Once you leave home for college, it becomes harder to manage your health. With all the demands on your time from classes, extracurricular activities, and your social life, who can be bothered to manage eating habits, exercise, stay informed about women’s health issues in politics, and educated about STDs? Luckily for you, this week I have searched through the masses of women’s health blogs and websites and found the best and most relevant ones here they are!
If you feel pressured by the threat of the freshman fifteen, or just want to drop a few pounds after years of gorging on dining hall food, you may be thinking that it’s time for a diet. To get the skinny on dieting facts and myths, check out DIET BLOG, which confronts conventional wisdom on dieting (a recent entry is entitled, “Fat-burning Ability of Muscle: Exaggerated?) and has a whole section called Diet Reviews, which covers all the diets you’ve heard of and many that you haven’t. Find one that’s right for you!
For information on sexual health, two great websites are there for your information. SCARLETEEN is an eye-catching and informative website that covers everything from STDs to sexual politics get to know your body, learn to love it, and keep it healthy. The Scarleteen blog follows the latest developments in birth control politics and other important women’s issues. STD FOR DUMMIES is a database of STD information. Find out the answers to frequently asked questions about all the most common STDs what’s treatable and how, what are the symptoms, and how can you protect yourself?
If you’re concerned about reproductive rights an issue important to all women regardless of their politics, check out the blog at BUSH V. CHOICE. Don’t expect both sides of the issue of abortion rights at this blog. Rather, stay completely informed about all the political developments in the sphere of reproductive rights. This blog should be a great resource in the upcoming confirmation hearings for John Roberts from the perspective of women who want to ensure the protection of Roe v. Wade.
For a more organic approach to health, check out the SUSTAINABLE TABLE BLOG, which discusses all the advantages of organic eating. It links to fascinating studies about the food we put into our bodies, and provides advice if you want a more “sustainable” lifestyle.
If you know of any other great women’s health blogs, let all universitychic.com users know by telling us about them in a comment on this post!
Submitted by Ryder Kessler, an undergraduate student at Harvard and
Editor-at-Large of UniversityChic.com