:: Holiday Wish List ::

Whether you’re a novice cook or an unofficial sous chef, it’s always good to have a good cookbook around that specializes in quick and easy recipes that are sure to satisfy any guests you may entertain.  This is a great first cookbook or a good addition to your repertoire. 

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QueerBOIS: Mind-Body Wellness Sleep Tips

Sleep Tips:

  • Create a sleep environment that is conducive to restful sleep.  Make sure your space is dark, quite, comfortable, and cool.
  • Having trouble getting to bed?  Establish and maintain a regular, bedtime routine such as light reading, listening to soothing music, or taking a hot bath.  
  • As much as possible, maintain  regular bed and waking times
  • Finish eating at least 2-3 hours prior to your regular bed time and avoid caffeine in the late afternoon or evening
  • Regular exercise will give you deeper, more restful sleep
  • Make sure the last hour before bedtime is relaxing and peaceful.  Skip intense conversations and work-related issues right before bed
  • Don’t force yourself to sleep if your body isn’t ready for bed.  If you’re not asleep within 30 minutes or so, get up and do something you like that relaxes you.  
  • If sleeping issues persist, please consult a doctor or healthcare provider.

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QueerBOIS: Mind-Body Wellness :: Did you know?!

A person who goes for two weeks with only six hours of sleep per night is as cognitively impaired as someone with a 0.1% blood alcohol content (BAC)# which is above the legal limit of intoxication.  

Dr. James Mass, Cornell University.  The Cornell Daily Sun, 9/28/07.

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Queer B.O.I.S. Health and Wellness:  The Flu

The flu is swiftly spreading across the country this year.  Here are some tips on how you can try to avoid getting the flu, but if you find yourself in the throes of sickness, you can also see the advice in upcoming posts.

How do you know if you have the flu?

  • ·         Abrupt onset
  • ·         Fever greater than 100 degrees
  • ·         Muscle aches
  • ·         Cough and/or sore throat
  • ·         Fatigue
  • ·         Headaches

If you think you have the flu:

Don’t go to work or class!  Self isolate.  Contact your job and/or professors and inform them that you have a flu like illness.  More than likely, they won’t want you there anyway.  You can return to your regular activities at least 24 hours after your fever resolves.

Stay hydrated and rest!  Be sure to drink plenty of fluids full of vitamin C and electrolytes.  Dehydration can aggravate flu like symptoms.  You can take over the counter medications designed to combat your symptoms.  Please consult a doctor or health practitioner immediately if your symptoms worsen.

How to avoid the flu:

Stay hydrated and eat a healthy diet rich in colorful foods like fruits and vegetables which will ensure that you’re getting antioxidants that can combat symptoms

WASH YOUR HANDS AND COVER YOUR COUGH!  However, don’t use your hands!  Cough into a tissue, handkerchief, or into your elbow.  Avoid sharing cups with friends and family

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Queer B.O.I.S: Mind-Body Wellness Tip

Indicators That You Might Be Stressed:

·Easily frustrated or short temper
·Inability to relax
·Difficulty making decisions or inability to concentrate
·Difficulties sleeping or sleeping too much
·Overeating or not eating enough
·Using alcohol, drugs, or cigarettes to relax
·Feeling overwhelmed  or constant worrying
·Isolation from friends and loved ones
·Physical symptoms (e.g. tense neck and shoulders, breaking into hives, aches and pains, etc.)



Breast Cancer Awareness Tips for Queer Bois

  • Develop a relationship with a healthcare provider with whom you can be honest and open with who you are. It’s important for you to feel comfortable, respected, and supported.

  • Starting at age 20, have this provider do annual clinical breast exams

  • By age 40, start talking to your provider about regular mammograms

  • Get to know your body!  Do breast self-exams at least once a month following your period and speak to your doctor immediately if you detect any changes!  

  • Eliminate health risks that might be under your control

  • Stop smoking

  • Increase regular exercise and physical activity

  • Limit excessive alcohol use

  • Maintain a healthy diet

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Queer B.O.I.S: Mind-Body Wellness

As Queer B.O.I.S., we lead bold, active lives with dynamic schedules.  Within any given day, many of us juggle the roles of family member, parent, romantic partner or spouse, college student, and co-worker.  With endless to-do lists, deadlines, frustrations, and commitments, it appears that there are not enough hours in the day.  It is no surprise that many of us are stressed. out.   While trying to balance our personal and professional lives, it is not uncommon for us to be plagued with stress.  Before you panic and think of how stressed you are, take a deep breath and release it.  Stress is not always a bad thing.  In small doses, it can help you perform well under pressure and motivate you to succeed by making you more focused and alert.  However, if you’re constantly in a frenzied state of emergency or a stressful environment, your mind and body will pay the price.  You can manage the stress in your life effectively by recognizing your signs and symptoms of stress and taking steps to reduce its harmful effects.

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