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3 Stress-Free Studying Tips From First Med Urgent Care

Stay Focused While Studying & Have Less Stress

Have you ever sat down to study at home, but then you found yourself getting distracted by the littlest noise or the dirty surroundings that simply must be cleaned before you can continue? The struggle for students trying to study is all too real! Then, students that can’t study get all stressed out. Stress causes illness and no one wants that, right? What if we told you that based on our urgent care team’s research we’ve concluded that the following guidelines to stay focused will actually allow you to have an easier time and cause you less stress.

Let’s examine these tips a little closer.

1.) Set Study Goals: If you sit down to study and your brain feels scrambled then it’s time to set a focus. Set some serious goals for yourself. Maybe for you that mean making an outline of your study plans or a checkbox list and crossing items off as you go. Not only will checking tasks off of your list make you feel accomplished, but it will help you stay organized!

2.) Schedule Out Your Week: Chances are, you’re taking more than one class so you’re going to need more than one day of planning. Take time to schedule out your entire week, including putting in times for breaks, snacks, meals, and a set bedtime. Establishing a routine is key to staying on top of your studies.

3.) Don’t Shirk Responsibility: Yes, you might want to be out with friends on a weeknight, but you’re in school for a reason. This is especially true if you’re at a University where you’ve paid good money to be there. Don’t give up all social life activities, but certainly do learn to say no to your friends when you have a lot on your “plate”.

Keeping a well thought out plan can actually help you with more than just staying focused on studying. In the long run, you could begin to see that’s it’s easy to block out “x” amount of time for sports, movies, and other recreational outings. Staying focused eases the mind, provides you opportunities to keep your grades up, and still leaves you just enough time to enjoy being a student.

Another part to being stress free is remaining healthy in other aspects of your life. Should you ever feel like illness is taking over and forcing you to become unfocused, First Med Urgent Care has staff available to help you with what ails you. Our urgent care offices are open 7 days a week from 8:00am to 7:30pm.

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Urgent Care Reports: The 3 Rules Of Snacking

First Med Urgent Care: Snacking Properly

The set standard for meal times started long ago and have evolved accordingly to fit our cultural norms. Sometimes, you just get hungry when it isn’t a set meal time. That being said, First Med Urgent Care staff have taken it upon themselves to track down information regarding snacking. There seems to be a debate in the world of health experts as to whether snacking can be bad or good. Through research it seems that, as with anything, moderation is the key. Here are 3 “rules of snacking” our urgent care staff found that you might take a look at to prevent have snack time turn out badly.

1.) Don’t snack out of boredom: The purpose of snacking is to make it between one meal and the next. Avoid mindless snacking to combat hunger without overdoing it.

2.) Choose healthy snacks: Fighting hunger doesn’t need to mean overload on unnecessary, empty calories. Fruits and vegetables are a smart choice.

3.) Choose small portions: Over-sized portions may leave you feeling too full to eat your next, necessary meal. Eating smaller snack portions is wise.

These 3 snacking rules, brought to you by our urgent care staff, seem like common sense, but you’d be surprised just how many people have snacks sitting at their work desk, home office or in their bags at all times. Due to this a lot of Americans snack without even realizing how much they are eating in one sitting as their minds are focused on other tasks simultaneously. Snacking out of habit or boredom rather than out of hunger often leads to weight gain or other health issues. First Med Urgent Care urges you to snack mindfully.

About Us: First Med is a walk-in urgent care medical clinic that provides medical treatment to individuals, families and employers. We are open 7 days a week 8:00am – 7:30pm. No appointment is necessary.