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3 reasons to add exercise to your exam prep strategy – and win a PushMe session!

What’s your best tip for nailing your exam prep?  Energy drinks and coffee might be the common go-to, but they’re really not the best choice!      

Just think about how you’ve felt immediately after exercise?  Focused? Energised? Motivated?  Had some of your best ideas to solve that unsolvable problem?  That’s no accident!

Exercise kick starts the brain and releases proteins that improve your cognitive performance. It also releases endorphins which decrease your stress levels and make you happier – leveling your mood state.  Finally, it boosts your energy levels.  I know, that sounds counter-intuitive, but really, you’ve good to spend energy to get energy!

So, rather than reach for the caffeine, we suggest getting some cardio in. Any kind of cardio, just as long as you get your heart rate up! Get a little puffed.  Go for a quick 15 minute walk up around the campus, or if it’s wet, up and down the stairs. Hey, if that seems too much, take the lift up and walk down the stairs to start with! If you’ve got more time, stick to your usual routine – be that a jog/run, hitting the gym or shooting some hoops.

All that exercise is going to use fuel and cause you to sweat. To make sure you don’t get ‘the tired’ later on, make sure you stay hydrated (with water!) and eat throughout the day. If it’s a big exercise session, then eat a good meal (like your lunch or breakfast) within 30 minute of exercise finishing. Water water water all day! Those extra trips to the bathroom will get you moving a bit more, which is a good thing!

Tell us your best tip for exam prep by leaving a comment below, and we’ll pick one person to win a PushMe session with one of our trainers.


It’s not too late to have your say

UC would like feedback from some current students (200 level up to taught masters). Your feedback will help us improve the student experience at UC. 

Check your UClive email to see if you were selected to take part in the survey, look for a message with the subject line “Tell us what you think about UC and be in to win” (sent on 5 August and 13 August).

The survey should only take about 15 minutes, and if you complete  it by midnight Sunday 25 August you will  go in the draw to win one of three Ultimate Ears Wonderboom bluetooth speakers.

Survey responses will remain confidential. If you have any questions please email the survey coordinator, James Maguire at  surveys@canterbury.ac.nz 

Download UCGo to WIN a UCSA cafe voucher

Every day next week (22-26 July) we will be giving away UCSA café vouchers. All you have to do is download the UCGo app and you’re in the draw – it’s that simple. Then, every morning at 10am from 22-26 July we’ll send one lucky UCGo user a push notification letting them know they’ve won a $10 UCSA café voucher.

What are you waiting for? Download the app, make sure your push notifications are on, tell your friends and standby to see if you are a lucky winner.

Download UCGo now from the App Store and Google Play.

UCGo makes planning your study and student life easier by bringing together the tools you use every day. Through UCGo you can access LEARN, your @uclive email, the Library catalogue and RecCentre timetable. It’s also your go to for information you might not use every day like support on campus and UC Security.

Find out more about the app here>

UCGo competition terms and conditions:

  1. Information on how to enter the competition forms part of the conditions of entry. Entry into the competition is deemed as acceptance of its terms and conditions.
  2. This competition is not in any way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat.
  3. One (1) winner a day from 22-26 July 2019 will be chosen at random by UC Communications at 9.30am each day.
  4. The daily winner will be notified at 10am via push notification using the UCGo app.
  5. Winners can collect their prize from UC Communications, Matariki Level 4 South by showing their student ID.
  6. Winners must be current UC students.