The effects of a nutrition/exercise intervention on perceived stress and anxiety in Newcastle College students
Laura Knight, Charmaine Ho, Chris Clayton, Nichole Scissons
BSc (Hons) Sport and Rehabilitation
Newcastle College University Centre
The reasoning behind the Student Wellbeing Project extends from the fact that 82% of College and University students are currently experiencing high stress and anxiety (Cohen, 2018; NHS, 2016; Veiber, 2017). Given this statistic, the researchers wanted to build a small, quantitative pilot study to further examine the effects of positive coping mechanisms on students’ selfperceived mental stress and anxiety levels. This study examines the importance of physical activity (PA) and nutrition and its effects on students during the end of the year assessment period.
KEYWORDS: Nutrition, Exercise, Mental Heatlh, Physical Activity