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Staying healthy

Staying healthy

Staying healthy as an international student

A healthy body equals a healthy mind. Here are some tips on how to stay healthy and be your best.

Making healthy food choices may help improve your academic performance. Nutritious food helps your body stay well and increases your ability to concentrate in class.

What to buy and where to shop

The best place to shop for fresh food is the Queen Victoria Market, where you will find fruit and vegetables, fish and meat. They are open every day except Monday and Wednesday. If you go at the end of the day, you will often find food at a cheaper price.

What to cook

You don’t need to have any special skills or equipment to prepare a great meal. You can make a lot of meals with just a pan, a stove and a rice cooker. There are many quick and easy recipes for students. If you make more than you need, just bring it to school the next day for lunch. There are microwaves you can use to reheat food in the student café on Level 4.

Cooking classes

The Student Experience Team runs very cheap cooking classes where you’ll learn to prepare delicious healthy meals with other students. It’s a great way to learn, meet new people and it is fun too.

Keep your eyes on the Student Experience activities page.

Staying fit

There are many ways to keep fit in Melbourne. Here are some of our favourite free and cheap ways to exercise:

  • Join RMIT Social Sports

Free activities including basketball (men and women), futsal, volleyball, swimming and running are offered weekly during the university semester. These fun and social activities are mostly held at A’Beckett Square behind Building 80. View the full schedule of social sports.

  • Run the Tan

The Tan is Melbourne’s most popular running track. It’s 3.8 km long and circles the beautiful Botanical gardens. It goes right past the Shrine of Remembrance and the Arts Centre spire. 

  • Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC)

MSAC has two swimming pools, indoor basketball courts, squash, badminton, table tennis and a gym.

  • Yarra Bend Park

Walk or run along the tracks next to the Yarra River amongst the trees and birds.

  • 1000 Steps

The 1000 Steps Walk is an institution for fitness enthusiasts across Melbourne. The 3km trek is one of the most popular spots in the Dandenong Ranges National Park, but its steep terrain is not to be underestimated.