5 Tips to Staying Hydrated

When was the last time you had 7-9 cups of water a day? It may be difficult to stay hydrated consistently, but since water is a necessity for healthy living, here are 5 easy tips to help keep you hydrated:

  • Reward your taste buds: Put 1-3 slices of orange, lime, lemon, or watermelon (virtually any fruit to your desire) in your glass or pitcher of water.
  • Make it an appetizer: Since the chef is still cooking and your food has not arrived yet, it’s the perfect time to drink a full glass of water. Doing this also helps you to feel full, preventing you from overeating. You can take this a step further by promising yourself that water is the only beverage you will order at restaurants!
  • Technology: Yes, there’s an app for it. Try “Waterlogged” or “Water Your Body.” Sometimes, visualizing the amount of water you need to drink that day helps with self-motivation.
  • Exercise: You’ll crave water during and after exercise, simple.
  • Eat your water: If you still can’t bring yourself to drink the full suggested amount, try some water-rich food, like cucumber, melons, and celery!

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Acne is Normal, Hair is Not

For the majority of my teen years, I never had acne. Once I went to college, however, pimples came parading through, and before I can control them all, I was caught in the middle of an acne outbreak. Three easy steps and it helped with it all: I used a face-wash with the appropriate medication (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide), replacing late-night snacks with healthier alternatives (fruits), and sleeping as early as possible on days when there’s not a lot of work to do. Zit tips? Develop healthy eating habits and use face wash consistently. Small habits come a long way!

Written by Teen Health Educator (THE) Jennifer Lau

 
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Brush Your Teeth, Not Your Pimple

Myths, myths, myths. What pimple-myths have you heard of? Beware of these completely wrong, but very common myths about pimples:

Myth 1: Use toothpaste to dry out pimples
Myth 2: Wash your face a lot to clean your skin and prevent pimples
Myth 3: Pop pimples to make them go away faster

Written by Teen Health Educator (THE) Jennifer Lau

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Dump these myths and be informed (TRC is open 7 days a week!) Remember, brush your teeth, not your pimple.

 
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Puking is Never a Good Party Trick

Ever heard of Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)? A BAC level of only 0.07 can already impair speech, balance, and judgment. Your age, height, weight, and gender can all affect how fast you get to each BAC level, so even if your friend can handle that much alcohol, you might not be able to. Be informed and be aware – puking all over the DJ’s music equipment might be the last thing you’d want to do (or see!).

Written by Teen Health Educator (THE) Jennifer Lau

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Boyfriend of the Year

Have you ever been in a relationship with someone and realized that you were both expecting different things? How did you deal with that?

Written by Teen Health Educator (THE) Jennifer Lau

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Smokin’…Not

Smoking might look attractive in movies but, here’s a not-so-smokin’ side to smoking. Have you ever seen someone choke while trying to smoke a cigarette? Why do you think that happens? Learn the facts (TRC can help!).

Written by Teen Health Educator (THE) Jennifer Lau

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Are You Both on the Same Page?

So awkward…This video makes me think about the time when I thought my crush was going to ask me to prom. I got a dress, new shoes, and even did my nails! Then at a school basketball game, he asked some other girl in front of everyone!

Did I miss something?

Written by Teen Health Educator (THE) Jennifer Lau

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It’s Not Toilet Paper

Of the things you can flush down a toilet, a condom (used or unused) is not one of them. Used condoms should be tied near the opening of the condom and disposed in the trash can, not the toilet bowl. FYI, I recently gave my 13 year-old sister “the talk” about puberty, and about the emotional, physical, and mental changes that come with it. Of course, TRC brochures came in handy (and we have a lot of them to hand out, if you ever need them).

Written by Teen Health Educator (THE) Jennifer Lau

Ever had a conversation about this or about puberty, relationships, and sex with your parents? If it never happened/was super awkward, TRC is here to help. We’ll give you the resources/brochures/health info you’ll need to make that conversation less awkward and more factual.

 

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That's Not Cool, Mom

In the past I never made an effort to communicate with my parents, and it never bothered me. But with time that changed. I realized they are the ones who will always be there for me, sacrifice for me, and love me. So why not talk to the people who made everything possible for me?

It was hard, but  I did it by starting out with small talk. I asked random questions about the weather, the news, their work and etc. This made talking a norm in the house and made communicating about the “bigger things” easier.

It was weird and my parents angelscamp.org probably found it weird, but eventually it felt natural. I also spent more time with them by getting dim sum with them (FREE food!) ,and getting groceries with them.(pick what I want to eat!)

Written by Teen Health Educator (THE) Jennifer Lau

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If you were to make the small talks what would it be about? Would you rather go dim or grocery shopping with your parents?

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Condomplating?

“I mean it will be really quick, no need for condoms… I’ll just pull out.”

NOT!

Don’t comdomplate. Putting on a condom can be really quick but getting rid of an STI can get complicated. In some cases not only is it difficult to get rid of, but impossible (incurable STIs such as HIV, Herpes, Genital Warts and etc.) and even if it is possible (curable STIs such as Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Scabies, and etc.) it can leave serious complications if treatment is prolonged.

Think about it as the TRC office. Believe me when I say that we NEED to clean up every day. If we don’t our mess will only build up to a point that no teens will want to come in and it will take forever to clean up the mess. It will be more time consuming, harder, and more stressful while ruining our rep. We learned the hard way…

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Stay in touch with your health and get tested. It is free and confidential here at the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center.

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