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!

EAT WELL by taking time to have breakfast even if it’s on the go try fruit, cereal, yogurt, or an energy bar to get the day started right. Research has found that university students perform better on memory tests when they have eaten breakfast (source: Benton, David & Sargent, Julia, Breakfast, blood glucose and memory, Biological Psychology, 33 (1992) 207-210).

 QUIT on MONDAY tip: Have you recently quit smoking cigarettes?  Congratulations! It’s not an easy thing to do.  Have you noticed when you eat certain foods that the cravings can be worse, depending on what you eat?  It’s not in your head, studies have shown that certain foods enhance the craving to light up, especially when those foods were associated with smoking.  To keep those cravings at bay, stick to fruits, veggies, soda, or whatever you don’t link to your past smoking habits.  For instance, if you used to have a cigarette with your morning coffee, try switching to tea in the mornings.

MELLOW OUT MONDAY stress less tip: Eating well will increase your physical, mental, and emotional stamina. Fueling yourself with nutrient dense foods can boost your immune system, help you maintain a healthy weight and help you feel better about yourself. Need a quick fix? Let Stressbusters melt your stress away with a 5-7 minute seated back rub tonight at the MSE - Q-level from 8-10 pm.