Top tips for staying fit and healthy during exam season

During that final stretch of the semester, we tend to put our lives on hold, and our bodies are usually the first to suffer. Aside from that “freshman 15,” you’re at risk of gaining another fifteen pounds during those long all-nighters accompanied with Red Bulls and Ben and Jerry’s. We tend to neglect all of our healthy habits and give in to weeks of the sedentary lifestyle with little or no self-care at all. Below are the top tips for how to stay fit and healthy during this year’s dreary season of exams. Move  This doesn’t mean getting up at…

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Although a semester only lasts several months, it can sometimes feel like ages. When you combine all of your classes and lectures with the homework and the endless hours in the library, it’s no wonder that you’re completely drained by the time it’s all over. This is why it’s essential to take some time after a busy semester to lose some of that piled-up stress. Here are five great ways to do it. Get some fresh air All the time you spent studying has left you stressed out and tired. The solution might lie in changing the scenery. Instead of…

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Is hair loss becoming more common in students?

If you take a closer look you might notice that a large number of young people are suffering from some form of early hair loss. This, in fact, is far from regionally isolated occurrence. According to the recent study (October 2017) conducted on 4,000 students by Tsinghua University in Beijing, the younger Chinese generation is losing hair much sooner than the generation before. To be more precise, about 60% of the students who participated in this research have shown significant hair loss (alopecia). 25% of them haven’t noticed the hair loss themselves, but were rather informed by their family or…

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May is International Mediterranean Diet month!

In case you weren’t already aware, May 1st marks the start of International Mediterranean Diet month (honestly, we didn’t know much about it either…).  But, after some in depth research about this allusive international celebration,  I’ve come to the realization that this slightly obscure month could be a point of interest for uni students, both financially and healthcare-wise. 2018 also marks the 25th anniversary of the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid inspired by Oldways, the health and cultural food traditions specialists.  What is the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid? “In a partnership with the Harvard School of Public Health, Oldways created the first Mediterranean Diet…

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