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Physical Activity Program Helps Individuals with Mental Illness

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Author: 
Ann Steeves
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The World Health Organization defines health as “physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. Too often, this holistic view is forgotten. The interdependence of all aspects of health is important when creating wellness programs.

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Heel to Toe May be Hurting You

Monday, March 12, 2012

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Monday, March 12, 2012

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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Sunday Fun-day

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Author: 
Rebecca Lastra
Tuesday, 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?

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Less Bills for Pills

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012

Do you pay outrageous amounts of money for your medications?  The FDA just issued guidelines that will allow drug companies to make duplicates of certain medications called biotech drugs.  The result of this will be increased market competition and decreased cost for medications.  Biotech drugs are expensive, injectable medications.  Prior to the recently developed Read more

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Target for Being Bullied

Monday, February 27, 2012

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Katrina Heisler
Monday, February 27, 2012

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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Stretching the Truth

Friday, February 24, 2012

Author: 
Rebecca Lastra
Friday, February 24, 2012

During the past few years, there has been some controversy regarding the benefits we gain from stretching before and after exercise.

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4 Creative Ways to Get Your Veggies

Monday, February 20, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Often vegetables have a stigma attached to them as being tasteless and unpleasant to eat.  Also, it can seem like a salad is the only way to get your greens for the day.  However, there are plenty of creative recipes that incorporate vegetables to provide the nutrients you need while still tasting delicious.  The first two include kale, one of the most nutrient rich greens, loaded with Vitamin K, Vitamin C, calcium and 5g of fiber.  Its antioxidant content provides some protection against cancer and its fiber content aids in lowering cholesterol.  These reci

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Susan G. Komen Defunds, then Refunds Annual Support for Planned Parenthood

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Author: 
Ann Steeves
Thursday, February 16, 2012

With the rising costs of healthcare, many Americans turn to community health centers for important services at affordable prices. One of the nation’s leading centers for women’s health is Planned Parenthood, with nearly 800 health centers nationwide. Their outreach efforts help communities receive access to breast health education, breast screenings, and mammogram referrals, among other services. Their services reach disadvantaged women in underserved areas, often at whatever price the women can afford. As a result, the organization relies heavily on financial donations.

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The Real Power Behind a Nap

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Author: 
Rebecca Lastra
Tuesday, 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.

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High Heels: High-Fashion or High-Risk?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Let’s face it: a great pair of high heels is stylish and they really do complete an outfit.  However, the reality is that the foot was not designed to be in permanent arched position while walking.  The effect that high heels have on the body was examined in a study done by researchers at Read more

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