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Mandatory Nutrients Before You Think About Going Meatless

Friday, May 13, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

Whether you are contemplating cutting meat out of your diet to try and lose weight, be more friendly to animals, or because you just don’t enjoy a big, juicy, burger anymore, there are eight essential nutrients you are going to have to ensure are in your new meatless meal plan. Many times, when people decide to go all green and stop eating meat, they wind up depriving themselves of important nutrients. There are those who replace meat with hearty vegetables, beans, legumes and nuts, while others replace meat with potato chips and cakes.

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Katrina Heisler, Nutrition, UNH

Keeping your shoes up-to-date

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
By: Sarah Sceery

As an athlete in high school, at the first sign of injury or pain, I was always asked, “how old are your shoes?” Many times, they were too old. However, as the years of college have moved on, new running shoes are not something I often think of, until recently. I was running on the treadmill and all of a sudden had pains in the arches of my feet. I tried to run through it, but after a few minutes had to stop. After taking a look at my shoes, I realized it was time for an upgrade.

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Aquacise at UNH

Friday, May 6, 2011
By: Katie Cardinal

Looking for a new, creative way to get into shape for bathing suit season? How about aquacising?  Water fitness classes are available to all UNH students. These classes provide basic aerobic exercise in shallow or deep water, and are low impact but with the same intensity as a land-based aerobic class. This is great for people with knee or ankle problems and is a sure bet way to get you ready for bathing suit season. Each class is set to music and starts with a warm-up, proceeds into an aerobic segment, and ends with a cool-down accompanied with stretching exercises.

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Running or Reps - What is better for your body?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

We all have our personalized exercise plans when we lace up for a workout. There are the muscle men that spend their entire gym sessions lifting weights, while there are others who hit the roads for long runs. So who is more effective at working out? When discussing lifting weights versus cardio, is one really better than the other? Well, Women’s Health Magazine says that it depends! The battle of strength versus cardio is squashed as research and experts dish out advice on when to hit the track and when to pick up the pounds.

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Tagged In: Fitness, Health, Healthy UNH, Katrina Heisler, UNH

How Stressed Are You?

Monday, May 2, 2011
By: Sarah Sceery

“Stress” is a word heard often, especially around a college campus. Common stressors include school, family, relationships, work, money…the list goes on. At times, because people may be too busy, or too stressed, they don’t even realize the extent of stress and anxiety on their overall mental health.

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Boys Don’t Cry

Friday, April 29, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

Stereotypes on masculinity in today’s society have told men for decades to “suck it up” and “be a man.” And while young boys are teased for being “mama’s boys” a new study presented at the American Psychological Association meeting suggests that it may be good for your mental health.

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Massages at Health Services

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
By: Sarah Sceery

With a busy lifestyle, who really has time to take a whole day at the spa - even though you wish you could? And who can afford to spend a small fortune on a spa trip? UNH Health Services can help! They offer a wonderful alternative to a spa day by offering 50 minute massages. Both traditional and hot stone massages are available by licensed massage therapists at Health Services right here on campus. Massages are available to ALL UNH Students, faculty, and staff members. The best part about the program? It’s extremely affordable.

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Tagged In: Health, Health Services, Healthy UNH, Sarah Sceery, UNH

HIIT Your Way to Fitness

Monday, April 25, 2011
By: Katie Cardinal

I’ve recently reached a plateau in my workouts where I work out just as hard as I used to, but am no longer seeing the results. After getting quite discouraged and searching online for what to do, I discovered the best thing to do is to switch up my routine. To do so I’ve begun high intensity interval training, otherwise known as HIIT. Not only am I getting a workout of a lifetime, it’s making me more energized everyday and I’m actually beginning to see some results. So far it’s a win-win situation.

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24-Hour Counseling for UNH

Friday, April 22, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

During Public Health Week at UNH, I had the liberty to attend a seminar run by Dr. David Cross, Director of the UNH Counseling Center. His presentation focused on identifying “at risk” students on campus and what can be done to help them. With nine licensed psychologists, three pre-doctoral interns, one post-doctoral fellow, and three administrative staff, the Counseling Center is located on the third floor of Smith Hall.

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Katrina Heisler, Mental Health, Stress Management, UNH

Have You Had Your OJ Today?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
By: Sarah Sceery

New research on the favorite morning beverage demonstrated that 100% orange juice can have many more benefits than you may have thought.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, Nutrition, Sarah Sceery, UNH
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