Small changes can have BIG effects

When I started university I ate the typical staple student foods  like noodles, toast, beans, pasta and the occasional take away. I also picked up bad habits like eating late or stuffing my face with cheesy chips after a night out and sleeping in till noon. After a while I started feeling tired, I had gained a few pounds and I felt rubbish. When second term came around I knew I had to make some changes. Below are a few tips that really helped me stay healthy and maintain a good diet throughout university. Find a cheap and convenient form…

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Eat your greens: Our Top vegetables

Vegetables are an important part of anyone’s diet, bursting with vitamins, minerals and disease fighting goodness. But against the doctor’s orders, we often overlook a lot of the delicious, cheap and easy to cook vegetables because they seem dull or boring. There is also the common misconception that ‘eating healthy is expensive’, but in actuality if you compare the price of chocolate bars, crisps and other guilt infused treats with vegetables, they are much cheaper. Here are 5 vegetables that are cheap, delicious, easy to cook and great for any student on a budget:   Broccoli I’m sure your mum…

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Alcohol limits: Drinking Responsibly

Students are known for many things: being lazy, eating a lot of beans/noodles, going out, having parties and the big one, drinking. Drinking alcohol is a massive part of student life and one aspect of the lifestyle that is extremely hard to avoid. As a result, there can be some serious consequences from drinking too much and binge drinking. Drinking too much alcohol can cause a wide range of physical damage and may even cause psychological harm. According to an online survey 59% of students have experienced memory loss after a night out binge drinking, 37% have not known how…

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Summer hobbies: try something new

Many of us will spend the summer sitting in bored and have nothing to do. Yet so many of us talk about hobbies we would love to try or skills we wished we had. As a student we have the luxury of a long summer, so why not fill it with a new hobby or skill. Having a hobby not only makes you more interesting as a person but can give you interesting topics to talk to people about. There are so many types of hobbies to choose from, it all depends on your area of interest and the type…

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Having fun at home this Summer

So it’s finally summer time, or Britain’s lousy attempt at summer anyway. This time for students can seem long and boring with no lectures, essays or exams in our way we are faced with a seemingly endless amount of time on our hands. Some of our friends will have saved enough money to go traveling in Thailand or inter-railing; whereas some of us may have not been as good at saving our student loans. So here are a few ideas of ways to make the most of your summer on a shoestring. Why not take up a new hobby, learn…

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