How Exercise Can Help You Get Over The Post-Holiday Blues

The end of summer is a misery for many of us – because we’ve just come back from holiday, we’ve put on a few pounds and it’s time to start whinging about going back to school.We may have also over-indulged on alcohol, which we know is never good for our bodies or our fitness.It’s also the most popular season for couples to split or take time out from each other. As a result, many people feel uncomfortable, anxious or depressed.Bodybuilding.com, the world’s largest online fitness community, knows that once you get motivated, exercise can make a big difference.Research has shown…

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Driving with Stress

It’s safe to say that we will all feel stressed in the car at some point during our driving lifetime. Sat in queues. Cars cutting you off. Road works at every junction (M1 I’m talking to you!). It’s easy to become stressed whilst driving. It’s even worse if you’re already stressed before even stepping into the car. In the third part of our driving series, we consider the role that stress can play on our safety in a car. Neil Shah, director of The Stress Management Society and author of ‘The 10-Step Stress Solution’, talks about how to avoid stress whilst…

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There is more to life than studying

You have come home for Christmas to celebrate with your friends and family and to sleep in a bed that’s not riddled with aggressive springs. You should be singing and dancing in the streets with your loved ones, but the constant reminder of upcoming deadlines and exams keeps deterring you. You make a point of turning down plans so that you have time for studying. As you sit staring at the blinking text cursor, the only thing on your Word document, you panic about how much you have to do in such a short space of time. Stress and unproductivity…

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Meditate your exam anxieties away with Anamaya

Feeling frazzled?! Is meditation the key to surviving exam stress…Studentwire investigates how leading meditation app, Anamaya, could help. Though we can’t deny there’s many positives of student life – the raving, lazy duvet days and having an excuse to eat terrible food for most of the time to name just a few – the stress of exams and mounting deadlines can, at times, get on top of you and seem to annihilate all those positives in one fell swoop. So how can we help to manage our stress levels during those demanding times? Well fear not students, there’s a new…

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Coping with university stress

University is supposed to be the best time of our lives, spending the years partying with friends, making dubious relationship decisions and having a much deserved power nap between seminars. However a new study from The National Union of Students (NUS) has uncovered some very worrying statistics, showing that one in five students are struggling with mental health issues brought on by increased levels of stress and anxiety. Some are even turning to self-harm in order to cope and one in ten students admit to having suicidal thoughts. This is a particular concern considering that suicide is the leading cause…

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