School is almost out, but before students hit the finish line, there is one more hurdle: final exams. In a year where many navigated remote learning, preparing for finals can seem particularly challenging. But Dr. Michael Green, associate medical director of Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care, offers these helpful tips to navigate through examinations with ease.
“COVID-19 and online learning have required additional focus from students this past year. As they wrap up the school year and invest in their studies, they will also find that putting time in their wellness will present great payoffs,” said Dr. Green. “Commit to your education, but most importantly, commit to your well-being.”
A well-balanced diet, full-night’s sleep, regular exercise, nature walks and screen breaks provide valuable resets nearing the end of the semester.
When fatigued and stressed, the human immune system may suffer. For students feeling under-the-weather, it is recommended to contact a healthcare provider. The best part is, now, with the same technology that enables remote learning, students can connect with healthcare providers virtually. Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care treats patients anywhere in New York State with Virtual Visits so students can receive care without leaving their campus or homes.
“Finals week can take its toll on students who may get rundown in the process. A Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care provider can diagnose and treat ailments when needed most – virtually,” said Dr. Green.
In addition to their physical health, it’s equally important for students to pay attention to their mental health during finals. Student resource centers can provide fun, stress-relieving events that run concurrently with finals week and provide a respite from the stress of studying.
“Keep perspective. Finals week is short-lived, and with the right strategy, students can put their best foot forward,” said Dr. Green.