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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle at university

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According to the World Health Organisation, health is much more than the absence of disease, the food you eat or your exercise routine. It’s a state of complete mental, physical, and social wellbeing.

It might sound ambitious, but the resources on this post will help you on the journey to improve your health and wellbeing, so you can find the right balance during life at university and beyond.

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5 mental health tips in a socially distanced world

By now we all wish we could delete the words “social distancing” from our vocabulary.

It’s very easy to become overwhelmed when you’re facing isolation and uncertain times, even though the measures are necessary. With that in mind, author David Mair has put together helpful tips to support anyone struggling with the current situation.


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What is Mindfulness and how can it help?

Mindfulness isn’t just a trend -- it has multiple benefits for your personal, academic and professional life. Try these resources to find out more:

Chapter 1 of The Student Guide to Mindfulness helps you understand how adopting mindful practises can enhance your university experience.

read free chapter

Top tips from author of Mindful Teacher, Mindful School, Kevin Hawkins, contain some practical advice on mental wellbeing in stressful environments. 

read KEVIN'S top tips


3 health and wellbeing top tips

with Kaye Rabel:


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Health and Wellbeing Checklist: How to know you are done

*from Improve Your Health and Wellbeing by Kaye Rabel


I know...


I am...

I have...

I will...


Good news: If you’ve ticked every box on that checklist, you’re well underway into your transition to a healthy lifestyle!

But don’t worry if you’ve got some way to go, improving your health and wellbeing is a lifelong and rewarding journey and it’s never too late to commit to it. And remember:


“In times like these, looking after your health and wellbeing is more important than ever.”

– Kaye Rabel



Make sure you bookmark this page to refresh your memory and return to the resources in the future!