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Home work out essentials that won’t break the bank

There’s no doubt we’re all missing the gym and many of us may be stuck for ideas at home without our favourite equipment and weights. It may be tempting to invest in some fancy fitness equipment but rest assured you don’t need to spend big to meet your fitness goals. As part of our blog …

Creating your home workout plan: UoN Sport’s top tips

Our daily routines have all dramatically changed over the last few weeks as we adjust to life during the Coronavirus pandemic and the vital social distancing measures this necessitates. The team at University of Nottingham Sport are on hand to ensure that you can continue to stay active from the comfort of your own home …

Easy ways to boost your immune system with micro nutrients

With food shopping now restricted to ensure vital social distancing guidelines are met, it’s important to make the most of the ingredients you have in stock. Cooking healthy, nutritious meals will keep you feeling good and can be a fun thing to do together as a household too. As part of our new blog series …

Guest Blogger | Using sport to aid wellbeing with Men’s Health Active

Men’s Health Active (MHA) is entering its first full academic year as a campaign, and as one of the New MHA Sports Ambassadors I am keen to build of the work that was put in last year, as well as feedback from the previous Ambassadors, Champions and Participants. The end goal of MHA is to …

Top 5 Health Benefits from using the Sauna

With the addition of the Health and Wellbeing suite to the David Ross Sports Village, we thought you might want to know about the scientifically proven health benefits to a regular 10 minutes in the sauna. Feel less stressed We understand sitting in the heat with nothing to do is incredibly relaxing however there is science …

Seven things every person thinks when joining a new group exercise class

Group exercise classes are a great way to work out, they add variety to your routine and all you have to do is book and turn up. There is no need to plan a workout, this is all done for you! However if an exercise class is new ground for you, do not be intimidated …

Stay healthy during the exam period

At UoN Sport we understand that exam time is a roller-coaster of emotions, you might wake up super motivated but by 10am you’re struggling to concentrate and your week old washing up is more attractive to you than turning another page of your notes. If you get to that stage we advise you take regular breaks …

How to Keep Fit during the Month of Ramadan

University of Nottingham Sport will be extending their offer during Ramadan to accommodate for members who will be fasting over the next month. We will be offering extended opening times, 1-1 fitness programmes and guidance. One of our instructors, who is providing 1-1 fitness programmes during this month, has created some top tips on keeping …

Heads Up | It’s time to discuss concussion in sport

Following the incident this week at White Hart lane which saw Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen sustain a serious head injury in the Champions League Semi-Final, it is a good time to talk about concussions. We spoke to University of Nottingham Sport Physiotheraspist, Desi Gillespie, for her insight into the protocol of assessment and to learn …

5 Good coping mechanisms through the January Blues and Exam Period

Coming back to Nottingham in January for exams can be a massive reality check after a festive period filled with food, family and friends. Here are our top tips on coping with the stressful exam period and reality check in the New Year.   Get exercise and fresh air each day Getting out of the …