Disclaimer: The information, articles, and tips portrayed on this blog, while based on research, do not constitute medical advice. The opinions expressed are meant to educate and inform, but not to dictate lifestyle choices or personal beliefs. These articles are meant to provoke thought on issues surrounding college health and to inform the Hopkins community of healthy information and resources.


SEE for Yourself on Monday!

SEE Tip: Stand up! Try talking on the phone or doing a half hour of reading standing up instead of sitting. Researchers at University of Missouri studied the effects of sitting in office chairs, using computers, reading, talking on the phone and watching TV. They found evidence that sitting had negative effects on fat and cholesterol metabolism. To learn more, click here.

Quit Tip from HKB: Do you use Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, or other social media sites? In addition to using them to keep in touch, use them keep on track with your efforts to quit! The numbers of smokers seeking online assistance has grown recently thanks to Web 2.0 technology. A recent report explains that more and more smokers are finding support, resources, and encouragement utilizing the internet and SmartPhone applications. If you want to be smoke-free, try getting high-tech!

Minimize Monday: With barbeque and picnic season in full swing, everyone is stocking up on disposable plastic plates, cups and cutlery. Easy summer living leads people to choose the convenience of disposables; however, when you choose disposable you choose to fill landfills. This summer, make a small change. Commit to making your lifestyle free of disposable plastic dishware and preserve the future of beautiful summers. For more information on cutting back on disposable dishware and other disposable products, click here.