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Wrinkles or Weight Loss?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Ambro

We all know that if we want to effectively lose weight, exercise is a must. But there are some instances in which your workout routine may not give you the results you want. We’re talking wrinkles! Yes the perfect body would be well, perfect…but are we sacrificing our youthful stature for the sake of a flat stomach?

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Monday, February 28, 2011

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Monday, February 28, 2011

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Are you tired of being cooped up inside all winter long? Do you needing some activity to take part in outside of your local gym? Well do something about it! There are a variety of winter activities right outside your doorstep that are extremely affordable and extremely fun. The best part - you can burn calories while doing so!

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Counting Calories

Friday, February 25, 2011

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Friday, February 25, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Sarah Sceery

Often times when consumers think about counting calories or evaluating nutritious choices, beverages are not the first thing that comes to mind.

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Relax with Reiki

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Nutdanai Apikhomboonwaroot

We all have different techniques we use to relieve stress in our lives - working out, deep breathing, yoga…but I doubt many of you have heard of Reiki. This increasingly popular stress reduction technique is a Japanese practice that means “spiritually guided life force energy.” The idea behind the method is that there is an unseen energy that flows through our bodies. Low energy causes one to get sick or have a higher stress level where as a high energy allows one to live a happy, relaxed life. Reiki is a natural healing process that promotes peace and harmony within the mind and body.

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Active Minds at UNH

Monday, February 21, 2011

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Monday, February 21, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Active Minds

Established in the UNH community in the spring of 2010, Active Minds is a relatively new student-run group on campus that aims to remove the social stigma that surrounds mental issues on campuses throughout North America. The goal of Active Minds is to provide information and resources to students regarding mental health issues in order to increase awareness and gain support.

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Warming Up in the Cold

Friday, February 18, 2011

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Friday, February 18, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Ambro

It’s common for physically active individuals to hop off the treadmill right after a run or jump on a bike as soon as they get to the gym, especially these days when finding a machine at the UNH gym is like finding gold. However, in doing so, an essential part of your work out is lost. Many times, people tend to forget how important a warm-up (and cool-down) is for an effective and safe workout.

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Need Another Excuse to Eat Chocolate?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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I thought that since it is the month of chocolate’s most popular holiday, Valentine’s Day, it would be fitting to give you all some comfort and encouragement about just how delectible, rich, and even healthy  the candy can be! So before you’re kicking yourself over indulging in the luscious treat, relax, and pop another chocolate into your mouth or even use it to cook a delicious meal for you and a loved one!

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What's Homework, Again?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Boaz Yiftach

Unfortunately, that nice, long five-week break is over for college students. Gone (for the next four months) are the days of sleeping for as long as you wanted, going to the gym for as long as you wanted, and not having any lingering class projects hanging over your head. Returning to school and resuming classes after a long break can bring up mixed emotions.

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Friends Supporting Friends Information Session

Monday, February 14, 2011

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Monday, February 14, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of SHARPP

SHARPP is the Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program at UNH that provides services to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking. Within the UNH community, SHARPP provides emotional support, academic interventions, advocacy, crisis intervention, medical and legal accompaniment, and resources and referrals to those in need.

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Sprinting to Your Weight Loss Goal?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Mens Health

In a perfect world, losing weight would be as easy as snapping your fingers...eat right, hit the gym a few days and you’ve reached your ideal weight loss goal. Unfortunately, it is not that easy and sometimes it seems no that matter how many cookies we pass up in favor of carrots, and how many hours we log at the gym, the scale won’t budge! Weight loss professionals are claiming there is a solution - high intensity interval training has been shown to help those who have reached a plateau and need an extra push to reach their goal.

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