Page written and resources collated by Miriam Grace and Mary McCabe, Senior Wellbeing Practitioners
Our physical health is important as it can help or hinder our ability to learn, socialise and participate in all the important parts of University life. It also links to our mental wellbeing.
Maintaining physical health includes:
- getting enough sleep
- eating a healthy balanced diet
- drinking plenty of water
- safe use of alcohol
- using contraception
- avoiding drugs (including too much caffeine)
- maintaining vitamin D level by getting fresh air or taking a supplement.
It also includes managing new symptoms and ongoing physical conditions e.g. asthma, eczema and diabetes, with the help of the local chemist, GP and practice nurses. There are also national and local support forums/services for specific problems including diabetes, asthma, skin conditions etc.