REVISION ADVICE FOR YOUR CHILDREN
Watch our video for some top tips from Dr Christy Fergusson on how to
make sure your children are in the zone when it comes to studying
As revision and exam season approaches, millions of youngsters around
the country will be locked in their rooms cramming into the small hours.
Research has shown that shorter 20-30 minute spells work best because a
person’s concentration levels are higher; this coupled with exercise –
even just a short jog – and making sure your kids find the right
balance between study and leisure can all help in achieving top marks.
But what else should students take into consideration when it comes to
research from malt loaf makers Soreen has shown that being hungry can
affect a person’s ability to make decisions and concentrate. Clinical
trials carried out as part of the study showed that hungry participants
were twice as likely to make the wrong decision compared to participants
who had eaten.
The research also found that hunger pangs can significantly increase
feelings of irritation and anger, which can adversely affect
concentration. This shows just how important it is to ensure that your
kids are fuelled during this time.
Regular snacks consisting of a slow release carbohydrate will keep
glucose levels in the brain from plummeting, which impacts negatively on
By combining the snack with some good quality protein you can slow the
release of the carbohydrate and ensure the brain is working as
efficiently as it can.
So watch the
following video where Dr Christy Fergusson gives her top tips on how to
ensure your kids work as effectively as possible.
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