December 2, 2011
For the health conscious student who does not have a meal
plan, here is some information regarding where your purchased food comes from.
Some individuals choose to buy organically produced food
goods. What exactly does this mean? CNN
asserts that, organic foods are simply foods which are not grown using
synthetic fertilizers, chemicals, radiation or genetic engineering. While the
use of fertilizers, chemicals, etc. may sound scary, according to the United
States Drug Administration,
there is no... Read More
November 29, 2011
Recently I have noticed a campus-wide discussion examining the pros and cons of the sale of energy drinks on campus, specifically Red Bull. Why is it that students are so passionate about having energy drinks on campus? What are effects to the human body from energy drinks?
So do energy drinks like Red Bull really have a positive effect on the brain or could students survive with out it? The ingredients in Red Bull include caffeine which stimulates mental functions such as alertness,... Read More
November 21, 2011
So, you have been sticking to that nutrition plan and
exercising every day. Everything seems to be going your way until the
second to last week in November comes around. All of a sudden you throw
that out the window with a feast of carbo-loading. Thanksgiving is a time
to return from college and finally enjoy home cooked food. The last thing
you want is someone telling you that you cannot enjoy the feast of
Thanksgiving. But if you could still eat the same and keep the same waist….
wouldn’... Read More
November 18, 2011
With the constant stress of school, work, or other day-to-day events, a majority of people have a hard time shutting off their brain to get some shut eye. During finals week or feeling completely overwhelmed with other commitments, I find myself not receiving enough of sleep due my racing mind standing in the way. However, an article recently published in Women’s Health, explores some remedies to calm our nerves during one of the most important times of day.
Some of the solutions were ones I... Read More
November 16, 2011
Are you tired of doing the same mundane things to stay in shape? Are running, cycling and hitting the weight room becoming a little less exciting every time you do them? If that is the case then you’re in luck! While many students have utilized ALL that the Whittemore Center has to offer, but many surprisingly have not. The fact is that the Whitt has SO much more than simply Racquetball courts, Basketball courts, an indoor track and a weight room. The Whitt offers a whole variety of fitness... Read More
November 15, 2011
As healthcare costs continue to increase, patients should be more aware of the procedures and the costs that linger. Every procedure and visit costs money. If a person has health insurance, it costs the patient through a co-pay and deductible if they have one. The remainder of the bill then goes to the insurance company and ultimately to employers.
But not all bills are created equal. Did you know that the same procedure can cost different amounts at different locations? This is known as cost... Read More
November 10, 2011
Breakfast is often coined as
the most important meal of the day and should help jump-start your day.
Research shows that people who consume cereal for breakfast are more likely to
consume more produce and whole grains throughout the day. However, not all cereals
are created equal and some can be loaded with unwanted sugar. Women’s
Health Magazine recently published an article that discusses
what to look for in a cereal to give you the maximum benefits.
It’s very easy for us to be
easily... Read More
November 8, 2011
Chocolate is the heart's best medicine? Dark not milk. Eat it everyday but don’t go
overboard. Organic or not?
Sound familiar? These all too often
restrictions we put on our chocolate consumption can get confusing. Some
experts claim that certain types of chocolate can reduce our risk of heart
disease but how much are we supposed to be eating? How can we be sure it won’t
offset our fitness and diet regiment?
Luckily, SPIN has come to the rescue. SPIN, also known
as Students Promoting... Read More
November 4, 2011
The great outdoors, something that UNH has plenty of. Living on a college campus with lots of green space was a major selling point for me. It not only gave the campus a beautiful look, but it also calmed me. Going to school in Boston my freshman year was quite stressful at times. I would study for exams, quizzes and create presentations, THEN go outside for some relaxation and immediately be bombarded by honking horns, speeding cars, people going here, there and everywhere. It was a lot for... Read More
October 28, 2011
Trying to lose weight or find the motivation to get to the gym? There’s an app for that. Gone are the days of technology holding back the couch potatoes, technology has now made it easy enough to have a personal trainer in the palm of your hand. There are hundreds on weight loss apps on the market for your smart phone that can help you track how much you’re eating, how many calories you burned on your run, fitness tips, and even personalized workout plans. Who needs a trainer or even a gym when... Read More