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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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Sip to Relieve Stress

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Carlos Porto

Let me start by saying I am a huge tea drinker; I’m talking five or six cups a day. For all the coffee addicts out there whose java is more “their cup of tea”, I can sympathize with you, the day just isn’t the same without it! I love the taste, the smell, the feeling of tea as it warms up my whole body and I just feel relaxed. This sparked in my mind and made me wonder, does tea have any stress relieving affects?

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Working Out to Healthier Skin

Monday, November 29, 2010

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Monday, November 29, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Federico Stevanin

We all know that physical activity has a direct impact on muscle tone and cardiovascular health, but did you know regular exercise can have a positive impact on skin health? That’s right, regular physical activity has been linked to healthier, younger looking skin in addition to reduced risk of acne and breakouts.

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You Say Potato...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Suat Eman

For years we’ve been taught that potatoes are bad for you. Their presence at the top of the Food Guide Pyramid is attributed to their starch content and somewhat high glycemic index. But what if the health benefits of potatoes outweighed their downfalls? Certainly potatoes shouldn’t be eaten daily to a sugar freak or diabetic, but they are quite healthy and actually beneficial to others if eaten in moderation. Here are some of the nutritional benefits of potatoes…

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Yoga for Everyone

Monday, November 22, 2010

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Monday, November 22, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of UNH Health Services

In the busy lifestyles of Americans and around the world, Yoga and Pilates have been an up and coming craze. Yoga mats and DVDs can be found in stores everywhere and many people are participating. Even a platoon of military service members are joining the trend.

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What Would Our Ancestors Do? Run Barefoot!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Friday, November 19, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Artie Boutin

Everyone has their own gym attire, but most of the time you see the same work out gear; shorts, a t-shirt and sneakers, but while at the gym recently I noticed something a little more unusual. Instead of sneakers, a girl was wearing shoes that were so unlike sneakers they looked like toe socks. The thin fabric covering her feat outlined each toe and was being held on her foot by a Velcro strap. Is she really going to run in those? I thought to myself.

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Fat Talk Free Week: A Success Among UNH Students

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Delta Delta Delta

Have you noticed the table at the MUB promoting Fat Talk Free Week? How about the shirts around campus reading, “Friends Don’t Let Friends Fat Talk”? Have you been wondering what all the hoopla is over ‘fat talk’? If so, you’ve come to the right place to learn!

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The Real Cost of Smoking

Monday, November 15, 2010

Author: 
Erica Cross
Monday, November 15, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Graur Codrin

As a nursing major, smoking is a subject that I am very passionate about. I have several loved ones who smoke, and it is difficult to see the impact that it has on their health. Although smoking is starting to decline in public places due to new laws, over 40 million people in America smoke. However, the cost of smoking is not purely physical; over $100 billion per year is spent on health care costs related directly to smoking. Some of the following costs of smoking are:

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It's Not All About the Cardio

Friday, November 12, 2010

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Friday, November 12, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of WellSpan   

There is a common misconception of many individuals that physical activity means solely cardiovascular activity. These forms of activity could be classified as running, jogging, biking, swimming, hiking etc…and they ARE very important. However, muscular strength and endurance training plays an equally important role in physical activity. Muscle training can be categorized into two categories, Strength and Endurance. Strength training is the amount of weight lifted in one repetition of exercise while endurance is a longer duration of lower weight.

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Grocery Shop to Save Money and Calories

Monday, November 8, 2010

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Monday, November 8, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of xedos4

We all know that feeling when we open up the fridge at the end of the week and stand with the door open, staring aimlessly into the vast, empty appliance we depend on to supply us with food. Yes, it is that time of the week again; time to go grocery shopping.

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