Healthy UNH Blogger: Sarah Sceery

Warming Up in the Cold

Friday, February 18, 2011
By: Sarah Sceery

It’s common for physically active individuals to hop off the treadmill right after a run or jump on a bike as soon as they get to the gym, especially these days when finding a machine at the UNH gym is like finding gold. However, in doing so, an essential part of your work out is lost. Many times, people tend to forget how important a warm-up (and cool-down) is for an effective and safe workout.

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What's Homework, Again?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
By: Sarah Sceery

Unfortunately, that nice, long five-week break is over for college students. Gone (for the next four months) are the days of sleeping for as long as you wanted, going to the gym for as long as you wanted, and not having any lingering class projects hanging over your head. Returning to school and resuming classes after a long break can bring up mixed emotions.

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Live to Ride

Monday, January 24, 2011
By: Sarah Sceery

Just because the winter months are here and we have lots of snow doesn’t mean your exercise routine has to come to a halt. According to Fit Day, winter sports, especially snowboarding, can have a great impact on your health. Whether you’re a pro or a beginner, being on the mountain and outdoors can enhance your mood.

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After Hours Emergencies

Thursday, January 13, 2011
By: Sarah Sceery

It’s 6pm on a Tuesday night and you slip on ice walking home from the library. There is a possibility that when you fell, you may have broken something, but health services is closed….what do you do? Luckily for students, UNH Health Services has an agreement with Wentworth Douglass Hospital that many people do not know about. This plan is part of the student health fee and is accessible for UNH students.

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Tag that as "stress"

Friday, January 7, 2011
By: Sarah Sceery

Has Facebook gotten the best of you? Like many others in the world of social media today, people spend excessive amounts of time online…and I’m more than willing to admit that I’m one of them.

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Anyone have a tissue? Or a treadmill instead? Exercising to boost the immune system!

Monday, December 20, 2010
By: Sarah Sceery

It’s that time of year again where it seems that everyone is getting sick. A recent study done by Appalachian State University found that on average patients are sick for 13 days during the winter months and 8 days during the fall season. However, the study also found that people who exercised or participated in physical activity were sick half of those days.

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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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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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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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It's Not All About the Cardio

Friday, November 12, 2010
By: Sarah Sceery

There is a common misconception of many individuals that physical activity means solely cardiovascular activity. These forms of activity could be classified as running, jogging, biking, swimming, hiking etc…and they ARE very important. However, muscular strength and endurance training plays an equally important role in physical activity. Muscle training can be categorized into two categories, Strength and Endurance. Strength training is the amount of weight lifted in one repetition of exercise while endurance is a longer duration of lower weight.

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