November 18, 2011
With the constant stress of school, work, or other day-to-day events, a majority of people have a hard time shutting off their brain to get some shut eye. During finals week or feeling completely overwhelmed with other commitments, I find myself not receiving enough of sleep due my racing mind standing in the way. However, an article recently published in Women’s Health, explores some remedies to calm our nerves during one of the most important times of day.
Some of the solutions were ones I... Read More
November 16, 2011
Are you tired of doing the same mundane things to stay in shape? Are running, cycling and hitting the weight room becoming a little less exciting every time you do them? If that is the case then you’re in luck! While many students have utilized ALL that the Whittemore Center has to offer, but many surprisingly have not. The fact is that the Whitt has SO much more than simply Racquetball courts, Basketball courts, an indoor track and a weight room. The Whitt offers a whole variety of fitness... Read More
November 15, 2011
As healthcare costs continue to increase, patients should be more aware of the procedures and the costs that linger. Every procedure and visit costs money. If a person has health insurance, it costs the patient through a co-pay and deductible if they have one. The remainder of the bill then goes to the insurance company and ultimately to employers.
But not all bills are created equal. Did you know that the same procedure can cost different amounts at different locations? This is known as cost... Read More
November 10, 2011
Breakfast is often coined as
the most important meal of the day and should help jump-start your day.
Research shows that people who consume cereal for breakfast are more likely to
consume more produce and whole grains throughout the day. However, not all cereals
are created equal and some can be loaded with unwanted sugar. Women’s
Health Magazine recently published an article that discusses
what to look for in a cereal to give you the maximum benefits.
It’s very easy for us to be
easily... Read More
November 8, 2011
Chocolate is the heart's best medicine? Dark not milk. Eat it everyday but don’t go
overboard. Organic or not?
Sound familiar? These all too often
restrictions we put on our chocolate consumption can get confusing. Some
experts claim that certain types of chocolate can reduce our risk of heart
disease but how much are we supposed to be eating? How can we be sure it won’t
offset our fitness and diet regiment?
Luckily, SPIN has come to the rescue. SPIN, also known
as Students Promoting... Read More
November 4, 2011
The great outdoors, something that UNH has plenty of. Living on a college campus with lots of green space was a major selling point for me. It not only gave the campus a beautiful look, but it also calmed me. Going to school in Boston my freshman year was quite stressful at times. I would study for exams, quizzes and create presentations, THEN go outside for some relaxation and immediately be bombarded by honking horns, speeding cars, people going here, there and everywhere. It was a lot for... Read More
October 28, 2011
Trying to lose weight or find the motivation to get to the gym? There’s an app for that. Gone are the days of technology holding back the couch potatoes, technology has now made it easy enough to have a personal trainer in the palm of your hand. There are hundreds on weight loss apps on the market for your smart phone that can help you track how much you’re eating, how many calories you burned on your run, fitness tips, and even personalized workout plans. Who needs a trainer or even a gym when... Read More
October 26, 2011
This Saturday, October 29th, UNH Campus Recreation will be holding a 5k (3 miles) road race for the homecoming festivities. The run will start off at 9am and welcomes runners up to the challenge. This race is a certified USA Track & Field course that will loop through the UNH campus and Durham. This road race will test the runner’s strength, determination, and endurance.
Many of the runners participating at this Saturday’s race have experience with long distance running, and will be able... Read More
October 24, 2011
Halloween right around the corner, the craving for chocolate may be a healthy
one. Researchers are now conducting
studies between women and the effects of chocolate consumption. They have found links between chocolate
consumption and lowered blood pressure, reduced risk of heart disease, and in
a recent study, a lowered risk of stroke in women. Susanna Larsson, an Associate Professor in
the division of Nutritional Epidemiology at the Karolinska Institute in
Stockholm, has been studying... Read More
October 10, 2011
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. They may be unaware of the benefits that stretching provides. Stretching should be done before and after a moderate or intense workout is completed. The average time for both is roughly 10-15 minutes. If you cannot sacrifice... Read More