Doomsday Prep (Finals Edition)

Oh the confusing times of the last couple weeks of school. A time of happiness, anxiousness, relief and stress… all at once… yikes. Summer is finally just beyond the horizon but not until those tests, papers and projects are done! Have no fear, believe it or not, there are ways to survive finals and it all comes with good preparation!

Planners

I’m sure your teachers and parents tell you this all the time, but having a planner really does help! Setting off a few minutes to sit down and write down your finals schedule in advance can save you time later that could be spent studying. If you don’t have a planner, there are multiple other options for you. There are a various amounts of apps for your phone that can help you plan out your weeks or even just the “reminders” app that comes with your phone will do! Not only can you plan out when your finals are, but also plan out the times that are best for you to be studying. Continue reading

Tips to Avoid Getting a Cold

 

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It is that time of year again! Many individuals are coming down with a cold or the flu. Now is the time to make sure you are doing everything you can to fight off the germs. No one likes getting sick, so it is important to take steps in preventing us from catching a bug. Here are three tips to help you stay healthy this cold and flu season.

  1. Wash Your Hands

During cold and flu season it is extremely important to wash your hands as much as possible. If you are in contact with people, then you are also in contact with germs. Soap and water can remove germs, which can help you not get sick from later touching your eyes or mouth. Washing your hands can also prevent you from spreading germs on to others. It is recommended to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. The scrubbing and rubbing of your hands together also helps in removing the germs. If you do not have soap and water, then alcohol-base hand sanitizer is your next best option. Hand sanitizer is great to use on the go. Hand sanitizer can also kill cold and flu germs and help prevent you from getting sick.  Stop those germs from getting to you by washing and sanitizing your hands frequently.

  1. Have a Healthy Lifestyle

Making healthy choices can really improve your immune system. With a strong immune system, you are better able to fight off germs and illnesses. A healthy lifestyle can include working out and eating foods that are good for you. Try to hit the gym to kick your immune system into gear. Another way to escape the germs around you is by getting some fresh air. Take your workout outside or go for a nice walk to breath in some nice clean air. It is also important to eat more fruits and vegetables that have natural vitamins and benefits for your body. Diets with a higher amount of protein can be effective in strengthening your immune system as well. You can also try taking vitamins to help replace the nutrients that your body is not getting from your diet. With a healthy lifestyle in place, your body is stronger to fight off the cold or flu this season.

  1. Get Plenty of Sleep

It is important to consistently get a good night’s sleep. This mean that you are getting enough uninterrupted sleep to feel well rested the next day. Your body needs to recover from the long day it has endured and be ready for the next day to come. It is important to not oversleep, because that can have other negative impacts. Your goal should be to get an appropriate amount of sleep. Sleeping and relaxation also reduce stress, which has been shown to also help keep your body functioning at its best. Getting enough sleep helps you to make healthier and more active decisions throughout the day.

 

I hope with these tips you will be able to stay healthy this cold and flu season!

 

~All you can do is work to become a better you~

~Sadie Wrobel

Pumpkin Benefits

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Pumpkins are one of the most abundant and seasonal fruits (yes they are a fruit) they our beautiful nation has to offer. According to the USDA, America produces approximately 753.8 pounds of pumpkins every year, whether that be for Halloween … Continue reading