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A range of info and advice concerning your health and well-being including sexual and mental health and safety.

Your Eating Habits

It is important to keep up a healthy lifestyle whilst living and studying in Leeds. If you eat regularly and healthily you will be the right weight and feel good in body and mind.

There are several things that could affect your eating habits as a student including:

  • Hectic lifestyles
  • A lack of routine
  • Excessive partying
  • A heavy workload
  • Homesickness
  • Cooking for yourself
  • And being in charge of your own food intake for the first time

If you're a fast food junkie, underestimate the sugar and calorie content of alcohol and soft drinks, and don't get enough exercise, then both your health and waistline could suffer.

On the other hand, reducing the amount you eat can also be detrimental to your health. If you eat too little you will find it harder to concentrate and sleep, and are likely to feel lethargic and unmotivated.

Staying Healthy

You may believe that, as a student, you can't afford to eat healthy and nutritious food. This isn't true. Making your own regular balanced meals can be the cheapest and healthiest way to eat.

For example buying fruit and vegetables from Leeds Markets.

The NHS Healthy eating pages have more information about good food, healthy recipes, losing weight, food safety and digestive health.

For useful information about all aspects of healthy living and the services available in Leeds please visit the Leeds Lets Change Website

The Leeds Wellbeing Portal is a one stop website including details of services, resources and organisations in Leeds that exist to help improve the health and wellbeing of people in Leeds.

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