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During this time of uncertainty we have made our premium portal content accessible to all staff and students at BU. This exclusive Portal provides you and other Premium members with content on nutrition, exercise, challenges, and events. We want you to take full advantage of your Premium Perks and look forward to seeing you get stuck in. Enjoy!

Nutrition Articles

Food and Mood

Food and Mood

As we enter the New Year we find ourselves in a familiar situation to which we spent the majority of 2020. With the uncertainty surrounding the national lockdown and the prolonged time being spent indoors, it is all the more important to look after ourselves – even more so than usual!

Why you should not diet this January.

Why you should not diet this January.

Instead of thinking about what results you want to achieve by the end of January, think about what you would like to realistically achieve by the end of 2021.

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Combat Stress Through Good Nutrition

It's important to eat a well-balanced diet when under pressure to ensure you have the necessary energy reserves to help combat stress and build resilience.

Precor and Advagym coming soon January 2021

Latest articles

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Can you be healthy at any size?

NHS practitioners place great importance on maintaining a ‘healthy’ Body Mass Index (BMI), calculated by determining an individual’s height to weight ratio; but is there too much emphasis placed on achieving an ideal weight over following a healthy lifestyle?

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Top tips for exercising from home

With the continued restrictions on gyms and leisure centres meaning we can’t welcome you through our doors for a while longer we put together this guide and tips on how to exercise indoors!

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Bring Sally Up Challenge!

The Bring Sally Up challenge is quite simple, you choose an exercise and execute the up and down movements alongside the song Flower by Moby. Some exercises that can be used are squats, push-ups and burpees.

See the full 14-day programme

We know it's difficult to keep active if you need to self-isolate following travel or a period of illness or showing Covid-19 symptoms. That's why we've put together our 14-day Self Isolation Challenge – a series of activities you can complete from home to keep you happy and healthy.

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Day 1: 30 core session

We kick off our 14-day isolation challenge with a core work out! For this, all you need is a mat or towel and a small weight if you have one the exercises can be adapted if you don’t have a weight!

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Day 2: learn a new skill

In the second instalment of the 14-day isolation challenge, today's challenge is to learn a new skill! You can pick from one of the skills below to learn or you can pick one yourself.

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Day 3: run 5km

Today’s challenge in the 14 Isolation Challenge is to run/ walk 5km! 

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Day 4: try out a new healthy recipe

In Day 4 of the 14-day Isolation Challenge, we challenge you to try out a new healthy recipe! We have pulled together a healthy recipe for you to try or you can try one of your own!

See the full package

Welcome to your ‘Christmas Support Package’ from SportBU. Here you will find healthy (and not so healthy, it is Christmas after all) festive recipes for you try to over the holiday period, SportBU staff fitness videos, football skills and eating challenges (we dare you to beat our Guinness world record times!). 

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Andy's footBAUBLE skills

Watch SportBU hero Andy Boland show us his footy skills - join in if you have a football and one day you might nearly be as good as the man himself!

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Pec The Halls

The man, the myth, the legend - let Strength & Conditioning head coach Dan show you the perfect press up (or so he says). Give this a go for some serious chest gains!

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Student wellbeing

We provide a wide range of support services to all of our students. Find out what is available and how to access it.

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SUBU is here for you

All SUBU departments are still operational and continue to offer services online where possible.