My Week at Uni – Bleurgh

I’ve felt pretty rubbish this week. Still getting over a cold and I also managed to fall down the stairs at the weekend. I’ve been very clumsy recently but this was more annoying than spilling something on the floor! So aside from pain, I’ve felt a little low this week but that’s ok – it’s all part of life.

Unfortunately, I can’t put weight on my elbow or lift my arm up higher than my head so no downward facing dogs or pincha mayurasana (forearm stand) practice for me. I have managed a bit of yin and some slow stretching but missed having a good workout. Going to get myself to a spin class soon so I can get a bit of a sweat on without further hurting my arm and shoulder.

Uni was a bit slow. Tuesday one of our lecturers was ill so we had a shorter day. Thursday was a bit more interesting than usual, we had a lecture in our Biology tutorial session. We learnt all about proteins and enzymes and it was so fascinating.

It’s been quite a fun week this week; my boyfriend and I went to a gig last night and I am going out for dinner and to see a musical tonight with my cousin. I’m also off to Bruges for the weekend which I’m looking forward too very much.

Personal learning from this week: A gratitude practice can really help improve your mood.

Interesting things I’ve learnt this week:

  1. Public Health messages are confusing – this is putting it lightly! This week they announced steps to reduce calorie consumption. Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive of Public Health England (PHE), said “The simple truth is on average we need to eat less. Children and adults routinely eat too many calories and it’s why so many are overweight or obese.” This kind of thing is so unhelpful for people and also just untrue. We often don’t need to eat less, we just need to eat better. Eating less calories will lead to weight loss but it may be that those calories you are eating are not providing all the nutrients you need. Another concern is that calorie counting and restriction can often lead of disordered eating.
  2. Coffee can get rid of a migraine? – Some studies have shown caffeine consumption can help ease a migraine for many people. However, caffeine can trigger a migraine in some people!
  3. Elbow are awesome live!

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