Stay healthy

Health, happiness and academic success are all linked. That's why we have created the Student Health strategy to support you. If you would like to contribute to the development of this work, please email us with your comments and suggestions.

We support the Nottingham City Decade of Better Health campaign launched in 2010 to help Nottingham people think about their own health, and make healthier lifestyle choices.

Also see Looking after yourself - Your guide to health and wellbeing at Nottingham Trent University PDF icon

Top tips on how to keep safe and well

Eat well

A good balanced diet will help you stay fit and well and fight off any illnesses. Look out for the market stalls on campus, making getting your five-a-day even easier. It is also important to:

  • base your meals on starchy foods
  • eat lots of fruit and vegetables
  • eat more fish
  • cut down on saturated fat and sugar
  • try to eat less salt (no more than six grams a day)
  • drink plenty of water
  • eat breakfast.

The above information is taken from the Food Standards Agency website. You can also get healthy food ideas from the following sources:

Stay active

Regular physical exercise is key to staying fit and healthy at university. You don't need to be a sport fan to get exercise, here are some simple ways to stay active:

  • Get off the bus or tram one stop early and walk the rest of the way.
  • Use the stairs instead of the lift.
  • Try doing a few gentle exercises while watching television.
  • Walk briskly for 30 minutes, five times a week.

See more ideas on how to stay active. 

Getting more physical activity can also a way of helping the environment. Find out more about how NTU is moving towards environmental sustainability and how you can be part of the movement on our EcoWeb. This includes our cycle scheme UCycle.

Sports and fitness
Make the most of our sporting facilities, fitness suites, exercise classes, football and netball leagues, and sports clubs.

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