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 is 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 believes 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 class. 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, you could take a look at the BBC's healthy eating section on their Good Food website.
Be active: Get involved in one of our Fitness and Wellbeing 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, but this can have adverse effects on your physical and mental wellbeing. For further information and support, Drink Aware has some useful information. You can also get in touch with London Met's team of trained counsellors.