Mapping Your Future: Three ways to boost your academic performance


Three ways to boost your academic performance

By Catherine Mueller

July 02, 2019

Doing well in school is not just about staying up late every night and studying.

In fact, pushing yourself like that can actually hurt your performance in school. If you want to do well, you need to take care of your health.

That is why doing these three things can help your academic performance:

  • Get plenty of sleep. You may feel there is just not enough hours in the day to get all the reading and assignments done. However, without enough rest, your ability to read and complete tasks declines and you may actually accomplish less or do your work poorly.
  • Eat healthy. Eating a lot of processed foods or foods high in sugar make you feel sluggish - hurting both your body and your mind. Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables.
  • Drink healthy. You can't perform well if you are thirsty. Make sure you drink the recommended eight glasses of water every day. Keep a glass at your desk while you study. The water helps keep you alert and your body from becoming dehydrated.

Learning is a holistic experience. Your body must be functioning well for your mind to work well.