We all know that exercise and fresh air is good for you, but it can be hard to motivate yourself to get out and about when you’re not feeling up to it. There are plenty of opportunities at Birmingham to help you get started, including beginners yoga classes, and 1:1 sessions with a qualified trainer at the Sports and Fitness Centre.
Freddie, 3rd year Business Management and Spatial Planning
“I manage my stress with a little physical exercise. Exercise makes me feel mentally refreshed and ready to put in some good hours work afterwards - and make sure you keep eating good nutritious main meals.”
We’re lucky to have a beautiful park at the heart of campus, if you need to take a break from the library to stretch your legs. When you exercise your body releases endorphins which really do make you feel better. Give it a go - whether it’s a short walk, a fun sports class, or an intense gym session; take your time to find something you enjoy.
Find out more about sport and fitness at Birmingham.
Harvey, 2nd year Modern Languages
“Me and my housemates often cook big dishes like fajitas together, to spread the cost and have a catch up over some good food.”
Being a student doesn’t mean you have to live on frozen pizzas and takeaways. There are lots of different places to eat on campus, whether you want noodles, a salad, a burrito, or a classic fish and chips. Sometimes choosing the healthy option can make you feel better, not just physically but mentally too. Although it’s about finding a balance that works for you - occasionally having the pizza won’t hurt. There are also plenty of halal, vegetarian and vegan options available on campus. You might also find that cooking with your friends and flatmates is not only fun and cheap but also a great way to stay healthy, enjoy a variety of dishes and relax at the end of the day.
Check out all the dining options on campus.