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Brand Name Frenzy

Friday, October 21, 2011
By: Rebecca Lastra

Throughout our lives, we have been trained that purchasing any product with a respectable name attached to it deems it more effective than any generic product. Primarily through media and word of mouth, we have defined that labeled brands are better products and they usually cost significantly more. Sometimes it is worth the extra couple of bucks, but other times it is completely irrelevant. One product that most Americans get hung up on, is if they should buy a generic or brand named drug.

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

Nutritional Knowledge

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Do you obsess about your body image? Is your day constantly preoccupied thinking about the food you may or may not have eaten? Are you an athlete and are you wondering what foods would best suit your athletic and academic schedule? Have you recently been to the doctor and been told that you have high cholesterol? Have you decided to become a vegan and are wondering how to go about eating the foods you wish to eat but still manage to get all of your daily nutrients?

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Tagged In: Health Services, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, UNH, UNH Program

Stretching Your Benefits

Monday, October 10, 2011

Being a student who goes to the gym daily, I notice habits others have that can truly harm their physical health. Many students are often strapped for time and make their gym session an “in-and-out” type deal. It is good students are exercising, but many do not stretch.

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

Coffee Confusion

Friday, October 7, 2011
By: Rebecca Lastra

Ever since I was young, I had the common assumption that “coffee stunts your growth” drilled into my head. As I got older, I watched my parents drink multiple cups of coffee before heading off to work and I eventually found myself relying on the drink either in the morning or pulling an all-nighter to study for an exam. With that being said, there has been a constant debate for decades if coffee is actually harmful to your health and Health Magazine tries to get to the bottom of it.

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, Rebecca Lastra, UNH

Flu Season, stay on top of it!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

School has started and we are all getting into the flow of things - going to class, hitting the gym, and frequenting the food halls with our friends. While this is all fine and dandy, there is something looming around the corner… Flu Season! Don’t be too afraid. There are three easy ways to combat this issue as set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. First and foremost, get a flu vaccination!

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Tagged In: Health, Health Care Consumerism, Healthy UNH, Marlon Shepard, UNH

Depression: Off the Playing Field

Monday, October 3, 2011

This past summer a hockey player for the Winnipeg Jets of the NHL, Rick Rypien, passed away where he resides in Coleman, Alberta.  His former team, the Vancouver Canucks reported that Rypien had been suffering from severe depression.  On the ice he was a heavy-h

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

What Lies Beneath the Sweat

Friday, September 30, 2011
By: Rebecca Lastra

After an intense workout session, it’s human nature to toss our damp, sweaty clothes into a gym bag and eventually take care of them when it’s time to do a load of laundry. However, the one vital step that most people don’t take care of is the bag that carries all the germs. Health magazine recently published an article that examined the perfect environment we are creating for bacteria to thrive in.

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

Fall into Fitness with Healthy UNH

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

As some of you hopefully know about already, Healthy UNH is running its third campus-wide Fall into Fitness Event for students, faculty and staff. For those of you who don’t know, you have only a few more days to sign up for this fitness competition.  To participate in this competition is easy; form a team of 1-5 people and register yourself or your team by September 29 on the Healthy UNH website.

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Katrina Heisler, Physical Activity, UNH, UNH Program

Nature's Candy

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Exams are fast approaching for many of us and because of that fact, we may not be getting to the gym as much as we would like to. Will missing a couple sessions at the gym hurt your overall health? Not a chance. However, why not help the body out during those long study sessions and instead of chowing down a bag of chips, or eating up a candy bar, have some fantastic tasting fruits!

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Marlon Shepard, Nutrition, UNH

Why buy what you can drink for free?

Friday, September 23, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

Paying more than the price of a gallon of gas for a product that American’s could consume for free would be foolish, irrational, and uneconomical, right? Then why do we spend nearly $21 billion purchasing something that can be easily be acquired by flicking on your faucet? I’m talking about water.

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Tagged In: Health, Health Care Consumerism, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, Katrina Heisler, Nutrition, UNH
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