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.


Eat Breakfast and SEE for Yourself


SEE Tip:  Eat breakfast --> Increase your energy for the day.  It's that simple.  Of course, if it was really that simple, everyone would do it, right?  But it seems that many people choose to skip breakfast.  The reasons range from not having time in the morning, to not being hungry, to not knowing what eat.

So let's problem solve!

Problem 1: No time to get breakfast in the morning.
Possible Solution:  Try easy on the go items like hard boiled eggs or a yogurt that's high in protein and low in sugar- Greek yogurts are usually good bets.  You can stock your fridge with them for the week so you don't have to worry about it.

Problem 2: Not hungry when you first get up.
Possible Solution: If you can eat within an hour of waking, that would work.  But if the idea of that makes you feel queasy, just listen to your body's signals and eat when you feel hunger pangs.  For some people it takes a little longer and that's okay.  Just don't ignore your body's signals when they kick in.

Problem 3: No idea what to eat for breakfast.
Possible Solution: If you want to eat breakfast, or have been doing it, but find that you are hungry within an hour you may want to reconsider what you are eating.  Try reaching for complex carbohydrates like oatmeal with fruit or almonds as toppings.  If you are reaching for bagels, try adding peanut butter instead of butter or cream cheese as the spread to add some filling properties to the food.  And to really top it off, try sliced bananas, too.  Delicious and filling!

Want more breakfast ideas?  Stop by the rec center after getting in your Monday morning workout today to get a healthy parfait with PEEPs!  We'll be there starting at 7am, until supplies run out.  Start your week off with a workout and breakfast to SEE for yourself!

HKB Quit Tip: A recent study found that the graphic warning labels on cigarette packaging are helping to reduce smoking habits across socio-economic statuses.  This study has illuminated the social justice issues that surround the marketing of tobacco products and the lack of warnings that were directed towards all users.  Read the article and comment on the HKB Facebook pagehttp://www.facebook.com/hopkinskicksbutts.

Mellow Out Monday: Guess who's (got your) back? Stressbusters!!  Spring semester is in full effect with people hunching over desks, books, and computers-- all this hunching is just asking for a back rub.  Come by tonight for a free 5-7 minute back rub in the MSE Library on Q level.

Also, Stressbusters are recruiting new members!  Want to make a huge difference in peoples' days?  Looking for a way to lower the stress levels on campus and in your own life?  Consider applying to be a Stressbuster.  Applications are available at: www.jhustressbuster.com/become.html.