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The “Other Side” of The Gym

Friday, February 1, 2013
By: Kim Mayo

 

Right when you walk into the gym at the Rec Center it is clear that there is a gender divide. Typically the men are towards the right in the free weight and bench press area, while the women are towards the left with the aerobic equipment and assisted weight machines. Unfortunately, it seems out of the norm when an individual of the opposite gender crosses over into that other section. This subtle move takes a lot of confidence and should be applauded! 

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Tagged In: gym, gym etiquette, Health, Healthy UNH, Kim Mayo, Physical Exercise, UNH rec center

Organic Garden Club

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
By: Haeley Stewart

Organic foods and organic practices are receiving quite a lot of attention lately. I know I can't walk down the grocery store without seeing organic labels on food as well as advertising for "going organic" everywhere. Maybe you have no idea what being organic means and are interested in finding out, or maybe you already are an organic eater and want to spread awareness to others. Either way, those of you interested in eating organic or learning more about what it means to eat organically, this organization at UNH deserves your attention.

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Tagged In: food labels, Haeley Stewart, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, organic, Organic Garden Club, student run

Explorations in Nutrition and Culture

Monday, January 28, 2013
By: Madeleine Gould

Are you a nutrition student who is itching to go abroad, but can’t seem to find a place for it in your busy schedule? This is a problem many nutrition students run into. Class scheduling is rigorous with the amount of classes nutrition majors have to take, and many times, students miss out on studying abroad because they feel like they have limited time.  

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, Italy, Madeleine Gould, Nutrition, Study Abroad

Friends Are the Key to Your Mental Health

Friday, January 25, 2013
By: Haeley Stewart

Being a student is almost a guarantee that at some point you are going to be stressed out and overwhelmed. When you have a horrible week and are up to your eyeballs in homework, exams and extracurricular activities, how do you make time for yourself? Some things I have done in the past to help get away are taking a nap, going for a run, taking a yoga class and even catching up on my favorite TV shows on Netflix. But one of my favorite things to do for myself is surrounding myself with my friends.

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Tagged In: friends, Haeley Stewart, Healthy UNH, Mental Health

Healthy Winter Vegetables

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
By: Kendra Moffett

Many people believe that the winter months are not conducive to growing vegetables. This incorrect notion is not only, but is preventing people from experiencing the wonderfully nutritious vegetables that are grown during these colder months.

Artichokes are a great source of Vitamin C, and they also help to aid in digestion. It is important to remove the thorns before consuming this vegetable.  Artichokes go great on salads, sandwiches, and almost everything else. They add a yummy, sweet and bitter flavor to any dish.

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Tagged In: artichokes, beta-carotene, Healthy UNH, kale, Kendra Moffett, Nutrition, squash, super vegetable, vitamin C, winter vegetables

Exercise More, Live Longer!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
By: Madeleine Gould

Physical activity’s importance has been drilled into our minds since elementary school. There are so many reasons to fit it into our busy schedules; stress relief and weight management being just a couple of those reasons. However, recently, researchers have found even another motivation for us to engage in regular physical activity.

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Tagged In: cancer, Healthy UNH, life expectancy, Madeleine Gould, Physical Activity

Hot Chocolate for the Soul

Friday, January 18, 2013
By: Kim Mayo

After getting home from class or work on a dark, chilly night why not warm up with a nice cup of hot chocolate? Hot chocolate can be a great treat to curb any sweet cravings plus you can add your own personal twist to it.

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Tagged In: corn syrup, healthier hot chocolate, Healthy UNH, Hot Chocolate, hydrogenated, Kim Mayo, Nutrition

Medical Mishap Stories for Cash

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
By: Kendra Moffett

Medical maladies and mishaps are bound to happen to each individual at least once in their lifetime. Whether it is a misdiagnosis, an improper stitch sewn to your wound, or even just the lack of funds to pay for a treatment at that moment.

However, Julie Rovner from NPR states, “there's at least one good thing about the country's inability to control health costs. If you can write a compelling essay about a problem, you could win a thousand bucks.”

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Tagged In: Costs of Care, health costs, Healthy UNH, Kendra Moffett, medical mishap, misdiagnosis, success story

Don’t Burn Your Money By Tanning

Monday, January 14, 2013
By: Kim Mayo

It is typically right around now when we look into the mirror and ask, “Who is that pale person staring back at me?”  In Durham there are several locations that offer tanning and promote specials that claim to save you money, but will you really be saving money in the long run?

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Tagged In: health costs, Healthy UNH, Kim Mayo, Light Therapy, melanoma, Seasonal Affective Disorder, skin cancer, tanning, Tanning Tax, UV radiation

Canines for a Cure: How Man’s Best Friend Can Help Defeat Depression

Friday, January 11, 2013
By: Kendra Moffett

Man’s best friend may be more important to your mental health than you might think. According to Ian Cook, MD, a psychiatrist and director of the Depression Research and Clinic Program at UCLA,

"Pets offer an unconditional love that can be very helpful to people with depression.”  Simply petting a dog or being in their presence has been shown to reduce tension and hypertension in some individuals.

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Tagged In: Depression, dogs, Exercise, Healthy UNH, Kendra Moffett, Mental Health, pet therapy
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