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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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Improve Your Moves

Improve Your Moves

How to include more movement into your daily life By the Well Crew How much do you a move a day? As students, we can be quiet sedentary with long days in lectures and may struggle to get our recommended 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise a day completed five days a week. Physical activity is essential to improve our strength, energy, sleep, mood, weight maintenance and flexibility to name a few benefits. Physical activities are needed to benefit our…

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Fight those January blues with these healthy cues

Fight those January blues with these healthy cues

Following a hectic and fun festive season, many people feel the need to commit to a series of new year’s resolutions regarding their lifestyle, as January signifies a new year and new semester. Huge lifestyle overhauls in relation to diet and exercise in the first few weeks following Christmas may add to these aptly called ‘January blues’. However, instead of completely changing your diet and paying a lot of money for various exercise classes, which realistically cannot be kept up…

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Tis’ the Season to be Jolly

Tis’ the Season to be Jolly

Tis the season to be jolly is a line from the popular Pentatonix Christmas carol ‘Deck the Halls’ that some take to heart when it comes to alcohol consumption over the festive period.  We all know that alcohol is harmful to our health and its over- consumption is associated with many health problems from the increased risk of heart and liver disease to name a few. Excessive alcohol consumption can cause other problems for students however such as, missing lectures,…

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Shopping on a budget of €20 a week

Shopping on a budget of €20 a week

Student life means we can’t always eat luxury foods that we enjoy. I’ve created a shopping list on a budget of €20 with products that can be used in lots of meals. It’s always good to make a list before you go grocery shopping with means planned for the week ahead. This can help save money. There are lots of recipes available on Student Eats which are cheap and easy: https://studenteats.co.uk Shopping List– All of the items are from AldiPorridge…

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Student deals in Galway!

Student deals in Galway!

Food offers: Dough bros offers a €10 2 topping pizza and a drink you can’t go wrong! McDonalds only charges €5 for an extra value medium meal when you show your student leap card. Indi Garden offers discounted dinners and also caters for vegetarian students if your craving an Indian. Charcoal Grill always has student specials on the menu. Costa gives you 10% off any large americano, cappuccino or latte. Tolteca offers a burrito and drink for €6.50 and Boojum…

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Staying Healthy During Exam Season

Staying Healthy During Exam Season

I apologise in advance if this frightens you but alas, we have hit Week 11 and we are in the home stretch towards summer exams. We can almost smell end-of-exam ice cream and sleep in celebrations. I don’t know about all of you, but I tend to forget how to be healthy when studying and when exams are on my mind. It’s like my brain becomes a reservoir of words, numbers, library times, and nothing else. Sometimes, I forget to…

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Chocolate chip cookies!

Chocolate chip cookies!

Hey guys, so this week I’m sharing with you the recipe for delicious chocolate chip cookies. All you need is ……. 1 cup white flour 1/2 tsp baking soda dash of salt 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup chocolate chips (i used a mix of milk and white chocolate) 4 tbsp milk 2 tbsp oil dash of vanilla extract 2 tbsp peanut butter 1. Mix all the dry ingredients together. 2. Form a well in the centre…

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Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

Hello all and congratulations, you’ve made it through week two! If you’re sticking around Galway this weekend and looking for something fun and inexpensive to get out and do, you’ve come to the right place! There is always so much going on in Galway and if you’re like me, somehow you always just miss it because you were misinformed. One website I love to check regularly for current and upcoming events in the area so I don’t end up missing…

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