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8.09.2010

SEE for Yourself on Monday!

8.09.2010
SEE Tip: Don’t like vegetables? Want to get the most bang for your bite? Leafy green veggies are some of the most nutrient-dense veggies! Leafy green vegetables are high in numerous vitamins and antioxidants that help prevent cancers, cardiovascular disease, and help regulate appetite. They are low in fat, high in fiber, and rich in folate, vitamin C, potassium, and more. To learn more, click here!

Quit Tip from HKB: Think smoking makes you look cool? While that is subjective, it most certainly may be making you look old! Smoking has been found to lead to premature wrinkling of the skin. The nicotine causes narrowing of the blood vessels, limiting the skin's access to oxygen and other nutrients. Quitting today reduces your chance of developing wrinkles at an early age, no Botox necessary!

Minimize Monday: Carpooling with a colleague or friend is a fun and easy way to cut down on your CO2 emissions. Plan to carpool with a colleague to work. You could also plan to carpool to the grocery store or a local farmers’ market with a friend. If you can’t commit to daily carpools, try to carpool at least once a week. If you have a 15- 30 minute commute to and from work, you could save up to 10% of your monthly CO2 emissions by carpooling. Try carpooling this week! For more information on carpooling, click here. If you are a Johns Hopkins employee or student you can log onto Carpool World to locate other Johns Hopkins carpoolers!

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