Saturday, March 11, 2006
Although I cannot claim to be an avid reader of Woman’s World magazine, nevertheless, I do thumb through it on occasion when I visit the dentist.
Do you suppose he (my dentist) will mind that I tore out part of a (March 7 edition) page detailing “9 Easy Ways to Boost Your Energy?” You may want to send your students some of these methods … for between study sessions. Included in the nine easy ways are:
• Take a catnap (the magazine recommends no longer than 30 minutes).
• Walk briskly for about ten minutes to raise your alertness level.
• Munch almonds—but not in the library of course. Almonds are loaded with magnesium (also, I discovered, with fat).
• Eat snacks—also outside the library—composed of carbos and proteins, for a “longer-lasting” power boost.
• Sip green tea. In addition to the law students' main nutrient (caffeine), this fluid contains “the amino acid L-thiamine, which helps counteract energy-sapping anxiety.”
• Sniff some flowers. No study quoted, but the magazine claims the scent of fresh flowers has been “proven to increase vitality and concentration by 17 percent.”
• Stretch for 30 seconds every quarter hour, according to research at LSU.
• Laugh. Now that’s the toughest one to handle when studying for a law school final.
• Drink water. Dehydration is draining. Most libraries allow water.
Do you have other energy-boosting tips to pass along to students? E-mail some to me and I’ll post them on the blog. (djt)