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Physical Activity Affects the Mind

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

The physical benefits of exercise are commonly known, such as weight control, cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance.  However, studies show that although exercise is a physical activity, it has an effect on our mental state as well.  A study conducted at the University of Haifa International School found that exercise reduces depression and burnout rates.  The study analyzed 1,632 Israeli workers through que

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Government Reduces Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

In 1977, the FDA decided that it was dangerous to systematically treat farm animals with antibiotics because their widespread use in farm animals would reduce their effectiveness in humans.  Some steps were taken to enforce the 1977 law such as an FDA recommendation in 2010 that farmers seek the advice of a veterinarian before using antibiotics on their animals.  Despite these efforts and the knowledge of risk, though, antibiotics are still used routinely by farmers.  A Read more

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Health Services: Massage Therapy

Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

Usually when I think of Health Services on campus I think of the place I would go if I’m feeling sick and need medical care or a prescription.  However, after visiting the UNH Health Services website I realized how many other helpful programs and services they provide for the UNH community.  One service they provide is massage therapy.

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National Nutrition Month

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

March is National Nutrition Month, so for everyone who made a New Years resolution to eat better but maybe hasn’t always stayed on track, ahem, myself, this is a great time to focus on “getting your plate in shape” . The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics created this annual educational and informational campaign to stress the importance of making healthy food choices and developing lifelong eating and physical activity habits.

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Prescription Frenzy

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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Rebecca Lastra
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The amount of pharmacies we can bring our prescriptions to can seem overwhelming at times; and given the current economy, we always want to make sure we’re getting the best deal. But how can you possiblely visit each pharmacy near your house and check how much each presciption costs? Luckily, this little thing called the “internet” has completely revolutionized our lives over the past couple decades. From hotels,  books, to even electronics, it seems that we can compare prices on just about everything these days.

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Northeast Passage Making Strides at UNH

Friday, March 16, 2012

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Katrina Heisler
Friday, March 16, 2012

For those of you who might not know, the UNH College of Health and Human Services is home to the nationally renowned and innovative non-profit organization called Northeast Passage, providing therapeutic recreation and adaptive sports for those with disabilities.

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Physical Activity Program Helps Individuals with Mental Illness

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Author: 
Ann Steeves
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The World Health Organization defines health as “physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. Too often, this holistic view is forgotten. The interdependence of all aspects of health is important when creating wellness programs.

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Heel to Toe May be Hurting You

Monday, March 12, 2012

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Katrina Heisler
Monday, March 12, 2012

While running, we repetitively hit our feet against the pavement, one in front of the other. Lots of times, our brain runs as well, thinking about your current to do list, a conversation earlier in the day, how you’re breathing, what music is playing, but do you ever stop to think about just how your moving your feet? It is almost like breathing, you don’t think about each breath in and out, it just happens, but a recent study from Harvard University is saying we should be making a conscious effort to think about how our foot hits the ground.

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Sunday Fun-day

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

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Rebecca Lastra
Tuesday, March 6, 2012

With spring break only a few weeks away, I have seen the gym with a constant influx of students, faculty, and staff in determination to get their beach body ready. However, there is one catch. I tend to see these die-hard, rock hard ab go-getters at the Hamel Recreation Center on Mondays through Saturdays. So where are they on Sunday, you may ask?

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Less Bills for Pills

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012

Do you pay outrageous amounts of money for your medications?  The FDA just issued guidelines that will allow drug companies to make duplicates of certain medications called biotech drugs.  The result of this will be increased market competition and decreased cost for medications.  Biotech drugs are expensive, injectable medications.  Prior to the recently developed Read more

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