Here is one drug addiction that is very much under the radar, but so common in the average student diet. Sugar. Very few of us really understand the damage that excessive consumption can do to our bodies, and the part they play in weight gain. Now we are at University we have the freedom to eat what we want, we could easily fall victim to one of the most highly addictive drugs.
It’s the end of term, you are beginning to pack up your essentials (don’t forget the Christmas jumper!) to drive, bus or train it back home for some family time. If you can’t afford a Christmas roast dinner with your housemates why not do something fun but still just as festive? It will provide a great opportunity to bond with your housemates and have a nice warm cosy evening in full of films and laughs about what you’ll be getting up to over the Christmas holidays.
Don’t get me wrong – I have some good memories from Valentine’s Days past. But now that everything red, pink and fluffy is appearing as soon as Christmas is over, Valentine’s Day seems to be getting a bit old. Unlike other holidays there is no guarantee of presents, no reason to get drunk that doesn’t involve self-pity, and no greater meaning to be taken away at the end of it all. Even if you like endless teddy bear cards, there has to be something better to do on the 14th of February than watch some non-funny rom com while waiting for an acceptable moment for a PDA.
Being a student means living off a student loan, or maybe a small amount of cash from part-time work whilst you’re studying. This means being careful with your money and budgeting where possible. Therefore, students are forever trying to find deals, money off here, free items there…but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself and […]
The typical fresher puts on an average of 15 pounds (or just over a stone!) in their first year at university, so that news may be welcoming to those of you struggling to get into your old pairs of jeans – you’re not on your own! Summer is as good a time as any to cleanse your body of all that junk food you may have been eating over the past year or so and start afresh with a healthy diet that will leave you feeling refreshed.