Looking after yourself at university

June 1, 2020 4:50 pm

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Going to university is an incredibly exciting and daunting time. For some it is the first time that they have been away from home for extended periods of time and this can cause worries and anxiety to surface or for some it can cause a rebellious streak. Here are some ways in which you can look after yourself at university.

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Get enough to drink – and we don’t mean alcohol! It is important to ensure that you are drinking enough water. Long lectures, late study nights and then inevitable evenings out will all take their toll on your body and you need to make sure that you are hydrated.

Cover it up – being exposed to new people and the excitement of making new friendships and starting new relationships can mean your usual pragmatic approach to safe sex goes out the window. Make sure that you are safe and if you find that you have been exposed to an STI or are concerned you should contact https://www.bexleysexualhealth.org/home_sti_kits/ to have a Chlamydia Testing kits Bexley way sent to you.

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Eat – this might seem obvious but with money tight and schedule hectic it can be tempting to skip meals. But you need the extra energy to be able to concentrate, study and retain information as well as to ensure your immune system is functioning at its best.