Exercise and being active are key to maintaining a healthy mind and body. You don’t need to be a marathon runner though, walking to uni, going for a quick swim, going out dancing, or doing some yoga in your room will all help to get the endorphins flowing.
Exercise will actually give you more energy, will help you sleep better and will make you feel less tired. If you’re studying it’s important to find time to be active. You’ll feel more focused and refreshed when you come back to your work, and it could help you to think of new ideas too.
It’s recommended that all adults do 5 sessions of 30 minutes moderate exercise a week, which could include:
- Doubles Tennis
So, if you walked to and from uni every day you would easily hit your weekly exercise target.
It’s also recommended to do 2 sessions of muscle strengthening activity a week. For example:
- Lifting weights
- Heavy gardening
- Exercises like sit ups and push ups
- Exercises that use resistance bands
These exercises may seem more complicated but they can easily be done at home. If you don’t have weights you can lift heavy books or bottles of water, and exercises like sit ups, push up and planks don’t require any equipment. The NHS website has a five week strength and flexibility program you can follow here
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