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Breathe Your Way to Stress Relief

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Graur Codrin

Breathing exercises have long been considered a sacred and respected tool utilized by many cultures to achieve mental and physical balance within the body. More recently, physicians, therapists and trainers alike have encouraged deep breathing to help ease tension, cleanse the body, boost energy, and relieve stress. Essentially you can “exercise” anywhere at any time to provide relief and relaxation. Breathing exercises last from 5-10 minutes and just require two tools; your body and your mind.

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After Hours Emergencies

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Thursday, January 13, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Salvatore Vuono

It’s 6pm on a Tuesday night and you slip on ice walking home from the library. There is a possibility that when you fell, you may have broken something, but health services is closed….what do you do? Luckily for students, UNH Health Services has an agreement with Wentworth Douglass Hospital that many people do not know about. This plan is part of the student health fee and is accessible for UNH students.

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From Minutes to Years, Exercise Helps

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Federico Stevanin

We all know exercise is good for you, but did you know you can start reaping the benefits within just minutes? Fitness Magazine published an article pointing out the pros of exercising from the minute you start to years after.

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Tag that as "stress"

Friday, January 7, 2011

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Friday, January 7, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Facebook

Has Facebook gotten the best of you? Like many others in the world of social media today, people spend excessive amounts of time online…and I’m more than willing to admit that I’m one of them.

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Anyone have a tissue? Or a treadmill instead? Exercising to boost the immune system!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Monday, December 20, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Jeroen van Oostrom

It’s that time of year again where it seems that everyone is getting sick. A recent study done by Appalachian State University found that on average patients are sick for 13 days during the winter months and 8 days during the fall season. However, the study also found that people who exercised or participated in physical activity were sick half of those days.

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'Tis the Season...for healthy eating

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Thursday, December 16, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Eating Well

Eating healthy during the holidays can often be a challenge. There is so much delicious food and often times too many options to choose from…that you just have to try everything. I usually have a hard time deciding between cookies, brownies, and apple pie. Even aside from dessert, many times people over eat main course meals as well. This is a common problem for almost everybody during the holidays but there are ways to help!

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Setting Down the Drink to Save

Friday, December 10, 2010

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Friday, December 10, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Nicholas Tarling

According to a study published by The Journal of the American Medical Association, the cost of drinking goes far beyond your bar tab or the price of a 12 pack each week. In 1999, the U.S. consumer expenditure was $116.2 billion.

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Facial Reflexology for Stress Relief

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Thursday, December 9, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Michal Marcol

When you get angry or happy or sad, where do you show your emotions first? Your face, of course! Your face is one of the most expressive parts of your body to the outside world. From talking, chewing, and laughing to grinding teeth, smiling, and frowning, your face gets quite a workout on a daily basis. For this reason, facial muscles hold a lot of stress and tension simply due to living. But what if there was something to do in order to reduce the tension in your face and your overall stress level?

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Help Fight Off Colds This Winter by Exercising

Monday, December 6, 2010

Author: 
Erica Cross
Monday, December 6, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Simon Howden

We have all heard the household remedies for fighting off the common cold, such as washing your hands frequently or consuming vitamin C. New research from a report published by the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that people who exercise regularly tend to have fewer colds than sedentary people.

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How expensive that emergency really is...

Friday, December 3, 2010

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Friday, December 3, 2010

Photocourtesy of: Renjith Krishnan

An emergency room visit is something that nobody wants to encounter. That hospital visit is usually not for a positive reason and in some cases can (figuratively) cost people an arm and a leg! For patients who are insured, the cost of an emergency visit is significantly less than those who are uninsured.

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