Physical Health Wellbeing


Information here can be found on a number of different topics surrounding Physical health and wellbeing. Click on each topic to see an overview of what each one is and see some useful tips including some links to external sites. 

Exercise and Fitness

Exercise does so much more than keep you in shape. It also keeps you mentally and emotionally healthy.
Keeping fit reduces anxiety, stress and depression.

Industry research suggests that exercise can improve the symptoms of mild depression and even prevent a relapse in depression. Being physically active can help you lead a healthier and happier life. It can boost your self-esteem, improve the quality of your sleep and enhance your mood and energy.

Exercise also has medical benefits and can lower the risk of certain conditions. The risk of type 2 diabetes and colon cancer can be reduced by up to 50%, while depression, dementia and early death can all be reduced by up 30%. Source: NHS Choices.

How much exercise should I be doing to stay fit and healthy?
It is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and World Health Organisation (WHO) that we do 20 minutes of physical activity every day. Making exercise part of our daily life is the easiest way to increase your fitness levels, so consider cycling or walking to work. The more active you are, the better you will feel.

Local Gyms

There are a number of gyms local to the college, here are just a few below.
Most gyms offer a trial or special offer to new members and some offer student discounts. It is best to find a gym that you feel comfortable in so visit a few and see which feels best before committing to anything!


Sleep - Teen Sleep Hub

Teen Sleep Hub

Our aim?
It’s quite simple really. We want you to get the support you need to achieve a good night’s sleep. Sometimes you may feel you have little or no control over your sleep but we’re here to make sure you get access to accurate, relevant information so you can make informed choices about your sleep, but also the tools to help you put it into practice. Together we will empower you to make changes to your own sleep patterns, putting you at the centre of discussions around your sleep needs.

Delayed Sleep Phase
You’re not lazy. You’re just a teen! You can’t help that you release melatonin later in the evening so you feel awake long past bedtime, and that when your alarm goes off for college, you just want to crawl back under the duvet

Run out of time to sleep? It’s no surprise that happens when you’ve fitted in schoolwork, exercising, chores and chatting with family and friends. Something has to give and it’s usually your sleep. But did you know that actually getting a good night’s sleep will make you better at all of the above?
Social Media , Screen Time & Peer Pressure
Screen activity too close to bedtime interferes with your sleep, making it harder to fall asleep and leaving you looking less than fresh the next day– not a good look for that morning Instagram post!

Why better sleep?
It happens to the best of us. Lots of things can cause us to be anxious – whether that’s school, friendships and relationships, or even home life. The important thing is to deal with the worries so they don’t impact on your mental health and your sleep.

If you have difficulty falling asleep, a regular bedtime routine will help you wind down and prepare for bed.

Few people manage to stick to strict bedtime routines. This is not much of a problem for most people, but for people with insomnia, irregular sleeping hours are unhelpful.

Your routine depends on what works for you, but the most important thing is working out a routine and sticking to it.

Stretching and Yoga

15 Minute Full Body Stretch - Daily Routine Video

Yoga PE - Mind | Yoga with Adriene

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