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Recent Study Ties Physical Activity to Longer Attention Span

Monday, July 15, 2013

Author: 
Ann Steeves
Monday, July 15, 2013

A recent study out of the University of Granada has linked participating in physical activity with longer attention spans. Better cognitive abilities such as time perception were also higher in physically active participants. It has been generally known that physical activity lends itself to better overall health outcomes, but this study clearly illustrates a strong relationship between physical activity and longer attention spans.

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Do you suffer from Cyberchondria?

Friday, July 12, 2013

Author: 
Haeley Stewart
Friday, July 12, 2013

Haeley Stewart

Being college students, we get enough anxiety in the form of schoolwork, midterms, work and money issues, and the last thing we need is any more anxiety to add to the pile. Unfortunately, with the increase in technology in the past decade, a new form of anxiety is emerging known as "cyberchondria." Cyberchondria is the internet version of hypochondria where people go online and self diagnose themselves with having certain diseases and sicknesses and think the worst.

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The British Love Fairtrade Products

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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Courtney Eaton
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Fairtrade products are all over the UK. In the States, you may only hear about these products when you are looking for them or in health food stores. They are not mainstream yet, but in the UK, Fairtrade is growing bigger and bigger by the year.  This came as a surprise to me because the English do not seem to care about the quality of their food or where it comes from. Evidently, I was quite wrong.

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Benefits of Exercising Outdoors

Monday, July 8, 2013

Author: 
Haeley Stewart
Monday, July 8, 2013

                                                                                               Freelart

The weather is getting warmer and everyone is starting to spend more time outdoors, so why not take your workout outside as well? There are tons of things you can do outside to get a good workout in such as running, hiking, cycling, walking, playing a sport, swimming and much more. There are many difference between working out inside versus outside. When you workout inside a gym, usually it is climate controlled, convenient and predictable, which is definitely not the case for working out outdoors.

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The Difference Between Good and Bad Fats

Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

                                      Grant Cochrane 

People are constantly being told that “Fats are bad”, and many people will spend lots of time and money to completely rid their diet of fat. The truth is, that we need fats. Fat is actually necessary for you to lose weight. It all depends on the source of food you are getting it from! 

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Meditation for Mental Health

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Author: 
Kelley Simpson
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Do you often find yourself being anxious, stressed, or tense? Have you ever considered trying meditation to help you overcome these feelings?    Meditation has been shown to improve mental health, physical well being, and achieve an overall feeling of inner peace.  When taking part in meditation you will learn to let go of all thoughts and enter a state of consciousness.  This state can bring you the serenity and clarity you have been searching for.  This is a great way to clear your mind of crowded thoughts that are leading to your increasing stress levels.

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The Benefits of Dietary Supplements

Monday, June 24, 2013

Author: 
Kelley Simpson
Monday, June 24, 2013

                                                                                        artur84 

Dietary Supplements have become a staple in many Americans diets today.  There are hundreds of different dietary supplements available on market shelves and it can be overwhelming trying to decipher which products are both safe and effective.  One important thing to note is that the FDA does not monitor the production and safety of supplements—that is the manufacturer’s job.  This is why it is extra important to make sure you are purchasing from a reliable source!

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Foods that Contain Toxic Ingredients

Friday, June 21, 2013

Author: 
Haeley Stewart
Friday, June 21, 2013

Today "food" is comprised of so many different additives and chemicals in order to make it edible and appealing for a consumer to purchase and eat. Recently there has been a lot of controversy over which chemicals and substances are dangerous and how all of these additives can affect us down the line. I don't know about you, but having weird additives in my food that I don't know are safe or not kind of creeps me out. Luckily, nutrition professionals Mira and Jayson Calton, authors of Rich Food, Poor Food, came up with a grocery list to help you avoid toxic chemicals in your food!

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The Delicious Italian Cuisine

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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Courtney Eaton
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Two weeks ago I toured around different parts of Italy. Italy is obviously home to the most delicious food in the world, in my opinion. The cities are beautiful and so much fun, but the food is what sold me. This is no Olive Garden. Italian food is part of the Mediterranean diet so it is considered quite healthy, to the surprise of many. There are three major differences between genuine Italian cuisine and what Americans think is Italian.

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Study shows link between group singing and mental health

Monday, June 17, 2013

Author: 
Ann Steeves
Monday, June 17, 2013

                                                                     fotographic1980

I’ve always loved to sing. I grew up in a musical family, where we were constantly performing for and with each other. There’s nothing I enjoy more than harmonizing with my siblings. There’s something special about singing in harmony with others—your personal responsibility to hold your own part, while acknowledging others and blending with their voices. It’s an awesome experience to produce a balanced oneness among different voices. It requires practice, patience, and motivation, but the end result is well worth it.

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