Rule number one is making sure you're prepared if you come down with an illness or have some teething problems whilst at University. So before you do anything:
REGISTER AT THE
If you’ve moved away from home and are now a proud resident of mighty Leeds, you’ll need to register with a local doctor. There are plenty of surgeries that you can register at, find your nearest one by checking the NHS website or Student Medical Practice located just down the road from the Blenheim Walk campus.
SEARCH FOR A
Dental problems can’t be dealt with by your doctor. If you need to register for a local dentist whilst you are in Leeds, you can search for your nearest one. Even if you don't think you need to register for a dentist in Leeds, it's always best to be clued up about where your nearest clinic is.
Healthy eating at Uni can be a struggle, especially when you're on a budget; but it's super important to make sure that when you leave the comfort of home cooking you continue to eat a balanced diet.
No single food can provide you with all the essential nutrients the body needs. Therefore, it is important that you eat a wide variety of foods which will provide you with adequate amounts of essential nutrients such as protein, vitamins and minerals and dietary fibre, which are all important for your physical health and well-being.
It’s said that you are what you eat, so it’s no surprise that if your diet is good, then your mental health will benefit. A balanced and nutritious diet helps us feel good inside and out and has benefits including:
Improved energy which means more stamina and better productivity
Better sleep and improved focus
General mood enhancement
A healthy, balanced diet is what we should all aim for, but remember that it’s also important to treat yourself to your favourite chocolate bar or whopping great bag of crisps every now and again. Whatever your go-to treat is, we all know this makes us feel great! Everything in moderation.
If you're holed up in the studio all day, then getting just half an hour of exercise can really do wonders for your health. Consider swapping the bus for a bike and cycle to Uni for a cheaper, fun and healthy commute; or join one of our weekly MOVE fitness classes. With MOVE, you can choose to attend one or both of our weekly classes in Yoga, Pilates, Boxercise, Zumba and more.
We’ve also got some great sports teams and clubs to get you busting a move. Our Netball and Football teams are always looking for new players and if team sports aren’t for you, there’s always Run Club. Getting involved in sports and fitness whilst at University is a great way to stay healthy, boost your mental health and make some great mates along the way!