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Month: March 2020

Practicing self- care through food

Practicing self- care through food

Times are particularly tough right now, and as we all settle into isolation, many of us are worried about the effects on our mental health. Here are our top tips for using food to nurture yourself and stay healthy, happy… and sane! Eat Regularly If you go long periods of time without eating, your body can’t function at its best. Skipping meals can result in fatigue and/or headaches. Include a balance of carbohydrates, proteins and fats throughout the day to provide your body with what it needs. Having a…

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Cooking with Siobhán

Cooking with Siobhán

As part of ‘Wellness Wednesday’ the Well Crew along with Siobhán Joyce from ‘Bowl – A – Granola’ have begun cooking demonstrations in The HUB. These demonstrations are designed to be healthy and affordable for everyone. They have been taking place each Wednesday from 10 -12 p.m. Week 1 saw all participants ‘learn to love lentils’ and in Week 2 we saw how easy it is to ‘transform our leftovers’ into nutritious, easy and affordable meals. Cooking has been well-…

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Keep your routines up during self- isolation

Keep your routines up during self- isolation

How do you keep a healthy structure to your day during these weeks? It is quiet possible that your daily routine has become affected, but it is especially important at this time to keep some structure in your daily activities. It can be helpful to make a plan for yourself in the morning or the night before by including some of the tips below.

Is the Hub the best place to chill on campus?

Is the Hub the best place to chill on campus?

The Hub has been around for quite some time and it’s surprising that not all students are aware of it. The Hub is a place where students can chill with their friends, play board games, pool, foosball and most importantly, COOK! Of course, one can chill at Smokey’s café (If you’re lucky enough to get a seat) and you can microwave your food whenever. But! The hub has plenty of seating and has an entire kitchen. The facility has three…

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Good Samaritan aims to aid students’ mental health with free hot meals

Good Samaritan aims to aid students’ mental health with free hot meals

The atmosphere on campus on a Sunday afternoon is one unbeknownst to many students, who either go home for the weekends, are working, or even a lucky few who are just sleeping in. However, many people who frequent the place at this hour could tell you that it’s often a stressful climate, full of students who would rather be anywhere else. “Generally, the people in college on a Sunday really have to be there for whatever reason, and not by…

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Improve your moves-How to incorporate more movement into your daily life!

Improve your moves-How to incorporate more movement into your daily life!

How much do you a move a day? As students, we can be quite sedentary and with long days in lectures, we may struggle to get our recommended 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise a day, five days a week. Physical activity is essential to improve our strength, energy, sleep, mood, weight maintenance and flexibility, to name but a few benefits. Physical activities are needed to benefit our short term and long-term health. To get more active and add more…

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St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

So with us all having to celebrate St. Patrick’s day at home this year, why not try out this Irish stew?Just what we need to lift the spirits in these though times. Enjoy Patricks day everyone. 1kg diced stewing lamb well trimmed 4 carrots, chopped 1 large onion, chopped ½ large turnip, chopped 6 large potatoes, peeled and chopped 2 sticks celery, peeled and chopped 1 leek, finely sliced Salt and black pepper 2 tablespoons of wholegrain mustard 1 litre…

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Pot Luck Sunday

Pot Luck Sunday

Students enjoyed their time at the weekly Pot Lucks cooked by Chef Lily! Lily cooks food for the students who find themselves on campus every Sunday and this week we even got a visit from some potential future students (in about 10 years). The recipe this week was potato cakes, a classic dish that can be eaten on the go. The recipe is nice and easy to follow, all you’ll need is as follows; 4-5 large white potatoes (peeled &…

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Social Isolation

Social Isolation

Social distancing doesn’t have to doom your days. Covid-19 is upending our way of life and social distancing has become essential. That means we should limit our contact with people and avoid groups. But social distancing doesn’t mean your days are doomed. We all just have to get a little creative. Check out some ideas below of how to use some of your free time: 1. Read everything– You always say you’ll find the time to read more. Now is that…

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SELF CARE

SELF CARE

Self- care is defined as; any action a person might take in order to improve and aid their physical and mental health. This can range from the smallest of things –  cooking your favourite meal, going for a walk on the beach or chatting to a friend. Why is self- care important you may ask? Well it involves taking the time to refresh and re-center yourself, a process which is different for every individual. Self care is important in challenging times,but now there…

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