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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How to be more productive

As a student it is easy to put off work and binge on Netflix instead. We are all guilty of planning to take a 10 minute break and end up still scrolling through YikYak or Facebook three hours later. However, it is important to keep a healthy balance between work and leisure, and not spend too much time relaxing. If you feel that you are constantly procrastinating and leaving work until the last minute, these tips should come in handy.1. Make a daily to-do list.At the start of each day, or even the night before if you’re pushed for time,…

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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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The new year’s resolutions every student should make

‘I’ll sort it out after Christmas’ is the answer we give ourselves in December when we know we should be doing something but cant be bothered. It’s a fresh year and a fresh start. Here’s a list of new year’s resolutions you can make to make 2016 a better year for you. Make your loan last As one wonderful time of the year ends, another begins. Yes, the second part of your student loan is about to come through.But remember it needs to last until April. It’s fine to hit the January sales but don’t go crazy because you’re finally out of…

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