How adult students can keep their mind sharp
For older students enrolled in Christian colleges and universities, there may be one or two days when they forget to hand in a homework assignment or prepare for a test. It is not that these individuals are too old to be in school, there are just times when multiple responsibilities in academia and beyond can get the better of them.
There are some who believe that flexing mental muscles on a regular basis can keep the brain healthy, which, in turn, may make completing those everyday tasks a little easier. It never hurts to try if it will mean better grades, so here are a few ways adult students may be able to keep their mind sharp.
Eat right – Some students may feel that a candy bar and an energy drink is just what they need to get through the day, but these items will only take their toll on the body after a while. Instead, adults should focus on eating right, especially when they are under stress or have multiple responsibilities. When planning their weekly diet, students should head over to the United States Department of Agriculture’s website to learn more about what each of the food groups can do for them.
Exercise – Going for a run, taking a bike ride or simply shooting a few hoops can help clear the mind and keep the body in shape. When students feel healthy, they will not waste time during their busy days worrying about their weight or other discomfort that comes from being out of shape.
Keep up with the news – Even if students are enrolled in a Christian university, there is more to know about than just what they are covering in class. As a result, they should download a few news apps for their smartphone so they can keep up with current events, no matter where they happen to be. CNN and Fox News are just two of the major media outlets that offer mobile apps.
Solve puzzles – Students may challenge their brains every day in class, but they should look for a few other ways to flex those mental muscles outside of school. For instance, taking a few minutes out of the day to solve a crossword puzzle in the newspaper requires adults to think about things that normally would not be on their mind. Most importantly, working their way through crossword puzzles has the potential to keep their brain strong and ready for whatever the day has in store for them.