Busy students tend to prioritise studying and socialising at university, and it’s easy to neglect staying healthy, fit, and looking after your mental health. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is essential for your overall well-being and success in your studies.
Eating well and staying fit doesn’t have to look like going to the gym five times a week and eating boring meals every day. There are plenty of ways to feel good and eat well at university while still enjoying yourself. For example, taking a walk between lectures or trying a new fitness class with friends can be a fun way to stay active.
It’s also important to make time for your mental health. Whether it’s practising mindfulness, joining a club or society, or talking to a counsellor, there are many resources available to support your mental well-being. Remember, taking care of yourself should always be a top priority. By implementing small changes in your daily routine, you can maintain a healthy lifestyle while still managing your busy schedule as a student.
Fitting exercise in a busy university schedule can be hard sometimes, there are plenty of gym programmes around all university campuses that offer student memberships that are a lot more flexible. Is the gym not for you? Walking to university has its benefits, even if it’s only a 5 minute walk, it wakes you up for your lecture, is cost effective as you’re not paying for the bus and could be a good socialising activity if you buddy up with someone that lives close to you.
Going on your daily ‘mental health walk’ can be a bit of a cliche, but it really can help! It can be a fun way to get to know your new city and explore new areas you haven’t seen before. Keeping fit comes with a myriad of health benefits. It makes you feel good, gives you more energy, destresses, and helps you sleep better.
Many of the Mezzino locations come with exercise facilities to help you along the way and give you some exercise variety. Well equipped gyms, table tennis tables, and secure cycle storage are there to help you easily get started on your fitness journey.
In terms of eating well, meal prep can be a lifesaver for busy students. Set aside some time on the weekends to prepare healthy meals for the week ahead. You can also experiment with different recipes and cuisines to keep things interesting. Additionally, there are many healthy snack options like fruits, nuts, and veggies that you can keep on hand for when you’re on the go.
Eating well doesn’t always mean preparing a fresh home cooked meal every day, especially when you’re a university student. Sometimes, opting for easy and quick meals like instant noodles is the best option and it’s completely fine to have them in moderation. Fortunately, there are lots of cheap and tasty foods out there that you can rely on. A classic university meal like beans on toast has plenty of nutrients and a quick tip: you can elevate baked beans by adding chilli or curry powder.
If you’re struggling for recipe ideas check out one of our latest posts with delicious student one-pot wonders! 🍲 https://www.instagram.com/p/CsbIdGWhwat/
For the full method’s check out BBC Good Food’s student recipes: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/student-recipes
Moving away from home presents the perfect opportunity to improve your cooking skills. You don’t have to start with complex recipes – begin with easy ones like a simple pasta bake recipe found online or even a stir fry which can be quick and easy to cook. Remember, practice makes perfect!
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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.
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.
I had an excellent experience living in Brickworks during the last year in Dublin! All the staff members were always very friendly and did everything they could to make people feel welcome and we had a very good atmosphere among the residents. The flats themselves were comfortable and provided excellent living and working space, and the proximity to the city centre means you can experience the Dublin atmosphere. I have met many people and friends that I will take with me for life. If I were to live in Dublin, I would not hesitate to live in Brickworks again, it really was a great place to live!
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.
Excelente ubicacion, atencion y servicio. Muy cuidado todo, las recepcionistas siempre ayudando y dando atencion. Lo recomiendo.
I have been living in Brickworks about 7 months. Brickworks is a great place to live in. The location is really convenient (close to city center, good public transportation, near the supermarket and so on...). The buildings are pretty new (well maintained and very clean) it also offers study rooms, cinema room, gym, roof top party room and terrace. There are a lot of common areas for entertainment (PlayStation, Pool, table tennis...). Additionally, free coffee and tea services are amazing!
Brickworks team all of them are AWESOME. They are always up for helping... I highly recommend the Brickworks for people who need a place to call home... Thanks for everything.