A healthy diet for a healthy life
Your diet has an enormous role to play in your wellbeing. Looking after yourself from the inside will help to give you the energy and strength you need to cope with the demands of university life. Not just in the physical sense, but emotionally and mentally too.
A varied, healthy menu from the five food groups will help you get the nutrients your body needs to function well. Fruit and vegetables should make up a third of your diet. Your recommended five daily portions will provide a wide range of vitamins and minerals, along with plenty of fibre for good digestion. Eating in moderation will help you maintain a healthy weight while contributing to a healthy heart.
Another essential part of your daily diet is water.
Vital to life, it has a role to play in every cell in your body. Throughout the day, you naturally lose water through sweat, urine, breathing and tears. Experts recommend drinking eight glasses of water each day to top your levels back up and avoid becoming dehydrated. Symptoms of dehydration include lack of energy, a shortened concentration span, headaches, and nausea. Keeping a bottle of water in your bag or on your desk should make it easy to stay quenched all day.
In partnership with Chartwells, City is committed to bringing you health options throughout campus. So you can eat fresh, nutritious food even when you're on the move.
- Eatwell - Information from the Food Standards Agency on food and nutrition, you can find information including games, a calorie calculator and a Body Mass Index calculator.