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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 …

8 Simple ways to get the most out of your UoN Sports and Fitness Membership

With the launch of our Early Bird membership, we want to make sure that you are making the best use of your membership, for your needs. Therefore we provided 8 simple ways to get the most out of your UoN Sport and Fitness Membership. Are you exhausted from a long day in the library and …

Sports Injury Clinic | University of Nottingham helping runners avoid injury ahead of London Marathon

With less than a week to go until the Virgin London Marathon on 22nd April, many runners an fundraisers will be coming to the end of a lengthy training programme to get in shape for the gruelling race ahead. The team of experts at the Sports Injury Clinic in David Ross Sports Village are well …

5 benefits of Swimming Crash Courses at David Ross Sports Village

Swimming is an excellent form of exercise for all ages and abilities. It’s never too late to gain the benefits from swimming and aside from being an enjoyable activity,  swimming burns calories, so helps you lose weight, feel happier and healthier. At our 25m eight-lane indoor pool at David Ross Sports Village we offer a number of crash …