How to Ensure You Don’t Pile on the Pounds at University

Weight Scales

Instead of telling you to starve yourself and to live off cuppa soups and super noodles, I have come up with 5 simple guidelines to help you keep the weight off. 1.            Drink less – Drink is a big calorie bust up.  As a student you drink at least once a week, some of you two, some of you three and some of you party animals even more. But do you know how many calories are in each drink you have? Cut down on how much you drink and stay away from the high calorie drinks such as beer, and…

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Tips and Tricks on How to Get Rid of a Hangover

I wish I could tell you to take X pill and you will be as right as rain but unfortunately that’s not the way our body works. Our body wants us to pay for the mistakes we made last night and don’t we know it. I can however give you a few tips and tricks on how to make that hangover a little bit better. The best medicine for your hangover is to drink a little more. But unfortunately this isn’t exactly appropriate, as life isn’t just one big party, even if it does seem like it is half the time…

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Sleepless Nights: Do’s and Don’ts

As university students, many of us become used to nights with little or no sleep due to studying, finishing assignments, and partying all night. We have all experienced the effects of sleepless nights. Many of us do not recognise the purpose and the importance of sleep, and how a good night’s sleep can affect our day-to-day lives. Sleep is the body’s way of rejuvenating itself. It helps replenish the energy stores we have depleted throughout the day, as well as give our organs the opportunity to rest. Lack of sleep can lead to deficiencies in concentration, reaction time and overall…

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University Group Work – the Long-Term Benefits of the Short-Term Stress

We all dread this form of assessment. Even the best team players and social butterflies can become stressed and agitated when put in a group and given a task that will count towards our individual degrees. It always seems deliberate and annoying when people will different levels of commitment are put into the same group, and it is in most ways, deliberate. I for one am not saying that I do not experience difficulty with group work, because I do, however in hindsight it has always been an eye opening experience. It can teach you about the ways that other…

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Three Quick and Simple Meals (For When Super Noodles Get Boring)

Student or not there will always be temptation to order a takeaway or dive into a ready meal, but here are some simple recipes that will have you experiencing home cooking (or close enough) in no time. Here are a few of my favourite recipes that get me through my university days:   Spaghetti Bolognese (Serves 2); You will need: Mincemeat 500g A Jar of Onion and Garlic Pasta Sauce One medium red onion (diced) A few mushrooms Oil Half a red pepper (diced) Garlic granules Salt Spaghetti Cheese  Method: In a large frying pan fry the oil, onion, mushrooms and…

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