The festive period has officially started; it is officially the time of the year when you will find yourself going out to more and more parties. We all know this time of year is generally the unhealthiest and we don’t blame you – it’s time to let your hair down after the long year you’ve had. But we want you to know how you can stay fit and walk into the new year feeling great. After all exercising regularly is medicine for your mind, right?
PRIVATE GYM - BENEFITS OF EXERCISING
At Herbal Hill Studios, all students have exclusive access to our on-site free gym facility 24/7. What?! A gym in Central London that you don’t have to pay a penny for? Yes, you are hearing that right! We know that living out for university is very daunting as it is and that is why we at Herbal Hill Studios aim to make this as comfortable a transition for you as possible. Not only are you saving your money, but also by working out regularly you are exercising your mind, in turn keeping you motivated for you studies.
Recent studies have indicated that cases of depression and other mental health issues have reached record levels especially amongst students living out for university. It is completely normal to feel stressed and have bursts of feeling down from time to time. However, did you know that working out regularly can enhance your mental wellbeing and have a positive impact on your mood. It is recommended that you should aim to be active for at least half an hour every day. You are lucky to be staying with us because your gym facility is less than a minute walk away from your private studio flat – well you just have to get yourself to the lift!
Regularly exercising is known to boost your mood because of the ‘feel good’ hormones that are released in your body which make you feel more happiness. An increased mood in turn reduces levels of stress. Whenever you’re stressed and need a break from your studies, why not just head down to the gym facility to take your mind off things?
Once you start exercising regularly, you will inevitably see changes to your body such as loss of weight and more toned muscles. Feeling good about your body can be a huge boost for your self-esteem and self confidence reaping countless benefits for your mind and in turn performance in your studies.
Exercise is also known to build intelligence and strengthen your memory, because of overall improvements in brain performance. This is why when you are in need of a break or are looking for an idea or breakthrough, it is a well-known idea to go out for a walk or jog.
Stressing about university and studies will of course mean countless nights where you just can’t sleep because your anxiety and stress levels are reaching sky-high. Maintaining a routine and exercising regularly can actually help you to sleep better. Physical activity increases your body temperature which helps your mind to stay calm and clear, leaving you ready for your beauty sleep.
You can even make exercise into a social activity – head down to the gym facility with your friends, or even make new friends there!