Staying Active at University

Life at university consists of multiple ready-meals, takeaways, drinking and sitting around for long periods of time. This is why, it is important to stay active throughout your time at university in order prevent yourself putting on weigh or simply becoming unfit.

It is a well known fact that when you improve your physical fitness, your mental fitness is also improved. This will help you deal better with the stress of university work and thus improve your assignments.

There are plenty of ways to stay fit and active while you’re at university. Hopefully, this article will give you some ideas on ways you can keep healthy through exercise while simultaneously keeping on top of your work and living on a budget.

  1. Societies. There are so many sports societies at university that give you the opportunity to keep active from pole dancing to rugby. This way you can keep fit while maintaining a social life.

    Plus, you’ll feel far less guilty about all those Wednesday socials if you’re working it off in the week!

  2. Sports clubs outside of university. If societies aren’t for you, there are plenty of different sports clubs around Worcester you could join.

    For example, I am a member of a adult dance class outside the university. I’ve had the opportunity to meet a wide variety of different people and different age groups and. Furthermore, going to dance has become a refreshing break from university life.

  3. University gym. The university has a gym on both city campus and St. Johns, meaning you can attend whichever is closed to you. The gym is free to use by anyone who lives in university managed accommodation.

    For non-resident students, the gym is still only £11.50 a month, or £63.70 a semester. This is still much cheaper than joining a gym outside the university.

    Plus, the university gym is a great place to go after a lecture or during a study break. Even if you only go for half an hour, it is still a great way to introduce yourself to exercise and still helps keep you active.

  4. University Mile. You may have noticed the university signs on the floor around St. Johns campus which lead you on a mile long walk/run around the campus.

    Not only is this a great way to see all there is to offer at the campus, being so close to home makes it the perfect opportunity to exercise in breaks.

    Much like the university gym, this is a great way to do a small but regular amount of exercise to keep your body active at university.

It is really important to keep fit at university yet exercise is something a lot of people fail to do during their degree.
Many people don’t realise just how easy it is to stay active, and so I hope this article has helped you develop ways you can keep your body, and therefore your mind, active.