You are more likely to achieve in your studies if you take part in regular exercise. Even making small changes in everyday life such as taking the stairs, or cycling to University can make a difference.
Be Well is a scheme to help us make small changes so we can live a balanced lifestyle.
Be Well breaks down health into five themes to show that being healthy is about making small positive changes over a few different areas. Balance is the key and Be Well has been designed to help you identify the small areas you can focus on to improve your overall wellbeing. The best part is you don’t have to be perfect in all of them, just try to do a bit of everything to have some balance.
The five areas are:
- Be Active
- Be Mindful
- Be Healthy
- Be Connected
- Be You
As well as advice and tips in the pages below you can visit our Be Well Blog for advice and ideas from students about staying healthy or visit our events page for the latest news on Wellbeing activities you can get involved in.
Mindfulness is about being aware of the present and what is going on both inside and outside ourselves. This can help us become more aware and deal better with situations. Mindfulness can help to manage stress better, improve general health and physical health.
One of the biggest areas of Be Well means being healthy is an great place to make some small changes, whether that’s eating better, getting more sleep, quitting smoking or drinking less, Be Healthy has some great tips.
There are a number of surprising health benefits to friendships and communities including lower blood pressure and a decreased risk of depression. This can often be the result of having your own support network you can turn to when needed or having people who make you laugh and share the same interests.
Celebrating You can have a big impact on your health and wellbeing. Be You looks at some of those components such as faith, sexuality and culture that can reflect on who you are and help you to become the best version of yourself.