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Katrina Heisler

The Good, the Bad, and the Gluten-Free

Thursday, February 3, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Thursday, February 3, 2011

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Carb-free, fat-free...we’ve heard of just about every “free” diet out there, but how about gluten- free? You may have recently seen the newest diet craze in the media with celebrities claiming weight loss galore, or perhaps you know someone who eats form the gluten-free section that UNH dining services provides. 

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Breathe Your Way to Stress Relief

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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Breathing exercises have long been considered a sacred and respected tool utilized by many cultures to achieve mental and physical balance within the body. More recently, physicians, therapists and trainers alike have encouraged deep breathing to help ease tension, cleanse the body, boost energy, and relieve stress. Essentially you can “exercise” anywhere at any time to provide relief and relaxation. Breathing exercises last from 5-10 minutes and just require two tools; your body and your mind.

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From Minutes to Years, Exercise Helps

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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We all know exercise is good for you, but did you know you can start reaping the benefits within just minutes? Fitness Magazine published an article pointing out the pros of exercising from the minute you start to years after.

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Setting Down the Drink to Save

Friday, December 10, 2010

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Katrina Heisler
Friday, December 10, 2010

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According to a study published by The Journal of the American Medical Association, the cost of drinking goes far beyond your bar tab or the price of a 12 pack each week. In 1999, the U.S. consumer expenditure was $116.2 billion.

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Sip to Relieve Stress

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

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Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

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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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What Would Our Ancestors Do? Run Barefoot!

Friday, November 19, 2010

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Katrina Heisler
Friday, November 19, 2010

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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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Grocery Shop to Save Money and Calories

Monday, November 8, 2010

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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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Are Tests Always Needed?

Friday, October 29, 2010

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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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Too Much of a Good Thing?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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A NPR interview done with UCLA professor Rita Effros, discussed the effect stress plays on the immune system and how a hormone can be too much of  a good thing. Effros states “it all starts with Cortisol, a hormone we produce when we’re stressed”.

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To Exercise, or Not to Exercise? That is The Question.

Friday, October 8, 2010

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Katrina Heisler
Friday, October 8, 2010

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For as long as I can remember I have always heard, “to lose weight- diet and exercise”, but a recent article written in TIME Magazine reports on some contraindicating news. Some of you may have heard the recent buzz surrounding exercise and weight loss, where researchers and weight loss gurus are claiming there is not always a positive correlation.

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