Healthy Living – Active Lifestyles

Health and Wellbeing

How you feel and cope with day to day life and the challenges you face can reflect on your overall wellbeing. 

Student life can be a busy and stressful time and simply being aware of your mental health and small changes you can make are important. According to the charity, Mind "If you experience low mental wellbeing over a long period of time, you are more likely to develop a mental health problem.
 
The fitness and recreation team firmly believe that it is important to look after your health and wellbeing in all aspects of life and we continue to work with staff and students to help in any way we can! Below are a few routes to wellbeing: 
 
Connect: Do something new, have a massage or do a yoga clas. simply doing a kind gesture for a stranger could make both parties feel so much better. A smile can go a long way...
 
Be healthy: If you need a quick and healthy meal, please have a look at the recipes from the Universities catering company for some inspiration.
 
Be active: Get involved in one of our Active Lifestyles classes, get a sweat on and your heart rate going and feel better for it. We have a wide range of classes to interest you, whether you're looking for something with music you can dance to, or a fun recreational class such as badminton or touch rugby. Release stress and get your endorphins going!

A lot of people turn to alcohol when they are stressed, for futher information and support, Drink Aware have created some useful information. You can also get in touch with London Met's team of trained counsellors.

Our Active Lifestyles programme offers a wide range of classes for students and staff. From the recreational to the more holistic, we have classes to help you relax, concentrate and stay active. 

We're open from early until late to fit around your schedule – please note our gym term-time opening hours:
 
Monday to Friday: 8am to 10pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11am to 7pm