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To Exercise, or Not to Exercise? That is The Question.

Friday, October 8, 2010
By: Katrina Heisler

For as long as I can remember I have always heard, “to lose weight- diet and exercise”, but a recent article written in TIME Magazine reports on some contraindicating news. Some of you may have heard the recent buzz surrounding exercise and weight loss, where researchers and weight loss gurus are claiming there is not always a positive correlation.

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

Extreme Makeover: Nutrition Label Edition

Thursday, October 7, 2010
By: Katie Cardinal

Approximately twenty years ago, Congress passed the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act, which required all packaged foods to display a detailed nutrition facts label. This label was to include serving sizes, energy content, and ingredients. Overtime, however, companies have come up with a variety of ways to “trick” consumers with the writing they present on their packaged goods. Due to this deception by food producers, the Center for Science in the Public Interest wants to give the nutrition label a makeover! The suggested changes are as follows:

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

Tips on Choosing the Right Health Insurance Plan

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
By: Erica Cross

With the cost of health care on the rise, many Americans struggle with finding the right health insurance plan that will give them the coverage they need without breaking the bank. Getting the type of health insurance that is right for you is important so that you can be covered whenever you need it. Before choosing a health care plan, some things that you want to compare are:

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Tagged In: Erica Cross, Health, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, Insurance, UNH

Fall for the Fall

Friday, October 1, 2010
By: Sarah Sceery

As the temperatures start to drop out of the 70’s, many people begin to get into “winter” mode and forget about all the great things the fall has to offer, especially in New England.  This season is a great time to take advantage of some outside physical activities.  Around UNH, you can find some great running routes or take a stroll through college woods. All the leaves are beginning to change colors and a walk in college woods is not only great for your health, but maybe a nice stress reliever too!

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Tagged In: Fitness, Health, Healthy UNH, Hiking, Sarah Sceery, UNH

Pass the Sea Salt, Please?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
By: Katrina Heisler

TIME Magazine wrote an article in which they announced 9 out of 10 Americans are eating too much salt. That’s 90 percent! While current guidelines recommend the average serving to be 2,300 mg, just a teaspoon, per day, the CDC conducted a study where they found only 19% were actually meeting the standard.

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

Generics: A Tough Pill to Swallow?

Monday, September 27, 2010
By: Katie Cardinal

When you go to the pharmacy, which prescription do you choose? Do you go for the brand-name pill that’s been  around for years or the generic drug to save yourself a little money? What do you base your decision on? Do you  ever wonder if the generics are as reliable as the brand-name drugs?

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

Are you a procrastinating pro?

Friday, September 24, 2010
By: Erica Cross

Procrastination is a defense mechanism that many people use to help cope with the stress of their daily life. Whether it is putting off a tedious reading assignment until later or waiting for your favorite TV show to end before taking out the trash, most Americans use some form of procrastination in their everyday lives. While some people view procrastinators as “lazy”, procrastinators generally want to accomplish their goals.

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Tagged In: Erica Cross, Health, Healthy UNH, Procrastination, Stress Management

Breakfast is essential

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
By: Sarah Sceery

As a child, it’s common for most people to hear from parents or doctors, “Eat your breakfast.” But as we get older and lifestyles change, a lot of people fall out of the trend of making sure they eat breakfast. As college students, life changes with dorm life or when you’re living on your own.  As the September is in full swing, classes are getting busier and activities are picking up. However, it is SO important for your overall health and body weight to eat what could be considered the most important meal of the day. 

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

The Cost of Being Overweight

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
By: Katrina Heisler

Reported by CNN in February, 2010, the first lady, Michelle Obama spoke about the increasing costs the United States spends on treating obesity related issues and the economic effect. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a study in 2009 stating “obese patients spent an average of $1,429 more for their medical care than did people within a normal weight range.” This figure had me thinking, being overweight is not only costly to our health, but costly to our wallets as well.

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Tagged In: Health, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, Katrina Heisler, Obesity, UNH

Fitness Around UNH

Thursday, September 16, 2010
By: Erica Cross

We have all heard about the benefits of being physically fit, but the tricky part is figuring out how to become fit. While it may seem easy to some, many people of all ages and abilities struggle to find a routine that works for them. At UNH, there are many different programs and opportunities to be able to get on track with getting fit. Having a fit lifestyle should be a lifelong goal, not a short-lived fad. Be patient with yourself and let your body take time to adjust to your new routine.

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