UoW staff tips and offers for MHAW

 

Our top tips for a strong, calm, resilient mind & how to reduce the impact of stress

 


STABILISE BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS AND BEAT THE CRAVINGS

Eat quality protein such as free range eggs, grass fed meats, beans and lentils along with whole grains  such as brown rice, wholemeal bread and wraps as they contain fibre, which can help release energy more slowly thus keeping energy levels consistent, help you to concentrate for longer and keep your blood sugar levels stable and your energy up for those long revision nights.

 

 

BRAIN FOOD

Nuts and seeds such as walnuts, pumpkin seeds, and almonds contain omega 3 fatty acids which clinical studies have shown to improve cognitive function and memory! Snack size packet (30g) of unsalted nuts and seeds can be the ideal snack during times that require more concentration. For lunch or evening meals try to consume oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, sardines as they too are rich source of omega 3 fats.

 

(Learn more on how to eat for optimum brain function – come and join us for our  practical Eat Well workshop on 13th May for a special MHA price of £25 instead of £35!)

 

MINDFULNESS 

"Mindfulness means simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t). "James Baraz

 

More information on Mindfulness here and join us for our 8 week mindfulness class starting in September, sign up by 6th June and get 30% off.

 

 

GET GOOD SLEEP

Wind down for an hour before bed, avoid heavy evening meals, and go caffeine free after 6pm as cafeine can disrupt your sleep - try rooibos or soothing chamomile tea instead. In addition try Epsom salt bath, it is rich in magnesium, which can help support the nervous system and relax the body and mind before bedtime.

 

KEEP MOVING

It is often tempting when you are busy to feel like you need to be glued to your chair, but this is actually not the best way to get the most out of your working hours. Exercise is key to improve circulation, which will have an impact on your ability to concentrate and retain information. Also, the calming hormone serotonin is released during exercise, which  can help to dampen the effects of the stress hormone cortisol.  Aim for 20 -30 minutes of exercise per day  - walking, running, yoga, tai chi, boxing, dancing, whatever makes you unwind and puts the day’s stresses behind you.

 

 

Special Offers until the 6th June


GET A “RESILIENCE MIX”

Numerous herbs are known to help with concentration and memory. Try a sprig of Rosemary enjoyed as a tea or take it with you and have a rosemary plant on your desk and smell it regualrly to give you a boost.

 

Get some adaptogenic herbs- they are known to improve memory and concentration, stress resilience and help you to recover more quickly after stressful events or work pressures.

Pop into the Be Well Clinic on Wednesday evening (until the 6th June) and talk to one of our herbalists or naturopath about which ‘Resilience mix’ might be best for you. To avoid waiting times drops us an –email @info@bewelllondon.com

 

Consultation free, cost of tincture- £7 for herbal medicine, £4 for flower remedies.

 

GET A TREATMENT

Massages, TuiNa, Acupuncture, Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine, Ear Seeds, Nutitional Therapy - to support you during exam time we are offering special 30 minutes session on Wednesday evenings  until the 3rd June for £13/30min - book your session at  info@bewelllondon.com

 

FREE TASTER SESSION OF VARIOUS TREATMENTS                     

Where: Cavendish Campus @ Foyer UoW

When: EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:30pm till 8:30 pm 13th May – 3rd June 15’