Feeling run down? Stressed? Or experiencing low mood? Getting active could be the answer for you.
Not only does exercise mean a healthier you it increases endorphins and releases feel good hormones in your body which will increase your mood. Living alone can be hard for anyone but to do it and manage deadlines, grumpy housemates, demanding partners or managing your money can be a very stressful time.
It’s important for everybody to stay active, but it can be especially beneficial if you suffer from mentalhealth problems or are feeling low.
If you aren’t into cardio, weight training or spending hours on the treadmill then you might prefer something a bit gentler, like yoga or pilates. It takes your mind off everyday stresses as you focus on the positions, it relieves tense muscles and it gives you a work out. Being active is often thought as having to go to the gym, something that can be exceptionally daunting if you suffer with mental health problems. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Being active can be anything, from dancing to your favourite songs in your room, to going for a long walk outside or just dancing in a nightclub with your best friends.
Yoga, pilates or dancing is a proven way to manage anxiety. If you want to get out the house you can find cheap local groups that offer these sorts of classes and they’re a gentle way to meet others as well or you can go along and not talk to anyone and enjoy the time away from your stresses and worries.
Joining gyms can be expensive but they normally offer a special student discount to help you save some money. One off classes are a good way to help keep the costs down if you just want to go a couple of times a month. Walking more and doing exercise from home is a great alternative that will hopefully help you feel better in the long run.
Make sure you get some time for yourself and remember you come first!
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Searched for loads of student accommodation before I found this gem amongst the rest. Really nice sizeable apartments in a great student busy location. Would highly recommend Mezzino.
Living at The Junxion has been a very homely experience for me, as from moving in on my first year of university I was a little nervous about living on my own so far away from my home in Liverpool; but that all change once I moved into my new room, as the buildings interior design gives off such a relaxing vibe that will allow you to study in peace. Although the staff in the building where so very comforting to speak to and will offer guidance on pretty much anything, as they are always there to help. Other than that I would highly recommend The Junxion to anyone as I am currently a second year living with my friend at The Junxion and I couldn’t feel more at home.
For a very spacious space with great amenities, the price is very mucb affordable. Good views and great support staff to help out at anytime of the day.
I moved to Mayfair Court 3 years ago and we love it here. My apartment is spacious and enlightened by large windows facing Wilmslow road. Commons, including a flourishing inner garden are well kept. Staff are friendly and always there to help, and the community is diverse. Location is very convenient. There’s a bus stop at the foot of the building, a supermarket across the street, Bodey Medical Centre behind the supermarket, and plenty of restaurants and pubs around. I'm happy to call this place our home while in Manchester.
Excelente ubicacion, atencion y servicio. Muy cuidado todo, las recepcionistas siempre ayudando y dando atencion. Lo recomiendo.
I loved it there !
Brickworks is a great home for whoever comes to live in Dublin for a while.
The friendliness of the staff along with the welcoming environment make for a great place to live. When I first entered the room, it felt like a hotel room : comfortable, modern and very liveable.
The neighborhood is as calm as it gets and you get to the most animated streets in 15mn.
The sunset view on the rooftop is the cherry on the cake.