If you watch New Girl, then you’re probably familiar with Schmidt. Nine out of ten times, he’s pretty much what you see in that video. But in episode 15 (Injured), Schmidt said something…profound. For once, he wasn’t JAR’d.
“Treat your body like a temple. Treat your body like a temple” – Schmidt.
1. Eat healthy. This does not mean going on a Whole Foods (whole-lotta-money) diet. Click here for some tips from My Plate on how to stretch those food dollars. Make sure to include grains, veggies, and fruits into your everyday meals. Beware of Suga Suga Suga and Step Away from the Big Mac. And can we get some Waters All Around, Please? Thanks. Eat healthy and you may have what it takes to be America’s Next Fruit Ninja!
2. Be active. The CDC recommends 1 hour of physical activity every day for children & adolescents and 150 minutes of moderate-intense aerobic activity each week for adults. Keep your Head in the Game and play sports! Hear music and Just Dance!
3. Wash your hands. None of us know where those Dolla Dolla Bills Y’all have been. Plus, Clean Hands Save Lives.
4. Don’t smoke. Duh! So, want to go to college? Then you better quit smoking! Click here for tips from former smokers.
5. Stay positive. Stress Stinks! Don’t let your Horrible Bosses get the best of you. And don’t forget about those new years resolutions you made not too long ago. We Like Number 16 of Thought Catalog’s 20 New Year’s Resolutions for 20-Somethings.
6. Get sleep. The CDC recommends 7-9 hours of sleep. Rock-a-bye-baby!
7. Get check-ups. Make sure you’re up-to-date with all of your vaccines and tests. Sexy and I Know It? Yea, that’s great. But did you know that healthy is the new sexy? So if you get sick or feel pain, make an appointment with your doctor. Don’t go playing doctor and diagnosing yourself using WebMD. It’s Trichy Trichy Trichy.
For more info, check out CDC’s Tips for a Safe and Healthy Life.
By ALYSSA LLAMAS
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Then maybe you stop that gross little habit of yours. That’s right, you have to quit smoking. More and more colleges in the U.S. have become 100% smoke-free campuses, which means those who violate the smoking regulations could have to pay fines or be put on probation.
Colleges tell smokers, ‘You’re not welcome here’
As drastic as it could sound to some, it totally makes sense. After all, we go to college to become educated, and educated people should know that smoking kills. We learned that in kindergarten and every year after, so by the time we’re in college, it should be engrained in our brains.
I’d rather enjoy the fresh air on my walk to the library instead of being “welcomed” by a cloud of smoke. Dude, I came to school to learn, not to get cancer from second-hand smoke.
So if you’re planning on going to college and are a smoker, the ultimate way to prepare yourself is to quit smoking. And maybe learn how to do your own laundry.
Still not convinced you should quit? Check out these 11 Facts About Smoking.
By HOSNA SAFI
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She said he said she said what?! My best friend told me that her cousin’s girlfriend got IT from a toilet seat. It’s my first time, there’s no way I’m gonna get pregnant.
That awkward moment when your mom tries to talk to you about your flower.
Teenagers are curious about sex. That’s pretty standard. And sexual health is not on the top of the list of “Things I Want to Talk to My Mom About.” Often times, teenagers talk to their friends. Some are more informed than others, while some are just misinformed. So where might this curious teenager get information about sex? Google, of course. Yes, the internet is a bottomless pool of information, but one does not always stumble upon the most accurate of facts.
Well, life just got a little bit easier. Health.com has debunked the Top 10 Myths About Sex and Sexual Health.
Here are some quick stats from the CDC about teen pregnancy and STD’s:
In 2009, 409,840 infants were born to 15-19 year olds. For every 1,000 women in this age group, about 39 babies were born.
Only about 50% of teen mothers receive a high school diploma by age 22, versus nearly 90% of women who had not given birth during adolescence.
Estimates suggest that even though young people aged 15–24 years represent only 25% of the sexually experienced population, they acquire nearly half of all new STDs.
If you have questions, don’t be afraid to talk to your parents, set up an appointment with your doctor, or visit your local teen clinic. Teen clinics are great resources for sexual health education, birth control options, pregnancy testing and services, STD/HIV testing and treatment, counseling, and much more.
To find a Planned Parenthood in your community, visit PlannedParenthood.org.
By ALYSSA LLAMAS