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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

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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

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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

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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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Community Health Centers

Friday, November 5, 2010

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Friday, November 5, 2010

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Do you have health insurance? Do you find yourself struggling to pay off medical bills? Where do you go if you’ve run out of money and desperately need a medication or medical procedure? Have no fear, Community Health Centers are here!

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What to Expect from a Stress Management Appointment at UNH Health Services

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Author: 
Erica Cross
Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Graur Razvan Ionut 

We all have times in our life when we get stressed out. Whether its work or school, friends or family, or just an overwhelming feeling of having too much on your plate, you are not alone. Millions of Americans feel overworked and overstressed. Personally, I have felt more stressed this semester at college than I have ever felt before. Between work, school, and all of my other commitments I was run ragged. I wasn’t sleeping enough, wasn’t enjoying my free time and always felt as if I could never finish the incredible amount of work that I was assigned.

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Functional Fluid

Monday, November 1, 2010

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Monday, November 1, 2010

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Are you aware that you are supposed to drink water even before you feel thirsty? Unknown to many, thirst is actually a sign of dehydration, something which can cause a lot of harm to your body. Water makes up more than 70% of the human body. It is essential for muscles, to aid in maintaining body temperature, the digestive system, skin, and much more. By dehydrating your body, it could lead to negative effects such as impaired blood flow, mental fatigue, and reduced ability to transport nutrients and waste.

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Are Tests Always Needed?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Friday, October 29, 2010

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A review of the UNH Dialogue Series, Too Much Information: “Do I Really Need to Have That Test? Understanding risk and making medical decisions in the age of TMI” By Dr. Gene Harkless

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