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Expensive Smog

Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

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Healthcare costs have been climbing in the last decade, and there are many reasons why.  In California, air pollution has notoriously been a silent spender.  Air pollution in California has cost federal, state, and private health insurers roughly $193 million in hospital cost.  Without quality air, the hospitals expenses are increasing, causing more

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Startin’ School and Stayin’ Fit

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

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The summer is over and school has finally started up again. For some this may be their last year and for others it may be their first. While we are all excited to be here on campus, we all recognize that we have quite busy schedules. We have to manage going to class, hanging out with the friends we haven’t seen all summer, doing school work and somehow still manage to get some sleep. For many, their days are so busy that they don’t even want to think about physical activity.

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Once You Pop, You Just Can’t Seem To Stop

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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I’m not ashamed to say that this weekend I found myself standing in front of my pantry looking for something to satisfy my snack craving when I spotted it, the bags of Lays Potato Chips. The golden yellow bag looked so tempting and delicious I told myself, “I’ll just have one”. Lets all be honest… who can have just one chip? Next thing I know, the bag is sitting next to me on the couch and I’m elbow deep.  We’ve all done it. Face it, chips are addictive!

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Mandatory Nutrients Before You Think About Going Meatless

Friday, May 13, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Friday, May 13, 2011

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Whether you are contemplating cutting meat out of your diet to try and lose weight, be more friendly to animals, or because you just don’t enjoy a big, juicy, burger anymore, there are eight essential nutrients you are going to have to ensure are in your new meatless meal plan. Many times, when people decide to go all green and stop eating meat, they wind up depriving themselves of important nutrients. There are those who replace meat with hearty vegetables, beans, legumes and nuts, while others replace meat with potato chips and cakes.

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Keeping your shoes up-to-date

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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As an athlete in high school, at the first sign of injury or pain, I was always asked, “how old are your shoes?” Many times, they were too old. However, as the years of college have moved on, new running shoes are not something I often think of, until recently. I was running on the treadmill and all of a sudden had pains in the arches of my feet. I tried to run through it, but after a few minutes had to stop. After taking a look at my shoes, I realized it was time for an upgrade.

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Aquacise at UNH

Friday, May 6, 2011

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Friday, May 6, 2011

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Looking for a new, creative way to get into shape for bathing suit season? How about aquacising?  Water fitness classes are available to all UNH students. These classes provide basic aerobic exercise in shallow or deep water, and are low impact but with the same intensity as a land-based aerobic class. This is great for people with knee or ankle problems and is a sure bet way to get you ready for bathing suit season. Each class is set to music and starts with a warm-up, proceeds into an aerobic segment, and ends with a cool-down accompanied with stretching exercises.

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Running or Reps - What is better for your body?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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We all have our personalized exercise plans when we lace up for a workout. There are the muscle men that spend their entire gym sessions lifting weights, while there are others who hit the roads for long runs. So who is more effective at working out? When discussing lifting weights versus cardio, is one really better than the other? Well, Women’s Health Magazine says that it depends! The battle of strength versus cardio is squashed as research and experts dish out advice on when to hit the track and when to pick up the pounds.

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How Stressed Are You?

Monday, May 2, 2011

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Monday, May 2, 2011

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“Stress” is a word heard often, especially around a college campus. Common stressors include school, family, relationships, work, money…the list goes on. At times, because people may be too busy, or too stressed, they don’t even realize the extent of stress and anxiety on their overall mental health. Stress is on the rise, not only for college students but all Americas as well.

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Boys Don’t Cry

Friday, April 29, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Friday, April 29, 2011

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Stereotypes on masculinity in today’s society have told men for decades to “suck it up” and “be a man.” And while young boys are teased for being “mama’s boys” a new study presented at the American Psychological Association meeting suggests that it may be good for your mental health.

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Massages at Health Services

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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With a busy lifestyle, who really has time to take a whole day at the spa - even though you wish you could? And who can afford to spend a small fortune on a spa trip? UNH Health Services can help! They offer a wonderful alternative to a spa day by offering 50 minute massages. Both traditional and hot stone massages are available by licensed massage therapists at Health Services right here on campus. Massages are available to ALL UNH Students, faculty, and staff members. The best part about the program? It’s extremely affordable.

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