In the midst of all the new and exciting things University has to offer, looking after your health and fitness can quickly become an afterthought. And before you know it, you’re feeling sluggish, struggling with work and generally not your best you.

Student life need not be that way! So were here to give you a quick heads up on exactly why you should make the effort to exercise and how you can do it without breaking the bank.

So apart from the obvious, why should I bother?

We all know the basics, regular exercise is the best way of keeping your body feeling fit, healthy and strong. But it is easy to underestimate just how big the benefits are to your mental, social and academic well-being. By getting your body moving just a few times a week, you will:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Improve sleep
  • Boost your feel-good neurotransmitters known as endorphins
  • Boost concentration and improve mental focus
  • Meet new, like-minded friends

How can I stay active on a budget?

Sports & Fitness Centre Membership

Take advantage of their Welcome Offer, a 12 month all-inclusive membership for just £124.95! (That’s just over £10 per month!) The membership includes access to a state of the art fitness suite, racket sports, fitness classes and much more. Find out more.

Athletic Union

If you’re handy at a particular sport, or fancy trying your hand at something new, the Athletic Union has over 50 teams of varying levels for you to take part in and get competitive!

Campus Sport

Whether you’re new to exercise or want to continue your passion for competition, Campus Sport runs weekly turn up and play sessions of different sports that are either free or a small one-off fee. No membership, no commitment, just fun!

Get outside!

And remember, there’s a big wild world out there! So stretch those legs and get walking, running or cycling around the local area. You’ll be amazed at what you stumble across.