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Katrina Heisler

24-Hour Counseling for UNH

Friday, April 22, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Friday, April 22, 2011

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During Public Health Week at UNH, I had the liberty to attend a seminar run by Dr. David Cross, Director of the UNH Counseling Center. His presentation focused on identifying “at risk” students on campus and what can be done to help them. With nine licensed psychologists, three pre-doctoral interns, one post-doctoral fellow, and three administrative staff, the Counseling Center is located on the third floor of Smith Hall.

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Why Exercise Won't Make You Thin

Friday, April 15, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Friday, April 15, 2011

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A recent article published by TIME Magazine has sparked controversy nationwide. Author John Cloud writes on the touchy subject of exercise and weight loss. Cloud proclaims that exercise won’t make you thin. There is always the conceived idea that if you want to lose weight all you need to do is exercise.

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The Not-So-Sweet Facts on Artificial Sweetners

Monday, April 11, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Monday, April 11, 2011

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From the days the “S” word became a threat in the dieter’s world, and we’re talking sugar here, the search for the perfect substitute has been endless. There is practically a rainbow of artificial sweeteners on shelves throughout grocery shops nationwide. From the pink packets of Sweet’N Low, to yellow packets of Splenda, just what is behind these sweeteners? Are they safe? Is one better than the other? And are they truly effective for weight loss?

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Food for Thought

Monday, April 4, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Monday, April 4, 2011

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When stress levels get out of control, some of us reach for that tub of chocolate ice cream in the freezer or dive into the bag of chips in the cupboard. While the chocolate bliss may drown out the millions of things on your to-do list, and munching on chips may help to ease the anxiety you feel as you tackle a project, both ultimately leave you with the same level of stress you had before you started snacking. However, some foods are healthy, nutritious, and de-stressing!

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Cook Your Way through National Nutrition Month

Monday, March 28, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Monday, March 28, 2011

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Let’s face it, living on your own as a college student doesn’t exactly include homemade meals hot out of the oven, and Ramen and frozen pizza ends up on the menu more often than not. But why shouldn’t we be eating as well as we might if mom had cooked us dinner at home? As adults it is about time to learn how to cook delicious and healthy meals because it is an important skill that is used through out the rest of our lives. Cooking can be easy and fun, but if you’re especially scared of the oven, signing up for a free cooking class might be a good idea.

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National Nutrition Month

Monday, March 21, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Monday, March 21, 2011

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March is National Nutrition Month so I figured this week’s nutrition blog would be a great way to honor it by sharing a little about campaign. The American Diet Association (ADA) sponsored this year’s educational operation in efforts to increase informed, healthy decision-making when it comes to food choices.  The theme this year is “Eat Right with Color.” What exactly does that mean?

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Skip the Stretching

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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From the days of gym class in elementary school, we have all been taught that it is beneficial to stretch before any physical activity. But touching our toes and counting to ten before hopping on a treadmill may in fact hurt more than help.

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Wrinkles or Weight Loss?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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We all know that if we want to effectively lose weight, exercise is a must. But there are some instances in which your workout routine may not give you the results you want. We’re talking wrinkles! Yes the perfect body would be well, perfect…but are we sacrificing our youthful stature for the sake of a flat stomach?

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Relax with Reiki

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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We all have different techniques we use to relieve stress in our lives - working out, deep breathing, yoga…but I doubt many of you have heard of Reiki. This increasingly popular stress reduction technique is a Japanese practice that means “spiritually guided life force energy.” The idea behind the method is that there is an unseen energy that flows through our bodies. Low energy causes one to get sick or have a higher stress level where as a high energy allows one to live a happy, relaxed life. Reiki is a natural healing process that promotes peace and harmony within the mind and body.

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Need Another Excuse to Eat Chocolate?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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I thought that since it is the month of chocolate’s most popular holiday, Valentine’s Day, it would be fitting to give you all some comfort and encouragement about just how delectible, rich, and even healthy  the candy can be! So before you’re kicking yourself over indulging in the luscious treat, relax, and pop another chocolate into your mouth or even use it to cook a delicious meal for you and a loved one!

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