Like all competitive exam aspirants, aspirants of government examination, also face several health problems, as they study for longer hours and work harder than they are capable of. While following their tight study schedule they might suffer from several health problems related to their physical and mental health, but both the issues may have long-term effects.
Among several adverse health effects faced by government exam aspirants, poor nourishment and lack of exercise is most common. Aspirants make themselves so busy in studies that their body starts lacking in many nutrients which badly affects their overall health. Majority of govt exam aspirants, including both females and males, develop eating disorders which in turn effect their attitudes, emotions, and behaviour. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are most common symptoms of eating disorder.
Eating disorders can cause serious physical and mental issues that may become life-threatening problems like kidney failure, loss of female mensuration, heart problems. Gastrointestinal issues like bloating, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), indigestion, and constipation; and mental problems like anorexia and acute stress are also very common among exam aspirants. It has been seen in several studies that study stress can make all health problems worse.
Depression is a serious and very common illness among government exam aspirants. While suffering from depression, symptoms like fatigue, indecisiveness, anger, loss of interest, change in weight, sleeplessness can be seen commonly among aspirants.
Several research have shown that sitting for long hours to prepare for exams, can cause health issues, which include metabolic syndrome, increase in blood pressure, obesity and irregular cholesterol. Studies have revealed that most common mental illness is anxiety disorder among examination aspirants. Fearfulness, irritability, lack of concentration, stress, shortness of breath, dizziness, sweating, muscle pain, and irregular heartbeat are common symptoms of anxiety disorders.
Government examination aspirants can take these steps to tackle the health issues:
Aspirants should eat at short intervals, which should include mineral, protein and vitamins helping them gain strength to study.
Aspirants should plan a time schedule for studies. Instead of sitting for long hours they should take a break after every two to three hours of study. Following this will help them in controlling gastrointestinal problems.
Doing regular exercise is a must for all aspirants
- If suffering with severe eating disorders aspirants should consult doctor.
- To get rid of depression, psychotherapy and antidepressants can help.
- To overcome mental health issues aspirants can avail counselling.
In present scenario students preparing for govt exams or any other competitive exam undergo several health issues that immensely impact their exam preparation and result. It is advised to follow the right study schedule, make themselves mentally and physically strong to stay away from all the problems discussed above, and build a bright future for them.