Posts Tagged ‘Health’

Do You Know What Affects Your Birth Control?

Knowledge is power, and if you want to have power over your monthly hormones, you should know what will keep them in check, and what will cause them to go haywire. Birth control is a very effective form of contraceptive, as well as a solution for mood swings, acne, and mild to severe cramping. However, ...

Basic Guide to Over-The-Counter Painkillers

You’ve got a headache, you twisted your ankle, or maybe you’re cramping hardcore this month. What’s your drug of choice? Many people don’t know which OTC pain med is best for their scenario, and unwittingly choose the same generic brand for all ailments. If you’re in college, that binge drinking can take a toll on ...

3 Classic Smoothie Recipes

Even though Jamba Juice sashayed onto the scene back in 1990, their 769 locations should tell you that smoothies have become so much more than a fad. From all-raw juicing to decadent milkshake-like concoctions, smoothies are certainly a top seller across the United States and around the world. Whether you’re going for health, convenience, or ...

Minute Hacks: The Gamification of Fitness

Minute Hacks: The Gamification of Fitness

Tired of feeling inadequate compared to your ripped and toned trainer at the gym? Not self-motivated enough to actually stay on the treadmill longer than three and half minutes? It’s time to update your workout – and for just a few bucks or less. For extra motivation turn your workout into a game with these ...

5 Fit Apps to Help Shed the Winter Weight

Somewhere near the end of winter, the majority of college students seem to notice they’ve put on a few more pounds than we had thought over the winter months. Seeing this, we head out to the fitness center to try and drop the pounds before spring break. Staying motivated to lose the weight can be ...

Stimulating Your Workouts With Caffeine

As a college student, you’ve probably abused drugs. No, not the illegal kind; I mean caffeine. As students, we tend to use caffeine to get ourselves moving in the morning, through our 1-2 pm class right after lunch, and even to stay up late into the night studying. Then to get moving again in the ...

How To Handle Your Health

I am not a doctor. But neither is Web MD and you seem pretty comfortable following their advice. First, stop doing that: Web MD is going to leave you terrified. You click three different links and you find out not only do you have face-cancer but, somehow, you’ve been dead all along. Leave Web MD ...

5 Ways to Curb Your Appetite Before and After a Holiday

We all want to enjoy the sumptuous gluttony of the holidays, but our waistbands can’t really afford the extra 2,000 calories a day. Not to mention the stomachaches and food comas to follow. Here are a couple of silly ways to help trick yourself into eating less this holiday season, so you can make the ...

Tips For Avoiding A Cold

College students, contrary to popular belief, are not super humans. They aren’t immune to the cold and flu infections that go around every year. Because of this, it’s important as an 18-25 year old to take care of yourself and help your body avoid catching a cold. Wear a jacket I know this seems like ...

Reflection Spectroscopy, And How It Is Used Today

Reflection Spectroscopy, And How It Is Used Today

Have you ever wondered how scientists are able to determine the density of objects and atmospheres in space? Or have you ever been curious about how an x-ray can take photos of your bones through your skin? The answer to both of these questions is something termed, reflection spectroscopy. Spectroscopy can obviously accomplish many things ...

Chili Is The Perfect Food For College Students

Chili isn’t man’s most perfect food. That would be the hamburger. Chili doesn’t win a superlative in any other college category either: it isn’t the cheapest, easiest, healthiest, and it certainly isn’t the most elegant. But it does fill a few other important roles, that, put together, make Chili the perfect college food. It doesn’t win any one ...

Finding Your Fitness Routine in College

College life is anything but structured, so it can take some effort on your part to create routines and schedules to keep your life and fitness on track. After leaving the 18 years of mom-made schedules, most college students prefer to simply go with the flow. If this keeps your to-do list clear and your ...