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Why Staying Healthy Can Help Make You An A+ Student

15 March 2016 By Lucas

Pioneer Pacific Healthy StudentsHealth plays a crucial role in each of our lives and without good health many of us would struggle to meet our goals. Staying healthy while you are working towards your degree at PPC can help you stay on track to receiving good grades and graduating on time. Healthy eating and routine physical activity can lead to a better attendance record, help you engage in class, think outside the box, as well as increase your test scores.

Attendance Record

Poor health can take a serious toll on your attendance record. At PPC, each class is designed to provide you with skills and information that will help you be successful in your career field. Every time you are unable to get to class, you could miss out on vital information. Maintaining a fitness routine such as walking a few days per week or playing in a sports league will keep you stay active and ready to learn. Maintaining your health all year round will help you reach a perfect attendance record.

Engagement & Focus

Nutrients from fruits and vegetables are what keep you sustained throughout the day. When you forget to eat a meal and come to class, you may find it difficult to stay focused on the material or engage with your classmates. Eating a nutritious, filling meal before heading to class will keep you alert and increase your ability to participate in class. The more you can engage with the material being discussed the more likely you will perform better on tests and remember the information long term.

Brain Foods To Keep You Thinking

There are a variety of different foods that support healthy brain function, keeping you energized and ready to meet your goals each day. Here are a few that we love!

  • Fish: Fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which help support proper neural function, increasing your focus and study efficiency.
  • Whole Grains: Whole grains can improve memory function as well lower your risk for heart disease.
  • Legumes: Kidney beans, lentils, and other legumes are filled with protein keeping you focused and ready to study. They can also help improve memory recall.
  • Onions: Onions can improve brain function such as memory and focus, helping you increase test scores.

These are just a few of the many benefits to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It’s important to maintain a balanced diet to keep up with your busy schedule and uphold your GPA. PPC wants you to be healthy and ready to accomplish your goals, and the first step is being a healthy student. If you are interested in learning more about PPC and our programs, check us out online today!

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