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Easy Yoga Poses to Do During Your Study Break

August 25th, 2015

Studying can be intense and stressful, especially in a cramped library. Most students forget to practice proper posture while they are hunched over their laptops and books for hours on end. Yoga is a great way to spend your study break to rejuvenate your body and mind, so that you can always be your best self!

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Here are a few easy yoga poses and breathing exercises:

• Inversions are helpful for improving circulation, increasing energy & immunity and improving balance. Try simply putting your legs up against the wall for a few minutes to get the blood flow moving.

• Seated Forward Bends & Seated Twist Poses are great for improving posture, stretching the legs/hips/back/shoulders and strengthening the spine. Staff Pose (Dandasana), Easy Pose (Sukhasana), Sage’s Pose (Marichyasana III), Half Lord of the Fishes Pose (Ardha Matsyendrasana) or Child’s Pose (Balasana) are excellent and easy-to-do poses that will help relieve the body from hours of being hunched over a desk.

• Breathing Exercises are used to relieve stress, calm the mind and improve focus.

Ujjayi Pranayama is a basic breathing technique to calm the brain, when it’s done correctly it sounds similar to the ocean. During this exercise, your mouth stays closed as you slightly constrict your throat as you inhale and exhale through your nose. You should lengthen your breath to a count of 4 while inhaling and exhaling.

Anuloma Viloma also called Alternate Nostril Breathing is used to relieve stress, create balance and calm the mind.

How to properly execute Alternate Nostril Breathing:

1. Inhale once normally and exhale.

2. Close off your right nostril and inhale through your left nostril.

3. Close off both nostrils and hold for one breath, then exhale out of your right nostril.

4. Inhale through your right nostril, then close both nostrils to hold for one breath.

5. Exhale out of your left nostril.

This will complete one round of Alternate Breathing. It’s recommended to perform 3-5 rounds.

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10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Study Time

August 20th, 2015

Studying can be grueling, time-consuming and a bit stressful if you don’t properly prepare yourself. Here are some great tips to help you get the most out of your study time.

 

 

1. Create a checklist

Writing down what you need to accomplish is a great way to manage your time efficiently, while keeping tabs on the tasks at hand.

2. Plan ahead

Usually at the beginning of the semester, your professors will provide a syllabus outlining exams, essay due dates, etc. Marking these important dates in your planner or on your calendar is a great way to avoid any surprises.

3. Don’t cram

Pulling an all-nighter for an exam or trying to finish a 15-page essay in a day is never a fun task. It leaves you feeling 嘉盛外汇 stressed, sleep deprived and isn’t the best way to retain information. Make sure to study ahead of time and avoid a headache.

4. Hydrate and fuel your body with the proper foods

Keep your mind sharp and body healthy with plenty of water and nutritious foods.

5. Join a study group

Stay motivated with the help of your peers.

6. Outline and go over your notes after class

This is an excellent way to really ingrain the course material into your memory without the pressure of deadlines or exams.

7. Get enough sleep

Getting the proper amount of sleep is vital to your overall well-being. It will help keep your mind sharp and clear.

8. If you know you’re struggling, get a tutor!

Universities and schools always offer free tutoring services to students. Take advantage of this opportunity instead of struggling.

9. Reserve a study room ahead of time

Private study rooms fill up quickly, especially around exam time. Plan ahead and reserve your room in advance.

10. Remember to take breaks

Your brain can only absorb so much information at once, remember to take small breaks, eat, stretch, listen to music, do some yoga or chat with friends to give your mind a rest.

Healthy Back to School Snack Ideas

August 18th, 2015

With the quality of school lunches not up to par with healthy standards, it’s important to prepare healthy, yet appealing lunches for our kids to enjoy. Here are some nutritious, yet delicious, lunch ideas!watch full movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2017 online

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1. Peanut Butter, Banana and Honey Sandwich

Prepare with whole grain bread, organic peanut butter or almond butter, banana and raw honey.

2. Ants on a Log

Celery, organic peanut butter and raisins are the perfect way to get kids to eat healthy in a fun way.

3. English Muffins Pizza

Have some fun with a homemade build-your-own pizza kit! Use a multi-compartment pyrex container to separate the whole grain English muffins, organic or vegan cheese, veggie toppings and tomato sauce.

4. Chocolate Almond Milk

This is an awesomely tasty dairy-free beverage option that is available in single serve paper containers with straws.

5. Flavored Coconut Water

This is a great substitute for fruit juices and other beverages high in sugar that will keep your kid’s taste buds satisfied.

6. Fruit Cups

Apples, bananas, raspberries, strawberries, peaches, pineapple, etc. are all nature’s candy. Slice their favorite fruit in little bit size pieces and make your own homemade fruit cups. Tip: squeeze a little lime into the container to keep the fruit from browning.

Remember to make healthy foods fun, playful and delicious for the kids to enjoy and most importantly EAT!

 

5 Essential Oils for Back to School

August 11th, 2015

Essential oils are a great natural way to keep your body and mind in tip-top shape so you can stay focused, healthy and excel at your studies.

 

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Here are 5 essential oils to help you be your best self, naturally:

 

1. Rosemary

Keep your memory sharp and alert during an exam, class or study session with this stimulating and clarifying essential oil.

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2. Lavender

This essential oil is an overall cure for many types of issues due to its complete and diverse chemical profile. Lavender is a great stress reliever. Along with being emotionally supportive, it calms, soothes and nurtures, encouraging balance in all of the bodily systems.

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3. Eucalyptus

This germ-fighting essential oil has strong antibacterial properties. It’s a great preventative oil for colds and flus that are spreading around campus.

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4. Sweet Orange

One of the best choices for treating digestive disorders, Sweet Orange is a brilliant stimulant and has strong gastric properties as well as having the ability to suppress muscle spasms. This essential oil also has antidepressant penis enlargement qualities, along with emotional and energetic uses that include combating pessimism and perfectionism, calming agitation and unblocking stagnated ability. Sweet Orange is great to use for those pre-exam jitters or stressful study cram sessions.

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5. Peppermint

This essential oil is well-known for relaxing the intestinal tract, making it highly effective in combating nausea, digestive problems and heartburn. Its cooling properties help ease headaches and migraines. Emotionally, it awakens, energizes and uplifts, stimulating the mind and increasing focus.

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8 Ways to be an Eco-Friendly College Student

August 6th, 2015

Summer is simmering down as over a million new freshman prepare to enter their first year of college. Over 3.6 million dollars is spent on dorm decor and necessities every year, which can create a lot of waste in the environment. Let us help you reduce your carbon footprint with this list of helpful tips to create an eco-friendly dorm space!movie Nocturnal Animals 2016

 

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1. Buy used second-hand items. Have fun thrifting around Goodwill for furniture or fun dorm decor.

2. Energy Star appliances will use less energy. Try to purchase 3 in 1 appliances, which will also use less energy. Also always remember to unplug them when you’re not using them.

3. Use LED light bulbs.

4. Buy bedding that’s organic cotton and fairtrade certified. A quality set of bedding can last throughout all 4 years of college.

5. Use all-natural cleaning products, such as Meyer’s or Greenwise. It’s super easy to find coupons and promos online to stay within your student budget.

6. Invest in reusable water bottles and portable coffee mugs. Most coffee shops on campus will be happy to fill your refillable coffee mug with whatever fancy drink your heart desires.

7. Make sure you bring a bike for around campus transportation. If you don’t have one, Craigslist or Freecycle are guaranteed to have affordable bicycles that might just need a little TLC.

8. Always recycle! Even you have to to venture outside your dorm building, it’s worth the exercise and shows your appreciation for the environment.

 

21 drops Get Focused Playlist

August 4th, 2015

Whether you’re cramming for an exam or trying to meet a deadline for work, music is a great way to tune out the world and help 搬瓦工 you stay focused on the task at hand. We’ve put together an awesome playlist to keep you focused and help you be your best self!

 

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1. “Belong”, by Washed Out

2. “Young Blood”, by The Naked And Famous

3. “Do I See Color”, by Adventure Club

4. “Pumped up Kicks”, by Foster The People

5. “New Theory”, by Washed Out

6. “Houdini”, by Foster The People

7. “The Veldt- 8 Minute Edit”, by deadmau5 & Chris James

8. “Newjack”, by Justice

9. “Fifth Ave”, by Gold Panda

10. “Cool Kids (Instrumental Version)”, by Steve Petrunak

11. “Prayer in C- Acoustic Guitar Version”, by The Man on Guitar

12. “Without You”, by Dillion Francis & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

13. “Midnight City”, by M83

14. “Digital Love”, by Daft Punk

15. “Someone Great”, by LCD Soundsystem

 

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