Top Tips to Staying Active Whilst Revising


We all know revision is essential to getting good exam results, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be boring at times. We’ve all been there: setting high expectations of eight hours straight revising, and then quitting after spending half an hour reading the same page of a textbook.

The key to getting the most out of your revision is knowing when to give your brain a break. That’s why we’ve pulled together some top tips in how to get the best out of your revision.

1.       Eating right

During the PruGOals nutrition session run by Dames Kelly Holmes Trust (DKHT) athletes, we learnt all about the best foods to eat while training. You may not think it but the same goes for revision, so put down that doughnut and pick up a banana instead. I guarantee your body will thank you for it! Eating healthy during revision will also get you in the habit of eating well when training for the Prudential Ride London. One suggestion - why don’t you try to make DKHT Lead Nutritionist Adam’s favorite pasta dish?

2.       Kick start your day with a bike ride or walk

One thing to consider before starting your revision for the day – maybe take a quick bike ride? If your bike is at school and you don’t have access to it, you can always take a walk or go for a jog instead, or even walk to the library instead of getting the bus. Getting some exercise in the morning will clear your head and give you a great energy boost to help you power through your revision. Use the PruGOals app to track the number of miles you cycle and set a target for the week. Breaking down the work and achieving your goals is a great way to stay in a positive headspace throughout the revision period.

3.       Make staying active a social activity

The key to revision, and doing well in your exams, is dedication; the same dedication that’ll be vital to riding 46 miles from London to Surrey! A healthy lifestyle will be a great help for both of those. Reward yourself with the occasional bigger revision break, where you ask your friends to come play a sport in the park or go with you to the local leisure centre. That way you can kill two birds with one stone: you stay active and also socialise with your mates.

Of course, these tips won’t take you to the top of the class by themselves. You’ll need to work hard to reach your goals, but I promise it’ll be rewarding when you do. From everyone at the Transformation Trust and PruGoals, we wish you the best of luck with your exams and happy revising!   

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