Not all physical activity has to be high energy and aerobic to be beneficial. Yoga can be an excellent activity which also promotes mindfulness and relaxation - great during revision. It can be practiced socially in a group, or individually at home whenever you have some time or need a break. Yoga classes are available at the University Sports Centre and there are lots of directed yoga workout videos on the internet.
Competitive team sport is a great way to improve both fitness and social interaction while developing your team leadership and followership skills - all good transferable skills for medicine!!
Sports people sometimes find that their emotional wellbeing is suffering but that the nature of their sporting activity seems to stifle discussion and they are reluctant to speak out when they are struggling.
The Rugby Players Association has recently released a great short video encouraging players of any sport to talk about their mental health:
Most, if not all, of you will be getting down to some revision over Easter, and we know that some of you have already been getting anxious about exams. After the holidays, these updates will be published weekly giving you lots of ideas for study and revision skills, plus how to manage exam anxiety.