healthy supplements, positive changes to sleep habits and effective time management.
Vitamin B12 Work Wonders
Sometimes, vitamin deficiencies set the stage for fatigue which may impair academic performance. According to Webmd.com, vitamin B12 elevates energy levels, assists with concentration and enhances cognitive function. It’s possible to get B12 from eggs, milk, meat and fish. Adults and teens who prefer to take supplements should take 2.4 micrograms of B12 per day, according to the Mayo Clinic website. Kids generally need between 1.2 micrograms and 1.8 micrograms, depending on their age, according to Livestrong.com.
According to the Sleepfoundation.org, kids aged six to thirteen needs 9 to 11 hours of sleep, while teens aged 14 to 17 need 8 to 10 hours per night. Adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep nightly. Students who aren’t getting enough sleep may want to make positive changes to their sleep habits, with a mind to feeling better and doing better in school.
Healthline.com recommends increasing exposure to bright light during the daytime hours, minimizing or eliminating exposure to blue light (such as light from computer monitors and smart phones) during the evening and avoiding caffeine in the late afternoon. Following these three tips may make a big difference. It’s smart to cut back on afternoon naps, too, especially when they last more than half an hour.
Effective Time Management Will Reduce Stress
Stress plays a role in fatigue. It can keep a person up at night when the person should be getting deep and healing rest. It’s hard on the body because it triggers physiological changes, such as high blood pressure. Students who lack energy may find that proper time management really takes the edge off their stress. Time management helps people to feel a greater sense of control over their lives. To improve time management, students should consider solutions like creating lists of all that they need to do, and then make schedules of their to-do’s using a planner or a calendar.
Students Need High Energy
Students need high energy to tackle their academic responsibilities effectively. The tips shared here today are designed to help students access more energy that leads to better concentration and higher grades. By getting more B12, changing sleep habits for the better and practicing sensible time management, students will cover all the bases and increase their chances of amazing academic results.
*Disclaimer Note: Please always check with your healthcare provider before taking any supplements.