Keep Your Batteries Charged!
Did You Know?
- Lack of sleep alters hormones and leads to weight gain.
- College students need 7-9 hours of sleep/night.
- After five nights of partial sleep deprivation, three alcoholic drinks will have the same effect on your body as six would when you've slept enough.
- Napping has proved to improve creativity and help in making better decisions. Even laying down and resting has these benefits.
- A 26 minute nap improves performance by 34% and alertness by 54%.
- When you cram for exams, your brain does not retain
- the information.
- Students who regularly pull all-nighters tend to have lower GPAs than those who don't.
- As a group, 18-24 year-olds deprived of sleep suffer more from impaired performance than older adults.
- Laughter increases memory and learning.
- Productivity increases by up to 66% when you take study breaks every hour to hour and a half.
- Too much stress leads to health problems.
- Socializing reduces stress, improves communication skills, and helps you build a network.
- Study groups can be a great way to combine studying and learning.
- Students who get more involved on campus are more academically successful. These students are also more likely to return to school each semester and achieve their goals.
- Laughter lowers levels of stress hormones, strengthens the immune system and can reduce pain.
- There are more than 10 campus clubs to get involved in...or you can start your own!
- Boosts the immune system.
- Helps you sleep.
- Eating breakfast allows for concentration and keeps you from overeating throughout the day.
- Energy drinks ultimately lead to energy crash and feeling bad.
- Staying hydrated prevents overeating and increases concentration and energy.
- Dehydration can lead to short term memory loss and decreased attention span.
- 1 pound equals 3,500 calories. If you reduce 500 calories each day, you can drop a pound in a week (or drop 250 calories and burn another 250 with exercise.)
- Energy drinks can be a leading cause of dehydration.
- Boosts brainpower and improves mental clarity.
- Helps you sleep.
- Boosts academic performance by increasing circulation and the amount of oxygen that reaches your brain.
- Reduces stress.
- Prevents and fights illness.
- Squeezing in 2-3 sessions of 15-20 minutes of activity is just as effective as doing it all at once.
- Half an hour of exercise per day is all you need to reap its health and disease fighting benefits.
- April 1: ASB Sponsored comedian in the Student Center.
- April 25: Earth Day Picnic 11:00-1:00 on the grass near Parking Lot D
- April 30: Stress Busters 11:00-1:00 in the Student Center.