6 tips for managing hay fever this summer 🤧

Summer is the time to enjoy sunny days, bright skies and warm weather. But, for those with seasonal allergies, it’s also the time for frequent sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, and a runny nose – symptoms hay fever sufferers are all too familiar with.  Hay fever is caused by allergens including tree, grass and weed … Continue reading “6 tips for managing hay fever this summer 🤧”

9 tips for spring cleaning a student kitchen

No matter how you frame it or how many times you do it, it’s difficult to motivate yourself to do housework – nevertheless, it needs to be done. And research shows a good spring clean can actually leave you feeling calmer, happier and more focused. It’s all about a tidy space and a tidy mind. … Continue reading “9 tips for spring cleaning a student kitchen”

Top tips for studying during Ramadan

Ramadan takes place on the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and is one of the holiest months of the year for Muslims. It’s a time for spiritual reflection, worship and fasting from sunrise to sunset. This year Ramadan is expected to begin on Sunday 10 March, depending on the sighting of the moon, and … Continue reading “Top tips for studying during Ramadan”

The Open Book Club

World Book Day is just around the corner, and Talking Teesside has teamed up with Robyn and Amy from The Open Book Club to share a few  of their recent literary favourites. The Open Book Club founders also share more about their increasingly popular  series of monthly book club reading meet-ups and social events. We’re … Continue reading “The Open Book Club”

9 tasty mocktail recipes to enjoy anytime

Why should boozy cocktails have all the fun? With non-alcoholic fizz, beer, cider and even spirits available in bars and on supermarket shelves everywhere, there’s never been a greater choice.   Whether you’re hosting a party or just having a chilled night with family or friends, it’s always a good idea to serve up a refreshing … Continue reading “9 tasty mocktail recipes to enjoy anytime”

9 tips to boost your mood

We all need a mood boost from time to time. Maybe it’s the Sunday blues before going back to work or uni. Maybe you’ve had some disappointing news. Or maybe you’re just having a bad day. It can be easy to get stuck in a rut and struggle to pull yourself out of this place … Continue reading “9 tips to boost your mood”

11 tips to help you get into running

With the New Year upon us, many of us are thinking about our old routines and maybe making way for some new habits – like running. Maybe you’re aiming to run your first 5k, 10k, even marathon this year. But if you’ve never really ran before, it can be a little daunting. Thankfully, there are … Continue reading “11 tips to help you get into running”

Staying fit and healthy this flu season

We’re all too familiar with flu by now – fever, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, aches – and catching it can feel inevitable once the cold weather hits. So, we caught up with Occupational Health Advisor for Teesside University Andrea Campbell to learn more about her tried and tested tips for avoiding it and staying fit … Continue reading “Staying fit and healthy this flu season”