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Tag: Health and Wellbeing

The Power of Putting Yourself First.
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The Power of Putting Yourself First.

Shay Gray explains, from personal experience, the importance of taking care of your mental health at University. Warning: this article discusses topics of anxiety attacks and suicidal ideation. Let’s not sugar coat it: University is kind of scary. You’re away from your family and living alone for quite possibly the first time in your life, you’re surrounded by total strangers, you’re studying more than you’ve ever studied before, and you’re paying a bucket load to do it. Because of that, students tend to put their mental health in the back seat. I’m here to beg you not to do that. When I entered my second year in 2017, I was excited, but I was also overwhelmed. This was the first year that actually counted towards my overall graduation grade, and that was terrifying. It all start...
5 Benefits of Martial Arts for Health and Wellbeing
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5 Benefits of Martial Arts for Health and Wellbeing

Martial arts tend to be grouped together as tough, even manly sports however, this is not the case. There are so many diverse styles and they will all teach you to defend yourself. Whilst this may seem daunting, in reality, all clubs will be friendly and willing to teach a complete beginner. One of the secrets of martial arts is that no one cares how good you are, you will always be welcome at any club so long as you want to learn. Not only are they great physical exercise but they also benefit your mental health and wellbeing: Increased Mobility & Co-ordination Physically, through a combination of slow, controlled movements and fast reaction based sparring you can increase mobility and bodily co-ordination. Both traditional and modern martial arts require stretching in class, ...