March 6, 2012
With spring break only a few
weeks away, I have seen the gym with a constant influx of students, faculty,
and staff in determination to get their beach body ready. However, there is one
catch. I tend to see these die-hard, rock hard ab go-getters at the Hamel
Recreation Center on Mondays through Saturdays. So where are they on Sunday,
you may ask? Well one popular answer put forth by ”Greatist”, a
website linked to by the Huffington Post, is that these exercise gurus are on
the coach cheating.... Read More
February 14, 2012
For many years of my life, I have been taught that taking a nap during the day would cause negative effects on my ability to fall asleep later in the evening. However, I recently found an article on WebMD that counteracts this long time assumption and negative connotation that has been applied to the word “nap.” Many people, like myself, tend to feel their energy levels fall when two or three o’clock rolls around. Instead of reaching for that not so nutritious energy drink to send you from... Read More
February 3, 2012
Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to work out more and lead a healthier life? Are you bored of doing the same old workout everyday? Well luckily, the UNH Outdoor Adventure Club can help! On February 14th, they will be hosting a Moonlight Cross Country Ski event across Medums Pond. It only costs five dollars and it includes transportation and ski gear. The event is from 6pm-9:30pm and you must sign up by February 13th at the front desk of the recreation center. The Outdoor Adventure Club... Read More
December 21, 2011
Imagine being able to rake leaves or mowing lawns in exchange for a doctor’s visit. Well in Falmouth, Maine, there are thirty-three patients who do just that. An article published by NPR examines the structure behind True North’s system of “time dollars” and how patients can qualify for the program. True North is a non-profit medical clinic in Falmouth that allows low-income patients complete specific services in exchange to see a doctor.
Tom Dahlborg, the executive director of True North,... Read More
December 5, 2011
In a recent post by Katrina Heisler,
she discussed the different apps that are compatible with iPhones to help us
stay motivated to hit the gym and how as little as text messaging could
contribute to weight loss. Well another app to add to the list is "Nexercise". Nexercise is a free app available to all iPhone owners that tracks different
physical activities and rewards users with free and discounted merchandise.
These physical activities range from weight training and running to fencing and... Read More
November 18, 2011
With the constant stress of school, work, or other day-to-day events, a majority of people have a hard time shutting off their brain to get some shut eye. During finals week or feeling completely overwhelmed with other commitments, I find myself not receiving enough of sleep due my racing mind standing in the way. However, an article recently published in Women’s Health, explores some remedies to calm our nerves during one of the most important times of day.
Some of the solutions were ones I... Read More
November 10, 2011
Breakfast is often coined as
the most important meal of the day and should help jump-start your day.
Research shows that people who consume cereal for breakfast are more likely to
consume more produce and whole grains throughout the day. However, not all cereals
are created equal and some can be loaded with unwanted sugar. Women’s
Health Magazine recently published an article that discusses
what to look for in a cereal to give you the maximum benefits.
It’s very easy for us to be
easily... Read More
November 8, 2011
Chocolate is the heart's best medicine? Dark not milk. Eat it everyday but don’t go
overboard. Organic or not?
Sound familiar? These all too often
restrictions we put on our chocolate consumption can get confusing. Some
experts claim that certain types of chocolate can reduce our risk of heart
disease but how much are we supposed to be eating? How can we be sure it won’t
offset our fitness and diet regiment?
Luckily, SPIN has come to the rescue. SPIN, also known
as Students Promoting... Read More
October 21, 2011
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. An... Read More
October 7, 2011
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.
An article... Read More