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Are Generic Drugs Safe?

Friday, June 7, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

The day before I left for college after winter break, I stopped at Rite Aid to pick up a prescription that I had just been issued. I pulled up to the drive through window and gave the pharmacist my name and date of birth. The pharmacist then said the worst thing a young college student wants to hear, “Your total comes to $400; your insurance covered the rest.” That was more than I had in my bank account! I eventually researched a generic drug that only cost me $17. It worked exactly the same and was so much more affordable for my tight budget.

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Tagged In: brand name drugs, Cost, drug companies, FDA, generic drugs, health costs, Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, safe drugs, Savings

Yoga and Mental Health

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
By: Ann Steeves

I’ve always loved stretching and meditating. I can attribute this practice to my mom, who teaches Hatha yoga. Growing up, stretching was a part of my daily life. If I were stressed, I would do some stretches and deep breathing to try to calm down. This practice has followed me to college and has helped me calm down many times when overwhelmed with academic and personal commitments. I usually have practiced on my own, but have recently started taking yoga classes downtown at Three Bridges Yoga .

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Tagged In: Ann Steeves, anxiety, breathing, Depression, Healthy UNH, meditating, Mental Health, Stress, stretching, Yoga

Summer Fitness Fun

Monday, June 3, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

Summer is rolling around and that means heading home from school and finding a new workout routine. While some people might have membership at a gym at home, many people find working out in the house or outside to be a better option. If you are looking for workout inspiration, look no further! 


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Tagged In: Gabby Chesney, Healthy UNH

Five Steps to Sustain a Relationship

Friday, May 31, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

Breakups in college are the absolute worst. All you want to do is be home with family, cuddle up with a good movie and a tub of ice cream. The problem is, you have classes and other important obligations to attend to. So how can you avoid this? How can you avoid the heartbreak? These five steps can help you create a healthy, long-lasting relationship and help avoid the painful breakup blues.

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Tagged In: communication, empathy, Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, Mental Health, relationships, therapy

“Freshman 15”

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
By: Haeley Stewart

During these past couple of months, campus has been full of prospective freshman touring the campus and attending orientation. Last weekend I was able to take part in an orientation for incoming freshman where myself and Jenna Channel, another Healthy UNH intern, talked to new students about what Healthy UNH is and what we do on campus. While talking to a lot of these new students, a HUGE concern was gaining the “freshman fifteen” and how to be healthy once they were on campus.

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Tagged In: Dining, Freshman 15, Haeley Stewart, healthy choices, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, over eating, portion, portion plates, Wildcat Plate

The Nutrition of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties

Friday, May 24, 2013
By: Courtney Eaton

I spend last weekend in Edinburgh, Scotland. If your geography skills are subpar, Scotland is north of England.  Scotland, though still part of Britain and consequently the United Kingdom, Scotland is quite different from England. It is sort of like England’s Canada, in my opinion; cold, less people, but better food. The food is better; however the food in England is pretty bad, so better is still not good.

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Tagged In: Courtney Eaton, Health, London, Nutrition, Scotland, Traveling

Employee Wellness Programs

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
By: Kelley Simpson

Employee Wellness Programs Cutting Healthcare Costs

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Tagged In: employee wellness program, Fitness, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, Kelley Simpson, lower costs


Monday, May 20, 2013
By: Haeley Stewart

In the world of exercise, trends come and go. There is boot camp, zumba, pilates and so much more. The most recent type of workout to hit the exercise world is TRX. The name sounds a little intimidating, but it is a workout that will provide you with strength, flexibility and balance. TRX is made up of nylon straps that you secure onto any steady surface and which provides you with a full body workout.

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Tagged In: Fitness, Haeley Stewart, Hamel rec center, Healthy UNH, Physical, TRX

Ways to Beat Anxiety

Friday, May 17, 2013
By: Haeley Stewart

Anxiety is defined as apprehension to an upcoming event and as college students, we have plenty of reasons for having anxiety. Anxiety can stem from an upcoming test, ten page paper, an overflowing to do list or even just finding a parking spot in order to make it to class on time. Symptoms to look for in determining if you suffer from everyday anxiety are things like increased heart rate, lack of concentration in school and work, having issues sleeping or just not being your normal self.

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Tagged In: anxiety, Haeley Stewart, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, Stress, UNH

Smokers in the UK

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
By: Courtney Eaton

Each day I think I lose a few hours of my life due to the amount of smokers here in London. It is not like in the United Sates, where if you walk past a smoker you can just hold your breath and happily breathe fresh air after you pass them. If you tried to do this on the streets of London you would pass out. According to the ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) foundation , one in five British adults smoke, compared to less than a sixth of Americans.

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Tagged In: Action on Smoking and Health, Champix, Courtney Eaton, Healthy UNH, London, National Health Service, Nicotine Patches, smoke, Smoking Kills, withdrawal symptoms, Zyban
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