Top tips for staying fit and healthy during exam season

During that final stretch of the semester, we tend to put our lives on hold, and our bodies are usually the first to suffer. Aside from that “freshman 15,” you’re at risk of gaining another fifteen pounds during those long all-nighters accompanied with Red Bulls and Ben and Jerry’s. We tend to neglect all of our healthy habits and give in to weeks of the sedentary lifestyle with little or no self-care at all. Below are the top tips for how to stay fit and healthy during this year’s dreary season of exams. Move  This doesn’t mean getting up at…

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Weird and wonderful vegetables

New research reveals 60% of the UK population spend less than £10 a week on fruit and veg The electrical retailer carried out a study in late 2015 of 1,001 UK consumers; 67% of people said they considered themselves as ‘healthy’, yet the results also showed that over 60% of people are currently spending less than £10 per week on fruit and vegetables! The spend on vegetables could be attributed to allocated budget for food and the price of the raw ingredients themselves of course; but survey statistics demonstrated that 56% of the population wished that they knew more about what to…

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Cooking made easier

So you’ve officially arrived at university and the freedom is pure bliss. There’s no one telling you what to do, no one reminding you of your chores and no one keeping an eye on you. Perfection! But there’s one thing you seem to have forgotten, dinner is not going to be ready on the table at 7pm unless you make it and put it there. Most of us have come to university without having to make dinner every single day, so now we are independent, it is our responsibility to take on the task – similar to a horror story…

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Curing your exam phobia

Now I know that by this point in the year, you undoubtably will have been inundated with articles or emails or lectures or seminars telling you not to get stressed over exams and the best things you can do to help. None of which are often very helpful. However, recently the University of Birmingham’s Student Wellbeing Services ran a course on Managing Exam Stress which significantly helped me to feel 1 million percent better about my up and coming exams and I absolutely needed to share this experience with you and some of the top tips they gave me. A…

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Healthy student food swaps

University is a difficult place to be healthy. With late nights, takeaways, exam stress and the occasional alcoholic beverage, our bodies can take a lashing from student life, and, as enjoyable as cramming an entire packet of chocolate fingers into your mouth whilst revising is, it’s obviously not good for you or your waistline. So if you’re wondering if there is any way you can escape creeping weight gain, feeling lacklustre and being constantly tired whilst enjoying uni life and studying for your degree, have no fear. The most effective and least difficult way to improve your health is to…

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