Health Education

Caffeine for Dayzzz, or not

Posted: April 24, 2019 12:00:00 AM CDT

Caffeine for Dayzzz, or not

It’s almost finals week and we know what that means - late night cram sessions fueled by crazy amounts of caffeine! Let’s be real - we probably all consume caffeine in one way or another, whether that be coffee, soda, or energy drinks. Are you aware of how many cups of coffee you drink a day? Or if you don’t like coffee, how many energy drinks? No matter how you get your fix, are you aware of what it’s doing to your body? Don’t fear! You’re not alone....

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Category: General, Health Education

How to Spring Into a Healthy Lifestyle

Posted: April 4, 2019 12:00:00 AM CDT

How to Spring Into a Healthy Lifestyle

Your health is a very vital aspect of life – the body that you are in right now is the only one that you get, so treat it right! Two ways to make sure that your body will last you a lifetime is by engaging in physical activity and properly fueling your body with the correct nutrients. If you are currently unhappy with your body or just want to improve your health, here are some helpful tips to rejuvenate your life. Exercise Everyone has a different body type - pick and choose from a...

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Category: General, Health Education

Spring Break Safety Tips

Posted: March 13, 2019 12:00:00 AM CDT

Spring Break Safety Tips

Give me Palm Trees, 80 Degrees, and Spring Break Tips It’s almost that time of the semester where we can take a break from student life and sprawl out in the sun. I know you are all are as sick of the snow as I am, and we are all in need of a vacation from school. Here are some tips to keep you safe wherever you’re headed! Stay Hydrated! If you’re going somewhere sunny and warm (or even if you’re not), stay hydrated! Water is very important for our bodies. Make...

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Category: Health Education, General

Allergies: Facts That Will (Or Won’t) Take Your Breath Away

Posted: March 1, 2019 12:00:00 AM CST

Allergies: Facts That Will (Or Won’t) Take Your Breath Away

Odds are you or someone you know suffers from some form of allergy. A recent survey shows that over half of the U.S. population (54.6 percent) reported having reactions to at least one type of allergen (Healthline, 2012), but what causes this? An allergic reaction occurs when the body’s immune system attacks something in the body that it sees as dangerous. The consequences of this may be minor, such as sneezing, a rash, or hives. More serious cases can include swelling of the throat or...

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Category: Health Education, General

Relationship Reality: Healthy vs. Unhealthy

Posted: February 12, 2019 12:00:00 AM CST

Relationship Reality: Healthy vs. Unhealthy

Busy, busy, busy – this word describes the majority of college students, and it makes sense! We are active with studying, jobs, organizations, and relationships. With all this coming and going, do we ever stop and look at the relationships? With Valentine’s Day approaching, it’s important to look at the relationships in our lives. You may be thinking, “Well, I don’t have a significant other, so this doesn’t apply to me!” WRONG. The relationships...

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Category: General, Health Education

6 Tips To Get You Through Dead Week

Posted: November 28, 2018 12:00:00 AM CST

6 Tips To Get You Through Dead Week

Dead week and finals can be a difficult time of the semester – we can all relate! Hours of your time are spent studying and it can be very overwhelming for many students. If you’re struggling or anxious about the next two weeks, here are some tips to help you get through the chaos! Eliminate distractions and don’t study in your room.Silence your phone…or even better yet, don’t take it with you! Also, studying in your room can be a big...

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Category: General, Health Education

It's OK To Not Be OK: Signs and Symptoms of Depression

Posted: November 15, 2018 12:00:00 AM CST

It's OK To Not Be OK: Signs and Symptoms of Depression

There are a quite a few life changes that come with the commencement of college. For example, one acquires roommates, develops new friendships, is exposed to new cultures, takes on new classes and even develops a new lifestyle. This is a lot to take on! For many, these changes can lead to feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and sad. Depression is a mental health disorder and is known to affect college students in many unexpected ways (Riba and Cusumano, 2018). For instance, it can affect not only...

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Category: General, Health Education

Halloween Safety Tips

Posted: October 31, 2018 12:00:00 AM CDT

Halloween Safety Tips

Who doesn’t love the spooky season!? Halloween is something we all look forward to at the end of the month…candy, costumes, scary movies and so much more! But as we become adults and learn to make our own choices, Halloween is not all “cupcakes and rainbows” as it once was. Here are some tips on how to be SAFE on Halloween:1. Have a DDIt is ALWAYS important to have someone who can make sure you get home safely. 52% of motor vehicle deaths happen on...

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Category: Health Education, General

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