• Pat Bigaouette

    Pat Bigaouette

    Class of 2011
    Chaska, MN
    Biology (Pre-Med)

    Pat's Bio:
    My name is Pat Bigaouette. I am a Senior Biology major. I run on the cross country and track teams at Scholastica. I currently live in Somers Hall as the Residential Advisor for Ground Floor North. Also, I am actively involved in Scholastica's theater program and hope to get cast in one of the four shows this season. This summer I conducted clinical research at Hennepin County Medical Center in the Emergency room. I also traveled to New York City to pick up a friend from school and, of course, saw the show "Wicked" on Broadway.

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    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

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    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

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    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

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    Graduate Student
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    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

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    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

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    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

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    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

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    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)


Because I dont want to talk about the eight inches of snow that Duluth is expecting this weekend, I figured I would give everyone a lesson on caffeine, and natural ways to boost your energy. After a short stop to Health Services, which is right across the hall, I picked up few pamphlets…this is what I found.


– More than 200-300mg of caffeine a day can make you feel irritable, can cause your heart to beat faster and increase your blood pressure.

– Caffeine is a drug. Like all drugs, regular users have to drink more to get the same effects.

– While caffeine may give you a short spurt of energy, caffeine can make it hard to sleep at night making you tired the next day….as a result, you may take more caffeine and create a detrimental cycle of sleeplessness/caffeine.

– Like I said before…caffeine is a drug. Users may have withdrawal symptoms. Headaches, upset stomach and crankiness are common symptoms.

What are some ways to boost your energy naturally?

1) Eat small meals and “snack smart”. Three healthy, balanced meals and two snacks a day keep energy up.

2) Workout (Preferably to that really awkward LMFAO song). 30 minutes of aerobic activity helps keep energy up.

3) Dont forget breakfast. Jump start your day and keep yourself going with a healthy first meal

4) Water water water. Dehydration comes with symptoms of having headaches and feeling tired.

5) Get enough sleep (is that obvious)…I dont know, maybe. The average adult needs 7 to 9 hours per night.


There you have it. Now you have no excuse to fall asleep in class Kyle Akervik





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