Healthy UNH Blogger: Katrina Heisler

Home Town: Dedham, MA

Major: Nursing, Nutrition Minor

Graduation Year: 2012

Favorite Movie: Aladdin

What do you love about UNH: The beautiful campus and friendly people.

As a Healthy UNH Intern, what are you most excited about: Frazzle Free Finals Week!

Frazzle Free Finals Week

Friday, May 4, 2012
By: Katrina Heisler

I’m sure to many of you, even mentioning the word “finals” sends your body into a meltdown as you try and wrap your brain around the million and one things you still need to do this semester.

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Stress, UNH, UNH Event

Have a Sex-Ed Question?

Monday, April 23, 2012
By: Katrina Heisler

UNH Health Services does a great job spreading sexual health and awareness across campus. Starting March 20th until May 15th sexual health and information tables can be found in the MUB Food Court from 11:45-1:15 every Tuesday.

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

National Nutrition Month

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
By: Katrina Heisler

March is National Nutrition Month, so for everyone who made a New Years resolution to eat better but maybe hasn’t always stayed on track, ahem, myself, this is a great time to focus on “getting your plate in shape” . The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics created this annual educational and informational campaign to stress the importance of making healthy food choices and developing lifelong eating and physical activity habits.

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Northeast Passage Making Strides at UNH

Friday, March 16, 2012
By: Katrina Heisler

For those of you who might not know, the UNH College of Health and Human Services is home to the nationally renowned and innovative non-profit organization called Northeast Passage, providing therapeutic recreation and adaptive sports for those with disabilities.

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Northeast Passage, UNH

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, 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, UNH

“The specialist will see you now”

Thursday, February 2, 2012
By: Katrina Heisler

Have you noticed that your doctor has been referring you to a specialist more often then diagnosing and treating you in their office? Well, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine the likelihood that a doctor refers a patient to a specialist has doubled from 1999-2009. This means that the estimated number of visits that resulted in a referral jumped from 40.6 million to 105 million.

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

Core No More?

Thursday, January 5, 2012
By: Katrina Heisler

Crunches, sit ups, planks; just some of the many abdominal exercises we do daily in an effort to achieve the coveted “six pack”. According to an article in the New York Times, researchers at Indiana State University are questioning if the crunches are really worth it.

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Energy for your Brain?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

Recently I have noticed a campus-wide discussion examining the pros and cons of the sale of energy drinks on campus, specifically Red Bull. Why is it that students are so passionate about having energy drinks on campus? What are effects to the human body from energy drinks?

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Katrina Heisler, Mental Health, mental wellness, Nutrition, UNH

Start Texting to Start Flexing

Friday, October 28, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

Trying to lose weight or find the motivation to get to the gym? There’s an app for that. Gone are the days of technology holding back the couch potatoes, technology has now made it easy enough to have a personal trainer in the palm of your hand. There are hundreds on weight loss apps on the market for your smart phone that can help you track how much you’re eating, how many calories you burned on your run, fitness tips, and even personalized workout plans. Who needs a trainer or even a gym when all you have to do it turn on your phone?

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