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Healthy Campus Week 5 - 9 December 2022
Live Well, Work Well

Healthy Campus Week is back, and there's probably not a better time to celebrate and look after your health. Enjoy loads of free activities and events to keep you in tip top condition this 5 - 9 December. Here in the Sport and Recreation Service at Middlesex University we look to dedicate one week every year to raise awareness about important issues to do with your health and wellbeing. Looking after your health while you work and study is a key factor in enhancing your academic performance.

During Healthy Campus Week we invite you to take part in a whole host of FREE activities and events taking place on campus and online. Plus why not sign up to the  Moves+ app for MDXMoves if you haven't already, and earn additional points whilst taking part.

As we are a blended and global community, we realise not everyone will be able to participate on campus. This is a healthy week for everyone and there is plenty opportunity to participate such as taking part in the MDXMoves challenges, moving your body in our online classes, and making sure your mind is healthy. You can explore our range of wellbeing resources here.

WIN a bike up to the value of £500 this Healthy Campus Week

Our University Environmental and Sustainability Team are helping you to keep active whilst doing your bit for the planet this Healthy Campus Week. Ever wanted a brand new sparkly bike for Xmas? Well here's your chance! We are giving away a brand new bike up to the value of £500 during Healthy Campus Week.

Simply get involved in our Healthy Campus Week activities and enter our prize draw through MDXMoves and you could win a brand new bike for Christmas! Prize draw closes midnight on 9th December, the winner will be announced on Monday 12th December 2022.

  • Activities on Campus

    • Health and Wellbeing Fayre Monday 5 December

      Monday 5 December, 10am to 2pm in the Grove Atrium. We will have loads of helpful and fun activities happening at our Healthy Campus Fayre. Don’t miss it!

      Activities and services include:

      • Staff Wellbeing- Information and resources for our staff from the staff wellbeing team
      • The Fitness Pod- Information on membership, classes and more
      • Find out how you could win a bike worth up to £500
      • Free 45 minute Reiki treatments in our clinic on Tuesday 6th (Book via the Fitness Pod reception)
      • MDXMoves - Come and speak to the team, resolve any issues and learn how to start claiming your free rewards
      • Nutrition advice and healthy eating options on campus- Courtesy of Chartwells
      • Mini Health Checks (blood pressure and body composition)
      • MDXSU Health Societies- come and get involved
      • Vaccination Information - Just drop in for your Covid vaccination jab or booster, no appointment necessary.
      • Healthy Finance- Money and Welfare advice
      • Smoothie making with our smoothie cycle. Smoothies never tasted so good!
      • Cancer prevention and awareness
    • Free 45 Minute Reiki session on Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th

      Reiki is a form of Japanese energy healing. The word “Reiki” means 'Universal life force energy'. It comes from the Japanese words “rei,” meaning universal, and “ki,” meaning life energy.

      Reiki is a type of energy healing which helps the flow of energy and can help remove blocks in a similar way to acupuncture. Reiki practitioners believe that improving the flow of energy around the body can enable relaxation, relieve pain, speed healing, and reduce other symptoms of illness.

      What to expect in a Reiki treatment?

      Reiki is a complementary health approach in which practitioners place their hands on or just above different areas of the body. Reiki can work to heal a variety of issues from emotional pain and trauma, to stress, and physical problems and pain. Receiving Reiki can be a deeply relaxing and calming experience, and many people fall asleep during a session.

      Book your free 45 minute session by contacting The Fitness Pod reception or tel 020 8411 6343.

      Distance Reiki- Reiki at home

      Distance Reiki can be just as effective as experiencing one in person – the Reiki energy “works” regardless of where you are located since it transcends time and physical space. Having a session in the comfort of your own home is just as effective. Please contact t.hannan@mdx.ac.uk for more information on booking a distance reiki session.

    • Free Swimming at Copthall Pool

      Come along for a swim on Tuesday and Thursday at  Barnet Copthall Pool (Champions Way, Hendon, London NW4 1PX)  from 12pm to 2pm during public swim sessions. Simply show your Middlesex ID for free entry. Last entry to the pool 1.30pm.

    • Free Access to Leisure Classes at The Fitness Pod

      We have a variety of exciting classes and activities running in our leisure programme which we are keen for you to try for free this Healthy Campus Week. For a full list visit the sport pages on our website.

      Simply pre book your class at The Fitness Pod reception or contact the team on 020 8411 6343 to book your free sessions. (Subject to availability).

    • Healthy Food and Nutrition

      Chartwells are offering more healthy food options during Healthy Campus Week, with meals being made available from the hot food counter. They will also have a Nutritionist on hand during the Healthy Campus fayre in the Grove Atrium on Monday 5th December 10.00am - 2.00pm.

    • Win a Bike this Healthy Campus Week on MDXMoves

      WIN a brand new bike this December during Healthy Campus Week, courtesy of our University Environmental Team.

      Ever wanted a brand new sparkly bike for Xmas? Well here's your chance. We are helping you keep active whilst doing your bit for the planet this Healthy Campus Week. We are giving away a brand new bike up to the value of £500 during Healthy Campus Week, running 5 - 9 December, through our partners at Equal Bikes in Bell Lane, Hendon. Cycling is a great way to help reduce your carbon footprint and help the planet to be a little greener. Cycling is a great way to get around the city, beat the traffic, get fitter, feel better and save some money too. What's not to love?!

      Simply get involved in our Healthy Campus Week activities taking place from 5 - 9 December and enter our prize draw through MDXMoves and you could win a brand new bike for Christmas! Prize draw closes midnight on 9th December, the winner will be announced on Monday 12 December 2022. The prize draw will open from Monday 28th November. You will be granted up to 10 entries to win.

    • Mini Health Check

      Get your blood pressure and body composition measured at the Healthy Campus Fayre on Monday 5th December in the Quad.

      Your health and wellbeing is important to us. That’s why during Healthy Campus Week we are offering you a free health check carrying out a free blood pressure and body composition check. If you happen to miss us, then please feel free to get in touch to arrange an appointment on 020 8411 6343.

    • 50% off Personal Training Session

      Book a 60 minute PT session with our resident Fitness Pod instructors at just half price. Sessions reduced to just £15. Booking essential. Contact the Fitness Pod reception or email thefitnesspod@mdx.ac.uk or 020 8411 6343.

    • Join in our MDXMoves Challenge

      Log in to your MDXMoves account and visit the 'Challenges tab' to join in!

    • Free Access to the Fitness Pod all week

      Enjoy a week of free access to the Fitness Pod! Simply register at The Fitness Pod reception.

      • Access The Fitness Pod Monday to Friday 6.15am - 4.00pm
    • Lunchtime Walk- Sunny Hill Park

      Join us for a lunchtime walk on Wednesday 7th December for Healthy Campus Week. Meet outside the rear of the Sheppard Library Circle Cafe at 12.15pm for a brisk stroll around Sunny Hill Park. All participants get a free coffee voucher to spend on campus, plus its a great way to bump up those MDXmoves points.

    • Staff Wellbeing

      Middlesex University is rated excellent by the GLA’s Healthy Workplace Charter Scheme and is an active member of the Healthy Universities network.

      At Middlesex, we respect, learn from, and support each other. We are inclusive and fair in how we operate and we are a learning organisation, passionate about self-development and the development of others. Come and speak with our staff welbeing services and learn more about the suypport on offer.

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