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'Tis the Season...for healthy eating

Thursday, December 16, 2010
By: Sarah Sceery

Eating healthy during the holidays can often be a challenge. There is so much delicious food and often times too many options to choose from…that you just have to try everything. I usually have a hard time deciding between cookies, brownies, and apple pie. Even aside from dessert, many times people over eat main course meals as well. This is a common problem for almost everybody during the holidays but there are ways to help!

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

Setting Down the Drink to Save

Friday, December 10, 2010
By: Katrina Heisler

According to a study published by The Journal of the American Medical Association, the cost of drinking goes far beyond your bar tab or the price of a 12 pack each week. In 1999, the U.S. consumer expenditure was $116.2 billion.

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

Facial Reflexology for Stress Relief

Thursday, December 9, 2010
By: Katie Cardinal

When you get angry or happy or sad, where do you show your emotions first? Your face, of course! Your face is one of the most expressive parts of your body to the outside world. From talking, chewing, and laughing to grinding teeth, smiling, and frowning, your face gets quite a workout on a daily basis. For this reason, facial muscles hold a lot of stress and tension simply due to living. But what if there was something to do in order to reduce the tension in your face and your overall stress level?

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Katie Cardinal, mental wellness, Stress, UNH

Help Fight Off Colds This Winter by Exercising

Monday, December 6, 2010
By: Erica Cross

We have all heard the household remedies for fighting off the common cold, such as washing your hands frequently or consuming vitamin C. New research from a report published by the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that people who exercise regularly tend to have fewer colds than sedentary people.

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

How expensive that emergency really is...

Friday, December 3, 2010
By: Sarah Sceery

An emergency room visit is something that nobody wants to encounter. That hospital visit is usually not for a positive reason and in some cases can (figuratively) cost people an arm and a leg! For patients who are insured, the cost of an emergency visit is significantly less than those who are uninsured.

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

Sip to Relieve Stress

Wednesday, December 1, 2010
By: Katrina Heisler

Let me start by saying I am a huge tea drinker; I’m talking five or six cups a day. For all the coffee addicts out there whose java is more “their cup of tea”, I can sympathize with you, the day just isn’t the same without it! I love the taste, the smell, the feeling of tea as it warms up my whole body and I just feel relaxed. This sparked in my mind and made me wonder, does tea have any stress relieving affects?

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Katrina Heisler, mental wellness, Stress Management, UNH

Working Out to Healthier Skin

Monday, November 29, 2010
By: Katie Cardinal

We all know that physical activity has a direct impact on muscle tone and cardiovascular health, but did you know regular exercise can have a positive impact on skin health? That’s right, regular physical activity has been linked to healthier, younger looking skin in addition to reduced risk of acne and breakouts.

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

You Say Potato...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010
By: Katie Cardinal

For years we’ve been taught that potatoes are bad for you. Their presence at the top of the Food Guide Pyramid is attributed to their starch content and somewhat high glycemic index. But what if the health benefits of potatoes outweighed their downfalls? Certainly potatoes shouldn’t be eaten daily to a sugar freak or diabetic, but they are quite healthy and actually beneficial to others if eaten in moderation. Here are some of the nutritional benefits of potatoes…

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Katie Cardinal, Nutrition, UNH

Yoga for Everyone

Monday, November 22, 2010
By: Sarah Sceery

In the busy lifestyles of Americans and around the world, Yoga and Pilates have been an up and coming craze. Yoga mats and DVDs can be found in stores everywhere and many people are participating. Even a platoon of military service members are joining the trend.

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, mental wellness, Physical Activity, Sarah Sceery, Stress Management, UNH

What Would Our Ancestors Do? Run Barefoot!

Friday, November 19, 2010
By: Katrina Heisler

Everyone has their own gym attire, but most of the time you see the same work out gear; shorts, a t-shirt and sneakers, but while at the gym recently I noticed something a little more unusual. Instead of sneakers, a girl was wearing shoes that were so unlike sneakers they looked like toe socks. The thin fabric covering her feat outlined each toe and was being held on her foot by a Velcro strap. Is she really going to run in those? I thought to myself.

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