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The Truth about Antioxidants

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Author: 
Kelley Simpson
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

                                                                                          Stoonn

What are antioxidants anyway? Most people understand that they’re beneficial to health, but may be unsure of what they are or how they work! Our cells need oxygen to perform vital tasks, such as transferring energy stored in food, or for powering our muscles. When our cells use energy, they produce a by-product of organic molecules known as free-radicals.  Unfortunately, these free radicals are damaging to our bodies. They can lead to aging, tissue damage, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and other diseases. This is where antioxidants come in!

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Make the Switch to Generic Drugs?

Monday, July 22, 2013

Author: 
Haeley Stewart
Monday, July 22, 2013

                                                        ddpavumba

Being a college student means pinching every penny you have. Whether that means paying for lunch with change, waiting to go grocery shopping until your cabinets are bare or skipping out on going for drinks with your friends because your wallet is empty, almost every students feels the pressure of having limited money. One way to save on your spending is by buying generic versions of the products you use. You can by generic versions of almost everything, but one generic thing that can save you tons of money is drugs, when you are sick or have a cold.

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The Cost of Organics

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

                                                         Alden Mead

Why should people buy organic? For a start, non-organic fruits and vegetables are covered in dangerous and toxic pesticides. These deadly chemicals have been shown to cause cancer and central nervous system damage. Not only do non-organic fruits and vegetables affect our health, but they also can harm wildlife that live in the area that they are being grown. The pesticides get into our drinking water, harming both us and the animals that drink it.

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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

Author: 
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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