February 18, 2011
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.
The American College of Sports Medicine recommends 5-10 minutes of both a warm-up pre-workout, and... Read More
February 16, 2011
I thought that since it is the month of chocolate’s most
popular holiday, Valentine’s Day, it would be fitting to give you all some
comfort and encouragement about just how delectible, rich, and even
healthy the candy can be! So before
you’re kicking yourself over indulging in the luscious treat, relax, and pop
another chocolate into your mouth or even use it to cook a delicious meal for
you and a loved one!
I came across the article, Go Cocoa Loco,
in the most recent issue of Women’s Health... Read More
February 15, 2011
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. According to Reachout.com, several common feelings associated with this change include stress or anxiousness (especially about new... Read More
February 14, 2011
SHARPP is the Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program at UNH that provides services to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking. Within the UNH community, SHARPP provides emotional support, academic interventions, advocacy, crisis intervention, medical and legal accompaniment, and resources and referrals to those in need. Most importantly, SHARPP is available to all UNH students regardless of age, gender, race, religious or political affiliation, health... Read More
February 9, 2011
In a perfect world, losing weight would be as easy as snapping your fingers...eat right, hit the gym a few days and you’ve reached your ideal weight loss goal. Unfortunately, it is not that easy and sometimes it seems no that matter how many cookies we pass up in favor of carrots, and how many hours we log at the gym, the scale won’t budge! Weight loss professionals are claiming there is a solution - high intensity interval training has been shown to help those who have reached a plateau and... Read More
February 7, 2011
Face it - we’ve all been walking through the mall when we stumble upon the food court. The sweet aroma of pizza, Chinese food, and cinnamon buns is almost intoxicating. But how on earth are you supposed to fit into the skinny jeans you just bought if you’re filling your body with such high-fat, calorie-dense foods? Nicole DeCoursy recently published an article that outlined the 10 healthiest foods you can find at the mall food court. The foods are as follows:
Asian Grilled Salmon on Brown... Read More
February 3, 2011
Carb-free, fat-free...we’ve heard of just about every “free” diet out there, but how about gluten- free? You may have recently seen the newest diet craze in the media with celebrities claiming weight loss galore, or perhaps you know someone who eats form the gluten-free section that UNH dining services provides.
First, lets talk about what gluten is. Women’s Health Magazine’s article titled “Is Gluten Bad for Your Body?” defines gluten as a protein found in the grains of wheat, barley and rye... Read More
January 24, 2011
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. Additionally, as the article describes, snowboarding can have multiple positive physical effects.
Aerobic Exercise - Snowboarding has the potential to burn a great deal of calories... Read More
January 19, 2011
Breathing exercises have long been considered a sacred and respected tool utilized by many cultures to achieve mental and physical balance within the body. More recently, physicians, therapists and trainers alike have encouraged deep breathing to help ease tension, cleanse the body, boost energy, and relieve stress. Essentially you can “exercise” anywhere at any time to provide relief and relaxation. Breathing exercises last from 5-10 minutes and just require two tools; your body and your mind... Read More
January 13, 2011
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. The agreement permits students to receive care at the Wentworth Douglass Hospital if health... Read More