February 23, 2016, by Laura Estrop
Healthy U Week: Get involved and get active!
By Andriana Petrova
Did you know that physical activity can help you beat the stress, boost your mood, and give you more energy? Not only that but also that exercise is a powerful tool to reduce risk of serious illnesses too?
One whole week dedicated to helping you stay healthy, both physically and mentally. There are plenty of factors that affect your well-being, from living away from home, to living on a student budget or struggling with a work life balance. We’ve all been there. University life has its challenges, that’s why, this week the Healthy U team, UoN Sport and UoN Engage have joined forces r to give you the opportunity to get active, get free health advice and start to get balance back in to your life. From how to get active to mental health advice – it is all included.
Kick-start your Monday
Give your week a kick-start with an early morning session of tennis or a special well-being workout on Monday. These, together with our Active Tone and Supported Fitness Inductions classes, are designed to give you the perfect level of intensity to leave you feeling great and energetic throughout the day. Join as many as you want next Monday! At lunchtime, come to our stall in the Portland Building to talk to our very own sports staff and get some advice and information on physical activity, sports and getting involved. Finish off your ‘Get active’ Monday at University Park Sports Centre with Engage for either a fun Trampoline session or a challenging gym fit session.
Why stop after one day?
Exercise has so many positive effects it is worth keeping it up. Join us for another session of healthy exercise on Mental Health Awareness Day on Thursday 3 March. We have a great variety of opportunities to get involved including Debbie’s walking challenge at Jubilee Fitness Suite, running from 8am to 8pm and you can join at any time. Enjoyed the sessions on Monday? Join us again for a Well-being workout, Active Tone or Supported Fitness Induction classes. Pick what you like and join in. These exercise classes together with our amazing workshops on mental health, healthy eating and more are the perfect combination to boost your health and health awareness.
The great news is that if you enjoyed getting active during the week, you can always keep it up with Engage. We offer more than 20 different sports running weekly throughout the term on all three campuses. This is your chance to try something new. Check out our timetable and see what else we offer. There is plenty of choice, just have to find what it is you love!
To find out the full list of classes and activities taking place next week, visit our website. If HealthyU Week inspires you to stay active then have a look at our Engage programme who run weekly sport and fitness classes!