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Student Health


Why is exercise good for you?

Exercise is good for your health and fitness but is also very good for your mental wellbeing.

Exercise gives you energy and makes you feel calmer which is particularly useful during exam periods.

Practising regularly will keep you at a healthy weight and lower your risk of major illnesses.

You only need to do 150mn  (2h30mn) of moderate intensity physical activity a week to stay healthy.

The NHS provides further information on the benefits of exercises. 

Where do I start?

There are plenty of opportunities for exercise at Queen Mary University of London.

The Student Union through its fitness centre Qmotion, its Get Active programme and Club sports offers a wide range of sports, activities and classes.

You can also check the Students Societies.

Other cheap classes are offered through Tower Hamlets Idea Stores.

No time for to physical exercise?

Here are some tips to help you get Some moderate intensity physical activity:

  • Walk or cycle to your lectures instead of travelling by public transport
  • Use the stairs instead of the lift or escalators
  • Rent or buy an exercise DVD. Share the cost (and fun) with your housemates
  • When going out, try to go out dancing
  • Go for a jog before college or after or in between classes
  • At lunchtime or weekends, kick a football or play volley ball with your friends or go for a stroll. Victoria Park is only 15mn walk away
  • Go for walks at the week-end to discover Tower Hamlets
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