November 29, 2010
We all know that physical activity has a direct impact on muscle tone and cardiovascular health, but did you know regular exercise can have a positive impact on skin health? That’s right, regular physical activity has been linked to healthier, younger looking skin in addition to reduced risk of acne and breakouts.
A recent article by Colette Bouchez on WebMD Online investigated the benefits of physical activity when it comes to skin health. Here’s a brief overview of her findings:
Exercise is... Read More
November 24, 2010
For years we’ve been taught that potatoes are bad for you.
Their presence at the top of the Food Guide Pyramid is attributed to their
starch content and somewhat high glycemic index. But what if the health
benefits of potatoes outweighed their downfalls? Certainly potatoes shouldn’t
be eaten daily to a sugar freak or diabetic, but they are quite healthy and
actually beneficial to others if eaten in moderation. Here are some of the
nutritional benefits of potatoes…
contain all 22... Read More
November 22, 2010
Business Applications Developer
Enterprise Computing Group
Years Worked at UNH: 7
What does health mean to you?: Health means feeling alive and staying connected to spirit and participating fully in work, recreation, and family.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I enjoy talking about health and wellness with my colleagues, especially talking about healthy eating when folks are together in the break room. I participate in Healthy Returns and encourage others to do so.
How do you stay fit... Read More
November 22, 2010
In the busy lifestyles of Americans and around the world, Yoga and Pilates have been an up and coming craze. Yoga mats and DVDs can be found in stores everywhere and many people are participating. Even a platoon of military service members are joining the trend. A recent article from the United States Army discusses one platoon that recently included yoga in their weekly activities. But what is this idea all about and what are the benefits?
Yoga is an exercise that provides a connection between... Read More
November 19, 2010
Everyone has their own gym attire, but most of the time you see the same work out gear; shorts, a t-shirt and sneakers, but while at the gym recently I noticed something a little more unusual. Instead of sneakers, a girl was wearing shoes that were so unlike sneakers they looked like toe socks. The thin fabric covering her feat outlined each toe and was being held on her foot by a Velcro strap. Is she really going to run in those? I thought to myself. Having learned and studied how to buy the... Read More
November 17, 2010
you noticed the table at the MUB promoting Fat Talk Free Week? How about the
shirts around campus reading, “Friends Don’t Let Friends Fat Talk”? Have you
been wondering what all the hoopla is over ‘fat talk’? If so, you’ve come to
the right place to learn!
Fat Talk Free Week was established
by Delta Delta Delta to raise awareness of the dangers of ‘fat talk’ and the
impact it has on self-esteem and confidence levels of women throughout the
world. “Does my butt look fat in these
jeans?” “I... Read More
November 15, 2010
As a nursing major, smoking is a subject that I am very passionate about. I have several loved ones who smoke, and it is difficult to see the impact that it has on their health. Although smoking is starting to decline in public places due to new laws, over 40 million people in America smoke. However, the cost of smoking is not purely physical; over $100 billion per year is spent on health care costs related directly to smoking. Some of the following costs of smoking are:
The Price of Cigarettes... Read More
November 12, 2010
There is a common misconception of many individuals that physical activity means solely cardiovascular activity. These forms of activity could be classified as running, jogging, biking, swimming, hiking etc…and they ARE very important. However, muscular strength and endurance training plays an equally important role in physical activity. Muscle training can be categorized into two categories, Strength and Endurance. Strength training is the amount of weight lifted in one repetition of exercise... Read More
November 8, 2010
We all know that feeling when we open up the fridge at the
end of the week and stand with the door open, staring aimlessly into the vast,
empty appliance we depend on to supply us with food. Yes, it is that time of
the week again; time to go grocery shopping. Most of us dread stepping foot
into the crowded grocery store that may seem more like a maze as you squeeze
down isles looking for the slew of items you want to add to your jumbled cart.
Upon arriving in line to ring out, you search for... Read More
November 5, 2010
Do you have health insurance? Do you find yourself struggling to pay off medical bills? Where do you go if you’ve run out of money and desperately need a medication or medical procedure? Have no fear, Community Health Centers are here!
Community Health Centers are public, non-profit facilities that provide medical, dental, mental health and even chiropractic care as well as health education and specialty care to individuals regardless of age, sex, marital status, race, and income levels.... Read More