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: Make it a habit to move – pick 3 days this week to exercise for 30 minutes. A multi-year study by researchers at Tufts University found that students who said they exercised at least 3 days a week were more likely to report a better state of physical health and greater happiness than those who didn't exercise. For more information, click here.

Quit Tip from HKB: Looking for love? Quit smoking and your love life may improve! A 2005 Canadian survey found that 56% of those surveyed would not date a smoker. It also found that 20% of people had, or knew someone who had, broken up with someone because he or she smoked. So if you want to pucker up to a new cutie, you may want to stop puckering up to cigarettes!

Minimize Monday: Many people have started using reusable shopping bags to carry groceries and other purchased items. Plastic bag waste is a universal problem and one we can easily solve. Beyond using a reusable shopping bag, you can also reuse your zipper shut sandwich baggies. Do not save greasy grimy sandwich bags, because that is just gross; however, saving bags that were used for relatively greaseless, crumbless food items (ex. baby carrots) can be saved and reused without a risk to your health. When plastic lunch baggies are manufactured they release toxic emissions along with CO2, so it is a wise idea to reduce the amount you use each week. For more information on this new habit, click here.