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
October 7, 2011
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.
An article... Read More
October 5, 2011
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! UNH Health Services will be providing a Flu Clinic on Wednesday, October 5 in the... Read More