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.
Brain Foods… we’ve all heard of foods that enhance the way our brains function but what exactly are these foods? According to brainready.com, the top five brain health foods include wild salmon, cacao beans, matcha, acai berries & blueberries, and coffee beans. These foods all have immense health benefits. Not only can they reduce risk of stroke, dementia, and Alzheimer’s, they have also been shown to improve brain matter and synaptic connections. Talk about food for thought! Try one of these foods this week and SEE for yourself. Stop by the SEE table today from 11-1 pm in Levering for more tips and give-aways.
Quit on Monday tip: Drink lots of water. Water is good for you anyhow, and most people don't get enough. Drinking plenty of water will help you flush the nicotine and other chemicals out of your body, plus it can help reduce those pesky cravings by fulfilling the "oral desires" that you may have.
Mellow Out Monday tip: Similar to sleep habits, your eating habits may have gone by the wayside throughout the year. Think about what -- and when -- you've eaten over the past few days. You may think that your stress is psychological but you could also be feeling the affects of physical stress if you're not fueling your body appropriately. Eat something balanced and healthy like fruits and veggies, whole grains, and protein. Of course getting a free back rub from Stressbusters is another great way to melt your stress away. FREE five-minute seated back rubs are available every Monday night at the MSE library, Q-level from 8-10 pm.
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