I’m typing this from my phone on my way back to Oswego after a long (indulgent) weekend at home. Unfortunately I had to leave my beloved Fawnda (my car) at home so she could get a little tune up.
While it does sting to not have the convenience of my car, I have found the silver lining! The weather has started to change for the better, so I plan to walk to campus everyday (weather permitting!).
I’m excited to get a little extra movement in my day. Plus, I’m bound to be more alert in class and at work after 20 bonus minutes of fresh air.
I hope you’re all taking advantage of the changes ahead!
Hello followers! It’s been a while since my last blog post (I’m crazy busy this semester-emphasis on crazy) and I just returned from a week in Ft. Lauderdale, FL with 6 of my best friends. It was incredible to get a taste of summer in the middle of March. Even though my trip was an absolute blast, it exposed me to some of the major health risks that come with the elevated temperatures and sunshine. We’re only 8 weeks away from freedom, so take notes on these obvious tips! You should really listen to them, I promise you won’t regret it!
I cannot stress this enough and I know this seems pretty obvious but it’s easy to forget to grab a bottle of water when you’re focused on getting yourself out in the sun. When your body is dehydrated you’re not only thirsty but you’re functioning at a lower level of cognitive and physical performance.
Really. Just wear it. Spare yourself the ache of raw peeling skin and throw on some SPF! You have all summer to get tan and on top of that there are plenty of products that can help you mimic the tan that you have yet to build! Hope you all enjoyed your break as much as I did!
Be super careful whether you’re drinking at the beach or at a summer party. Alcohol dehydrates you to begin with and as I learned from “Toilet Talk” it can increase your risk of getting Sun Stroke.
Had I listened to my mother and all of my fantastic health science professors, my skin would not be peeling right now (though I don’t regret getting to go for a short run on the sidewalk along the beach!). All in all I had a great, safe trip and would go back in a heartbeat. Hope you enjoyed your spring breaks!
SUNY Oswego Seniors (Left to right) Tess Bierl, Kara Alheim, Laura Scaffidi, Heather Casey (Me!), Kelsey Harvey and Lauren Poggiali on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Just started a twitter so I can update you guys a little more on what I’m up to and fill you in when videos are up! Follow @OSUhead2toe!
There are countless products out there that promise moisturized skin and hair, especially during the winter months. Between the lake effect snow, the harsh wind and the below zero temperatures, Oswego provides the perfect climate to leave your skin scaly and your hair dry. Rather than purchasing ANOTHER lotion and hair mask, I decided to make my own using some guidance (Thank you Google!) and some kitchen ingredients: A super ripe avocado and an egg.
The mixture made enough to cover my face and my hair. It was really simple and my skin and hair felt SO soft afterwards! Here’s how to do it on your own.
First you’re going to make your face mask! In a bowl, scoop out the avocado and the white part of the raw egg. Mix together until there’s a gooey, uniform consistency. The white in eggs are meant to tighten your pores, while the avocado naturally moisturizes your skin. After covering your face, mix in the yolk of the raw egg and apply to dry, combed hair. Let both masks sit for 30 minutes!
Afterwards, rinse your face first. Here is probably the most important thing to remember: RINSE YOUR HAIR WITH COLD WATER! Rinsing with water that’s too hot will cook the egg in your hair…yuck! Once everything is rinsed, shampoo, condition, and moisturize like you normally would!
Wishing you a warm and less scaly winter!
Ever walk by the delicious looking Mediterranean Bar in grocery stores? Next time you should grab some stuff from it! I got a container and filled it with olives, fresh mozzarella, sundried tomatoes and some peppers. I had about a 1/2 cup of pitted kalamata olives, so I decided to throw in into the processor and make hummus to put on wraps or eat with veggies!
All you need is a can of chickpeas, whatever spices/add-ins you want, and a good processor to grind it up! I used kalamata olives, garlic, basil, salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese.
Drain the chick peas, but keep the water in a side container (you’ll need it!). Combine the chickpeas, spices and add ins and start processing them. It’ll come out kinda chunky, so add the water from the canned peas and make it as smooth as you like! The oil from the olives had some spices in it and made the texture a little smoother.
The best part (besides eating it) was putting it away in my favorite container. Olives are a healthy source of fat and chick peas are great protein. Eating this will help me build lean muscle and have enough fat to keep my brain protected and lady parts working well enough to let me have a baby some day. Whether you’re dieting or just enjoying a healthy lifestyle, don’t deprive yourself of lipids! Fats are essential to your nutrition.
Lets face it, it’s still fun to play with your food no matter how old you are!
Pictured: Me being VERY excited about my new internship and a sketch of Head2Toe’s future!
Just found out that I will be interning with the Public Affairs office next semester! To (productively?) distract myself from stressing over finals I’ve decided to start up my brand new student blog! (Can you tell how excited I am?!) Next semester I plan on starting a video series called Head2Toe where you can watch me explore health organizations and programs in Oswego, campus and city-wide! This blog will act as a supplement to the series, where I’ll share my own experiences and fun things like great workout songs and recipes!
Good luck on finals everyone!