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Heel to Toe May be Hurting You

Monday, March 12, 2012
By: Katrina Heisler

While running, we repetitively hit our feet against the pavement, one in front of the other. Lots of times, our brain runs as well, thinking about your current to do list, a conversation earlier in the day, how you’re breathing, what music is playing, but do you ever stop to think about just how your moving your feet? It is almost like breathing, you don’t think about each breath in and out, it just happens, but a recent study from Harvard University is saying we should be making a conscious effort to think about how our foot hits the ground.

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Tagged In: Fitness, Health, Healthy UNH, Physical Activity, UNH

Sunday Fun-day

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
By: Rebecca Lastra

With spring break only a few weeks away, I have seen the gym with a constant influx of students, faculty, and staff in determination to get their beach body ready. However, there is one catch. I tend to see these die-hard, rock hard ab go-getters at the Hamel Recreation Center on Mondays through Saturdays. So where are they on Sunday, you may ask?

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Less Bills for Pills

Friday, March 2, 2012
By: Lindsay Filicicchia

Do you pay outrageous amounts of money for your medications?  The FDA just issued guidelines that will allow drug companies to make duplicates of certain medications called biotech drugs.  The result of this will be increased market competition and decreased cost for medications.  Biotech drugs are expensive, injectable medications.  Prior to the recently developed Read more

Tagged In: Health, Health Care Consumerism, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, UNH

UNH’s Health Management and Policy Program

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
By: Ann Steeves

The United States spends 17.6% of our gross domestic product on Health Care— more than any other country in the world. Despite this staggering statistic, we have one of the sickest populations in the world. Does this concern you? Consider majoring in Health Management and Policy. Within the College of Health and Human Services, students may obtain a Bachelor of Science in Health Management and Policy (HMP). HMP graduates remain close to the department, and are often able to provide students with valuable perspectives of life in the health field.

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Tagged In: Health Care Consumerism, Health Management and Policy, Healthy UNH, UNH

Target for Being Bullied

Monday, February 27, 2012
By: Katrina Heisler

For those of you who have felt bullied, witnessed bullying, or are a bully yourself, what makes a target for such torment? It is frequently believed that bullying causes depression in those being persecuted, which many times it does, but does being depressed also make you a target for being bullied?

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, mental wellness, UNH

Stretching the Truth

Friday, February 24, 2012
By: Rebecca Lastra

During the past few years, there has been some controversy regarding the benefits we gain from stretching before and after exercise.

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4 Creative Ways to Get Your Veggies

Monday, February 20, 2012
By: Lindsay Filicicchia

Often vegetables have a stigma attached to them as being tasteless and unpleasant to eat.  Also, it can seem like a salad is the only way to get your greens for the day.  However, there are plenty of creative recipes that incorporate vegetables to provide the nutrients you need while still tasting delicious.  The first two include kale, one of the most nutrient rich greens, loaded with Vitamin K, Vitamin C, calcium and 5g of fiber.  Its antioxidant content provides some protection against cancer and its fiber content aids in lowering cholesterol.  These reci

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Susan G. Komen Defunds, then Refunds Annual Support for Planned Parenthood

Thursday, February 16, 2012
By: Ann Steeves

With the rising costs of healthcare, many Americans turn to community health centers for important services at affordable prices. One of the nation’s leading centers for women’s health is Planned Parenthood, with nearly 800 health centers nationwide. Their outreach efforts help communities receive access to breast health education, breast screenings, and mammogram referrals, among other services. Their services reach disadvantaged women in underserved areas, often at whatever price the women can afford. As a result, the organization relies heavily on financial donations.

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Tagged In: Health, Health Care Consumerism, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, UNH Ann Steeves

The Real Power Behind a Nap

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
By: Rebecca Lastra

For many years of my life, I have been taught that taking a nap during the day would cause negative effects on my ability to fall asleep later in the evening.

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, mental wellness, Rebecca Lastra, UNH

High Heels: High-Fashion or High-Risk?

Thursday, February 9, 2012
By: Lindsay Filicicchia

Let’s face it: a great pair of high heels is stylish and they really do complete an outfit.  However, the reality is that the foot was not designed to be in permanent arched position while walking.  The effect that high heels have on the body was examined in a study done by researchers at Read more

Tagged In: Fitness, Health, Healthy UNH, Physical Activity, UNH Lindsay Filicicchia

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