Busting Myths: Healthy eating on a student budget

They say ‘you are what you eat’, yet I don’t remember eating a lazy, borderline alcoholic. A recent survey showed that 46% of fresher’s miss their mums cooking -and when you have spent the first week away from home, either inebriated or hungover and incapable of mustering up anything more advanced that toast, it’s not hard to see why… The Daily Mail recently printed the headline, ‘The average student gains two stone in the first year of university’, or as it is more commonly known ‘the fresher’s fifteen’. However, according to research conducted by health- shake brand Herbalife three-quarters of…

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Blending Up a Storm

Back at the beginning of the year, I vowed to improve my diet and become a little fitter. I always find that studying and living on a budget means eating healthily is often easier said than done. To motivate myself, I invested in a Philips Daily Collection Mini Blender. It was only £50 and came with a blend-and-go bottle, which I hoped would encourage me to get on the smoothie bandwagon, taking something healthy to the library and my early morning lectures. To say it’s become an obsession is an understatement and it’s inspired me to make sure my fruit…

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Tips to keep you healthy this Winter

As a student, keeping healthy is not always top of the list, sure you probably know it’s a necessity but often life gets in the way; late nights, long lectures and lazy routines to be a little more specific.Keeping healthy should be a priority all year long, but in winter it’s time to step up those healthy habits and kick start your healthy winter routine.We’ve rounded up some tips to help you banish those winter blues and help you to keep healthy and fit all season long.Keep up your Exercise RoutineIt may be cold outside but that’s no excuse not…

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Breaking Bad Student Habits

I’ve been at University for the best part of two years now and have picked up a lot of habits since I started. Some of them are good and some of them are bad – more of the latter and less of the former, but everyone (or at least every student I know) is guilty of at least a couple mentioned below. Here are some tips on breaking those bad habits… The Snooze Button The beloved snooze button; I use the snooze button every single day. I press it once, and then, nine minutes later I press it again… and…

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