February 25, 2019
Why You Should Choose Generic Drugs
When you go to purchase over the counter medication, we all have faced the problem of do we buy the brand name or the generic version? People tend to be more inclined to purchase the nicely designed boxes of brand name drugs, as opposed to the relatively plain boxes of generic. There are a lot of misconceptions associated with generic drugs:
Lack of quality. However, generic drugs are exactly the same as their brand name counterparts.
Effectiveness. Generic... Read More
February 4, 2019
How Endurance is Linked to A Longer Life
A recent study by the Cleveland Clinic showed that there is a correlation between cardiorespiratory fitness and longevity of life. Generally, most people know that working out and being fit is good for your health, but now there is measurable evidence showing the correlation between high levels of fitness and reduced risks of mortality.
They found that this was true across all levels of fitness. Those with the lowest fitness were more likely to die... Read More
January 28, 2019
How Much Water Should You Really Be Drinking?
Water consumption is tricky. It makes up the majority of your body weight so, it is important to stay on top of your water intake. It varies from person to person and is dependent on a variety of factors. How much water you need to drink will depend on how much you exercise, your health, and your living environment.
Here are a few ways that water helps your body function:
Water flushes out waste from the body
Keeps skin, eyes, nose, and mouth... Read More
January 28, 2019
How To Take A Break From Electronics
In this day and age, most of us are attached to our phones. Our phones sometimes feel like our livelihood, and it can be hard to separate from it. According to Inc.com, there are a variety of ways that your phone could be affecting your health.
Long screen time affects your sleep.
Social media apps reduce feelings of well-being.
A phone reduces your ability to focus on tasks.
To help improve your health, try out these different methods to distances yourself... Read More
January 24, 2019
How Walking Every Day Is Beneficial To Your Health and Wellness
Walking is an extremely effective activity for your wellness. The former director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Thomas Frieden, called walking “the closest thing we have to a wonder drug”. Walking boasts a variety of benefits that could positively impact your health.
According to Harvard health researchers, walking briskly for an hour everyday cuts the effects of obesity-promoting genes.
Walking for a... Read More
December 10, 2018
Fathers Who Are Fit Have Healthier Children
Did you know hitting the gym or going on that run can influence your child’s health, even prior to conception? In a recent study led by Kristin Stanford, a researcher at The Ohio State University College of Medicine says, “paternal exercise had a significant impact on the metabolic health of offspring well into their adulthood” (ScienceDaily 2018). The team of researchers found that exercise can change your genetic expression that transfers to... Read More
December 7, 2018
Do you know that the United States spent a record high of $3.4 trillion on health care in 2016? According to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, we have one of the highest healthcare prices per person in the world, around $10,348 and yet in comparison to other developed nations, we have some of the lowest health outcomes.
31stfor life expectancy
1stfor deaths from preventable diseases
13thfor health coverage
All these rankings are in comparison to other high-income countries, who... Read More
December 5, 2018
Are you a pet lover and need a mental break? Paws and Relax offered by Health and Wellness at the University of New Hampshire, is your chance to hang out with a sweet, fluffy dog to help relieve some stress. According to the Mayo Clinic, pet therapy can help to reduce pain or anxiety for people with a range of health issues. Animals have been used in a variety of settings to help to ease patient, student or others feelings of pain or anxiety.
The action of petting animals is known to have... Read More
November 26, 2018
What You Should Eat this Holiday Season
As we make our way into the holiday season, it is good to keep in mind the produce that will be in season! When eating seasonally, you choose to purchase and eat foods around the time and place that they are being harvested. The Seasonal Food Guide explains that eating seasonally means fresher, more flavorful and nutritious foods. It also allows you to consume foods that are produced locally, so foods are not being transported long distances to be at your... Read More
November 19, 2018
How Gratitude and Giving Thanks Can Improve Your Mental Health
With Thanksgiving around the corner, gratitude is on our minds. There is generally an increased feeling of joy and happiness as we approach November and December due to the strong association of being thankful for what we have. Researchers from the University of Illinois who have studied gratitude, say that those who show gratitude are often more patient, experience stronger feelings of happiness, and have better physical health.... Read More