Enhancing wellbeing: the power of helping others and staying connected

helping others

Helping others Helping others helps to stimulate the reward centres in your brain is actually really great for your wellbeing. It must be true, there is no selfless good deed! But that’s not the point. If you are able to help anyone in need, through volunteering, offering to get some bits from the shops or […]

Active living: enhancing your physical and mental wellbeing

Active circuits

It’s so important for us to stay active. It can be so easy not to do much, especially if we are working desk based and sitting for long periods. Making sure you stay active will help to improve your physical and mental health massively. Here are a few reasons why:  Mentally it will release endorphins, […]

Maximising sleep quality: essential habits for wellbeing and productivity

Alarm clock

Healthy habits for a restful night’s sleep Sleep plays a vital role in how we feel on a day to day basis. It’s the backbone of good health and arguably the most important factor or ‘the base of the pyramid’. When we sleep we repair cells, become stronger, process information and store and increase knowledge. […]

Healthy eating tips: energy, mood, and meal planning

healthy eating

Importance of healthy eating habits and timing for energy and mood Ever notice how you feel after indulging in some less healthy meals or snacks? Lethargic, low on energy and low in mood? When we eat well, we can feel so much more energised and happier. Timing of eating is important too and can affect […]

Balancing Life Survey – Win Love2Shop Vouchers!

Balancing Life

Have your say about what the university could do to support you to become more physically active. Take part in the Balancing Life Survey for your chance to win a Love2shop voucher. Run annually by the Sport and Physical Activity Service, the short survey provides vital insight into the health and wellbeing levels among our […]

Spring Break Activity Timetable 2023

May bank holiday

Our sports facilities on campus are open throughout the spring break and we have some great activities lined up to help you create a wellbeing break into your day. From local walking trips in nature to indoor climbing sessions and exercise classes – there’s plenty to keep you active over the break. Classes and activities Check […]

Fresh Start Festival Activity Timetable 2023

Fresh Start Festival

Monday 30 January – Sunday 5 February After the incredible launch in January 2022, the Fresh Start Festival is set to return – a week of fun activities delivered collaboratively between the University and LUU. The Fresh Start Festival aims to bring the whole University community together, giving you the chance to make connections with […]

Winter Break Activity Timetable 2022

Staying In Leeds?

Our sports facilities on campus are open throughout the winter break and we have some great out of term activities lined up for you to get involved with. From a walking trip in Saltaire to indoor climbing sessions and exercise classes – there’s something for everyone. You can also get involved in our ‘12 days of […]

Balancing Life 2022 Survey Results

Balancing Life

Results of Sport and Physical Activity’s (SPA) 2022 Balancing Life Survey results have been published, providing an insight into the activity and wellbeing levels of our University community. 1,000 staff and students took part in Balancing Life this year. Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the survey. Key results A total […]