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Self-care top tips

Combining study with a job or a family, living away from home for the first time, or being on a tight budget can all impact on our ‘healthy habits’. Here are some ideas of how you can look after your physical and mental wellbeing: 

1. Eat a balanced diet

  • Holistic nutrition includes consciously eating healthy foods that promote vibrant physical and mental health, while supporting a strong immune system and preventing disease
  • Eat a variety of nutrient-rich foods including at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day, whole grains, and good fats in moderation
  • Try to minimise refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, artificial additives, and artificial sweeteners such as aspartame

2. Get active

  • 30 minutes energetic cycling or walking a day can be just as healthy as going to the gym, although we have also agreed a corporate partnership for discounted High Life Highland membership to help you with this.

3. Give up smoking

  • Why not take this opportunity to think about quitting? For help and guidance you can visit the NHS Stop Smoking website or call the NHS Smokeline on 0800 84 84 84
  • You can also access advice and support from Quit Your Way Scotland

4. Get enough sleep

  • Sleep researchers recommend 7-8 hours sleep a night

5. Relax and have fun

  • Find time to unwind and do the things you enjoy

6. Be moderate: