BSC Health & Wellness Questions & Answers

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I have to have my first colonoscopy soon. What are your favorite clear liquids I can eat or drink the day before my procedure?

I think your best bet here is to stick to water (and often, your doctor will provide you with options as well). I believe you're allowed... (more)Read 1 Answer
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I am afraid of getting foot fungus by using a communal or community shower. What is the best way to protect myself against infection?

Like everyone else suggested, shower flip flops or shower shoes, but... a little bleach sprayed on the shower floor prior to showering... (more)Read 8 Answers
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What are some good alternatives to the gym for those of us that don't have one close by at home?

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Should I establish my own primary care doctor off campus, just so that in case of emergency and cannot see the campus health center doctors, I have another doctor to see? Are there any cons to doing this?

I think it's important to have a primary care doctor. This way, you have someone that has all your medical history on file. Campus... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What are your favorite snacks to eat when studying?

I love to eat fruit or raw vegetables when I'ms studying, like an apple with peanut butter or carrots with hummus! This helps to feed my... (more)Read 4 Answers
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How have people found "mentors" to guide them through life? Some of my friends have them, but I don't know how that happens!

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What are some doable health/fitness goals/resolutions for college students to consider for the New Year?

Here is a pretty easy one: walk as much as you can! If you're able-bodied, opt to walk places instead of driving (within reason--make... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Do the health center's on campuses offer vaccinations or do I need to find another place to get my shots?

I believe that most university health centers offer vaccinations, but I don't always recommend using their services. Even though the... (more)Read 4 Answers
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Is it okay to fast periodically [from food, social media, parties] in college?

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What are some fun workout classes people have tried and loved in college?

Yoga classes are great! My school has glow yoga sometimes-- we use glow paint and get glow sticks and have a glow in the dark yoga class.... (more)Read 1 Answer
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My roommate has a shower loofah but it looks pretty gross to me. How do you know when a loofah sponge is past its prime and needs to be thrown away?

If it looks dirty or smells bad, it's time to throw it out. Tell your roommate that it looks gross and that you think he/she should... (more)Read 4 Answers
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What is your daily soda/soft drink intake?

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How can I stop feeling restless when I need to sleep?

Try drinking tea before bed. It is known to be soothing. Also, take some time to read or watch a show before bed rather then jumping in... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What are the best affordable sneakers for college students who do a lot of walking?

Some of the best sneakers I've bought are from Nike and Adidas. They are casual enough that I want to walk around in them on campus, not... (more)Read 4 Answers
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What is your daily coffee/caffeine intake?

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I'm thinking of taking an exercise class through my university just to increase my overall wellness. Which classes are most fun and appropriate for an "entry-level" fitness class person?

I'm just getting into fitness and I signed up for a Zumba class and a beginner's Yoga class at my school. They are super fun and easy for... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What are some remedies for relieving headaches naturally?

Drink a bunch of water and try and eat a snack. If you have time, a nap could be helpful. (more)Read 4 Answers
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My hair tends to be oily and accumulate conditioner buildup, making it difficult to wear down/style. I wear lots of ponytails and buns, and when I take them down, my hair is poofy. How can I rejuvenate my hair/is there a "hair mask" I can use to stop the buildup?

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How do I resist hitting the snooze button in the morning?

Try placing your alarm somewhere out of reach from your bed, as this will force you to get up in order to turn it off. It'll be easier to... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What are some easy/quick ways to get protein as a vegetarian?

plant based protein powders are great- vega is a really good brand with yummy flavors of protein. also, nuts, beans, yogurt and fibrous... (more)Read 3 Answers

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