Wellbeing Week 2022: Monday – Be Active
It’s Wellbeing Week at the University of Brighton, so we have put together some brilliant resources, each based around a central theme, to help you connect with other students and boost your mental health. Today’s theme is: Be Active
The first day of wellbeing week is about getting and staying active! Being active is not only great for your physical health but your mental health as well! Studies show that physical activity helps you to set and achieve goals, increases self-esteem, and creates chemical changes in your brain which enhances mood.
Whether you want to improve your level of fitness, compete in competitive sports, have fun with your friends or gain additional coaching qualifications, Sport Brighton are here to help! Sport Brighton offer a membership that includes classes, gym access and priority booking rights for classes and facilities with some fantastic student deals.
You can also access classes without a membership for just £3 per session. Check out what is on offer in Brighton and Eastbourne. There is a brand new fitness gym and studio on our Moulsecoomb campus. Follow Sport Brighton’s Instagram for all Sport Brighton Updates.
Whatever your game or level, there is a sports club or a BSU society for you! Clubs provide an opportunity for training, competition and fun. University clubs are run and organized by students for students. From archery to hockey, jujitsu to volleyball, sports clubs are a great way to connect with others with similar interests.
Parklife is the University’s social sport and physical activity programme, made up of a wide range of fun sessions to help you get active and feel part of the University community. Sessions take place at various times on both weekdays and weekends, all equipment is provided and prices start at just £1 per session for Just Move and Just Play, and for Just Learn coached sessions from only £2.
There are opportunities for students of all abilities and experience levels to play competitive and non-competitive social sport – a great opportunity to try something new, get your body moving and meet new people!
Parklife Just Learn Self-Defence classes for beginners (open to all) – Today 3-5pm for £2 – book via the Parklife sections of the Sport Brighton website or app. Enjoy a beginners’ taster session in self-defence, firstly learning a bit of theory then jumping into basic self-defence moves! Wear comfy clothes and trainers.
Swim for £2
Swim for just £2 by showing your Unicard at Freedom Leisure Pools in Brighton and Hove, or at the Eastbourne UoB Sports Centre. You can attend any open swim sessions which are available 7 days a week.
Ice skating for £6 at Brighton Royal Pavilion, Monday 21 November
Our hugely popular discounted ice skating event is back at the Brighton Royal Pavilion. Our friends at Sport Brighton can offer two 45 minute sessions available at just £6 which include skate hire. Get your skates on and book either 8pm or 9pm on 21 November.
Walking is a simple, free and easy way to get active. A brisk walk can help to build stamina and improve heart health. If you want to try and increase your steps, try getting off the bus a stop early or start your day with a 10-minute walk. If you want to explore the beautiful South Downs, the National Trust have some great free, downloadable walking routes around Sussex. Live near our Falmer site? Why not try this beautiful walk around Stanmer and Ditchling Beacon.
Walk My Dog, Falmer
Spend an hour in the fresh air playing with some friendly dogs and meeting new people, at a campus near you:
- Eastbourne 16 November 2pm-3pm – meet Queenwood