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How to Choose Exercise Shoes

Monday, October 25, 2010

Author: 
Erica Cross
Monday, October 25, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Suet Eman

As fall starts and the leaves begin to change color, I find myself ready to go outside and enjoy the crisp air. The sights and smells of fall are invigorating, and make even the most routine walk seem more enjoyable. However, the blisters that I get from wearing my favorite pair of shoes are not enjoyable. This week, I finally broke down and decided that it was time to buy a new pair of shoes that would make my feet feel good, instead of cramped and sweaty.

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A co-what? A deductible who?

Friday, October 22, 2010

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Friday, October 22, 2010

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The world of health care includes a lot of different payments, fees, and word jumble. Many health plans are so complex that people don’t even know what costs they are paying. This is an important fact to consider for everyone. It is essential when choosing your first health plan to know what the terms mean. However, for those who are evaluating a current health plan or looking for new options, these costs can make a difference. When looking at overall health care costs, it is important to know what each of the key terms mean and what they do.

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Too Much of a Good Thing?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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A NPR interview done with UCLA professor Rita Effros, discussed the effect stress plays on the immune system and how a hormone can be too much of  a good thing. Effros states “it all starts with Cortisol, a hormone we produce when we’re stressed”.

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Step it Up

Monday, October 18, 2010

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Monday, October 18, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Arvind Balarman

Throughout the past three weeks I’ve been wearing a pedometer to count the number of steps I take on a given day. Being a fairly active person who walks to class rather than taking the bus and works as a server at a very busy restaurant in Newington, I assumed that I walked approximately two to four miles per day. What I found, however, absolutely astonished me. On school days, work days, and days where I both went to school and worked I walked approximately two to four, seven to twelve, and ten to fourteen miles, respectively.

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Want a Sweet Sensation?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Author: 
Erica Cross
Friday, October 15, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Suat Eman

I have a huge sweet tooth. Personally, the hardest part of living a healthy lifestyle for me is controlling my sugar intake. Many Americans struggle to live healthier lifestyles, but feel unsatisfied if they don’t have something sweet at the end of the day. While it is important to satisfy your cravings, many desserts are high in fat and empty calories. In order to find some desserts that I could indulge in, I went on a search for some sweet tasting treats that left me feeling satisfied without feeling like I had overeaten.

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Rest Yourself

Monday, October 11, 2010

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Monday, October 11, 2010

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Tests, quizzes, group projects, work, financial issues, social life, and fitting in the gym…..when does it all end? If any of these situations sounds familiar (which most of them probably do for every college student), then you have a great deal of stress factors. The unfortunate thing is that stress doesn’t end once you leave college, only the specific causes do. This may seem like negative news, but it doesn’t have to be. Stress is a normal part of everyday life. Your body actually needs some levels of stress in order to function optimally.

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To Exercise, or Not to Exercise? That is The Question.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Friday, October 8, 2010

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For as long as I can remember I have always heard, “to lose weight- diet and exercise”, but a recent article written in TIME Magazine reports on some contraindicating news. Some of you may have heard the recent buzz surrounding exercise and weight loss, where researchers and weight loss gurus are claiming there is not always a positive correlation.

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Extreme Makeover: Nutrition Label Edition

Thursday, October 7, 2010

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Katie Cardinal
Thursday, October 7, 2010

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Approximately twenty years ago, Congress passed the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act, which required all packaged foods to display a detailed nutrition facts label. This label was to include serving sizes, energy content, and ingredients. Overtime, however, companies have come up with a variety of ways to “trick” consumers with the writing they present on their packaged goods. Due to this deception by food producers, the Center for Science in the Public Interest wants to give the nutrition label a makeover! The suggested changes are as follows:

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Tips on Choosing the Right Health Insurance Plan

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Author: 
Erica Cross
Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Francesco Marino

With the cost of health care on the rise, many Americans struggle with finding the right health insurance plan that will give them the coverage they need without breaking the bank. Getting the type of health insurance that is right for you is important so that you can be covered whenever you need it. Before choosing a health care plan, some things that you want to compare are:

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Fall for the Fall

Friday, October 1, 2010

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Friday, October 1, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Sarah Sceery

As the temperatures start to drop out of the 70’s, many people begin to get into “winter” mode and forget about all the great things the fall has to offer, especially in New England.  This season is a great time to take advantage of some outside physical activities.  Around UNH, you can find some great running routes or take a stroll through college woods. All the leaves are beginning to change colors and a walk in college woods is not only great for your health, but maybe a nice stress reliever too!

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