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Love all of this! I think Mental Health and Wellness should have goals like everything else. It helps keeps you accountable.

I usually tell students to try and sleep 8.5 hours per day on dedicated (seriously, you have the time even if it doesn’t feel like it). To try and exercise 30 minutes per day (averaged over 7 days) and to always get yourself out of the bubble of medical school.

Test-taking is like every other sport. Look at this amazing ESPN expose of the workout routines of Chest Champion Magnus Carlsen for proof.

https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/27593253/why-grandmasters-magnus-carlsen-fabiano-caruana-lose-weight-playing-chess

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