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Stretching Your Benefits

Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

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Being a student who goes to the gym daily, I notice habits others have that can truly harm their physical health. Many students are often strapped for time and make their gym session an “in-and-out” type deal. It is good students are exercising, but many do not stretch.

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Coffee Confusion

Friday, October 7, 2011

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Rebecca Lastra
Friday, October 7, 2011

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Ever since I was young, I had the common assumption that “coffee stunts your growth” drilled into my head. As I got older, I watched my parents drink multiple cups of coffee before heading off to work and I eventually found myself relying on the drink either in the morning or pulling an all-nighter to study for an exam. With that being said, there has been a constant debate for decades if coffee is actually harmful to your health and Health Magazine tries to get to the bottom of it.

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Flu Season, stay on top of it!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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School has started and we are all getting into the flow of things - going to class, hitting the gym, and frequenting the food halls with our friends. While this is all fine and dandy, there is something looming around the corner… Flu Season! Don’t be too afraid. There are three easy ways to combat this issue as set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. First and foremost, get a flu vaccination!

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Depression: Off the Playing Field

Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

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This past summer a hockey player for the Winnipeg Jets of the NHL, Rick Rypien, passed away where he resides in Coleman, Alberta.  His former team, the Vancouver Canucks reported that Rypien had been suffering from severe depression.  On the ice he was a heavy-h

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What Lies Beneath the Sweat

Friday, September 30, 2011

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Rebecca Lastra
Friday, September 30, 2011

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After an intense workout session, it’s human nature to toss our damp, sweaty clothes into a gym bag and eventually take care of them when it’s time to do a load of laundry. However, the one vital step that most people don’t take care of is the bag that carries all the germs. Health magazine recently published an article that examined the perfect environment we are creating for bacteria to thrive in.

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Fall into Fitness with Healthy UNH

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

As some of you hopefully know about already, Healthy UNH is running its third campus-wide Fall into Fitness Event for students, faculty and staff. For those of you who don’t know, you have only a few more days to sign up for this fitness competition.  To participate in this competition is easy; form a team of 1-5 people and register yourself or your team by September 29 on the Healthy UNH website.

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Nature's Candy

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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Exams are fast approaching for many of us and because of that fact, we may not be getting to the gym as much as we would like to. Will missing a couple sessions at the gym hurt your overall health? Not a chance. However, why not help the body out during those long study sessions and instead of chowing down a bag of chips, or eating up a candy bar, have some fantastic tasting fruits!

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Why buy what you can drink for free?

Friday, September 23, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Friday, September 23, 2011

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Paying more than the price of a gallon of gas for a product that American’s could consume for free would be foolish, irrational, and uneconomical, right? Then why do we spend nearly $21 billion purchasing something that can be easily be acquired by flicking on your faucet? I’m talking about water.

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UNH Passport to Food Citizenship

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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This fall, the University of New Hampshire will be participating in the event known as Food Day.  This month long series of activities will work to increase awareness and action for more nutritious and sustainable foods.

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Showing Stress Who's Boss

Monday, September 19, 2011

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Rebecca Lastra
Monday, September 19, 2011

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Everyone has felt that anxious feeling starting in the pit of our stomachs and ultimately convincing us that we simply do not have enough time. This reoccurring emotion has a name and it’s called stress. As defined by dictionary.com, stress is the pressure or tension exerted on a particular object. When your body becomes to feel stressed, it reacts by preparing either to “fight or flee” the situation. When this is activated, adrenaline and norepinephrine are released to focus attention on the task at hand.

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