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  • 4th OCT 2017

    Benefits of Exercise to help you study.

    By Elaina W in Community

    Freshers week is over and the real hard work begins now. Did you know that exercise is not only great for your body but for your mental health too?

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    1. Increase your energy levels - Forget the energy drinks and hit the gym for 30 mins, you may think you don’t have time but just 30 minutes of exercise a day can help to make you feel more energetic.
    2. ​​Not only do you now feel energised, but exercise will also put your brain back into function. Studies show that doing exercise releases dopamine which will help improve memory, and improve your cognitive performance.
    3. Exercise releases Endorphins - feeling stressed by upcoming exams and essays? Endorphins reduce your stress levels leaving you to do your thing and ace those tests!
    4. According to the International Journal of Workplace Management people who exercise are 23% more productive than when they don’t exercise. More productive = Work completed in faster time, leaving you more time to relax. It’s a win-win.
    5.  All work and no play? - Don’t slog away for hours, studies show you should take regular breaks to refresh your brain. So head down to your local gym and break up the mundanity of studying with a little bit of fun. Take a friend too and make it a social occasion.