Although a semester only lasts several months, it can sometimes feel like ages. When you combine all of your classes and lectures with the homework and the endless hours in the library, it’s no wonder that you’re completely drained by the time it’s all over. This is why it’s essential to take some time after a busy semester to lose some of that piled-up stress. Here are five great ways to do it. Get some fresh air All the time you spent studying has left you stressed out and tired. The solution might lie in changing the scenery. Instead of…

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Sports accessories for the new semester

If you’ve scoped out the nearest gyms in the city you’ve just moved to, or have simply decided to get fit doing home exercises, you’ll be needing some new sports accessories to help you through those workout routines. Here we’ve reviewed 3 of the most beneficial additions to helping you keep fit at uni. Mizuno Wave Phantom 2 trainers  These specially designed netball trainers are light weight, bright, and provide all the support needed for such a high intensity sport. Netball is one of the biggest university sports and the UK’s number one female participation sport. Yet an extraordinary 70% of…

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Benefits of living with indoor plants at university

The world recently observed National Indoor Plant Week, which took place between the 17th and 23rd of September. In honour of this, it seems important to discuss both the health and the personal benefits that result from introducing indoor plants into houses. Particularly, within uni halls or houses. As a houseplant/succulent/cacti enthusiast, it’s always been a point of interest to me, and it would be great to promote the benefits and positive lifestyle changes from indoor plants! As stated on the National Indoor Plant Week website, “The oxygen doesn’t arrive until the plants do!”. Clean air is a great benefit…

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Yoga Design Lab – luxury recycled exercise mats

Meet Yoga Design Lab, the brand that combines health and fitness with environmental protection! Yoga Design Lab is a Bali-based yoga brand that is quickly building a great reputation for themselves through their passion for preserving our natural surroundings, as well as improving the world’s health and fitness. Their summer collection brings a vibrant selection of yoga mats, made from natural tree rubber and recycled plastic bottles!  The mat is lightweight, flexible, and easy to carry as it comes with it’s own sling holder for practicality. It’s thin enough to be portable but still provides support during exercises on a…

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Is hair loss becoming more common in students?

If you take a closer look you might notice that a large number of young people are suffering from some form of early hair loss. This, in fact, is far from regionally isolated occurrence. According to the recent study (October 2017) conducted on 4,000 students by Tsinghua University in Beijing, the younger Chinese generation is losing hair much sooner than the generation before. To be more precise, about 60% of the students who participated in this research have shown significant hair loss (alopecia). 25% of them haven’t noticed the hair loss themselves, but were rather informed by their family or…

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