We’re all into the full swing of our October LSAT grind. As you study, you may find that you’re craving one or more cups of coffee than you usually drink, or you may find yourself coyly eyeing the energy drink aisle in the super market. I know you’re tired. I know you’re fatigued. But, I urge you to try and stray away from those chemical filled energy drinks during your LSAT prep. Not only will it be better for your mind and body, but it will also be better for your wallets. Those energy drinks are a drain on your bank account, and don’t get me started on your daily Starbucks trips. Well, I have an answer for you! I know we’ve talked about the amazing powers of water before, but, I thought it’s about time for a nice refresher on the amazing focus enhancing powers of water: the all natural, completely free energy drink.
First of all, drinking at least eight glasses of water a day has shown to boost your productivity. What does that mean for you? More water means more focus and endurance on taking those Logical Reasoning, Logic Games and Reading Comprehension sections! Think about it, your brain is mostly made up of water. Thus, drinking water helps you think better, be more alert and stay focused; all things I know you’d love while you’re studying for the LSAT.
Water is also a natural remedy for headaches. I don’t know about you, but I am very prone to stress induced headaches and migraines. I had my lovely share of migraines throughout my LSAT prep. Well, water actually helps reduce these headaches by keeping your body hydrated and happy. Plus, an added benefit to drinking water is that the hydration will make your skin glow and look much younger!
Drinking more water will also make you less prone to getting sick. Drinking at least eight glasses of water a day will help fight against the flu. A nice tip: add some lemon to your water. This is an old remedy passed down generation-to-generation that actually helps with respiratory diseases, intestinal problems, rheumatism and arthritis! Water sounds like the new panacea, you say? Why, yes, it certainly does. How is water so healing? Well, keeping hydrated improves your immune system, which helps keep you as healthy as possible. Drinking more water can be the difference between you walking in to your testing center healthy and alert as opposed to fatigued and “sniffly.”
Also, water relieves fatigue. Water is your natural energy drink. Your body uses water to flush out toxins and waste products from the body. These toxins weigh you down mentally and physically. If the toxins stay in your body, you will be more sluggish and less alert. If your body lacks water, then it has to work harder to function. For instance, the heart has to work harder to pump out the oxygenated blood to all cells, therefore, your heart and the rest of your vital organs will be exhausted, and so will you.
Drink more water. Stay hydrated. This way you can stay more alert and energized, which will, in turn, help you take more practice exams and study harder! Boom!