Physical Activity

This University is ideally situated for a variety of outdoor or indoor pursuits. Take time out to feel happier, stronger and less prone to fatigue through exercise.

Looking after your body through physical activity is good for lots of reasons and is also good for the mind – offering a welcome distraction from the hurly burly of both working and family life!

Physical activity strengthens the muscles that allow our heart, lungs and circulation to work properly – in doing so the risks of heart disease and stroke are reduced. Other benefits of exercise can help with:

  1. Losing excess weight, and to maintain a healthy body weight.
  2. Protection against osteoporosis ('thinning of the bones'). The pulling and tugging on the bones by the muscles stimulates bone-making cells which strengthens bones.
  3. Exercise also helps the quality of our sleep. Sleep is the body’s way of repairing any defects and so it is ready to fight infection. Aim for 7-8 hours a night and try and keep a regular bedtime.

If you take no exercise at all, try to work up to 30 minutes a day, three days a week. You cannot 'store up' the benefits of physical activity. You need to do it regularly.

Sports Centre Discounts

Canolfan Brailsford is the University`s Sports Centre and provides sports and recreation facilities with membership discounts available for staff.

There are indoor facilities for a whole range of sports and fitness activities, including weight training, aerobics classes, indoor cricket, squash, trampolining and much more, with extensive indoor facilities available at two sites, Canolfan Brailsford site and the Normal site.

Why not get in touch with them and arrange for a personalised personal fitness programme (01248 382571) or give one of their classes a try.

University Golf Society

The Golf Society is made up of an informal group of University staff and guests who happen to play golf and who on a few occasions each year to compete against one another for a bottle of wine or a silver cup. If you'd like to find out more visit their site.

Students' Union Clubs and Societies

The Students' Union clubs are open for anybody to join and have 60 sports clubs and 111 societies that offer everything from archery and dance to mountaineering and canoe polo. There are few better ways to meet new people, improve your health and fitness and thoroughly enjoy yourself than to take part.