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Boost your Brain Health

Monday, June 30, 2014

Author: 
Heather DeMello
Monday, June 30, 2014

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Nutritionists and doctors have long emphasized the benefits of a low-fat diet, but not all fats are bad for your health! More than just the amount of fat, the types of fat that one consumes is what really matters. There are “good” fats, such as Omega-3 fatty acids which play a crucial role in cognitive function, as well as normal growth and development. Omega-3 fats aid in the prevention of heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, inflammatory diseases and cancer.

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Do You Pursue Perfection?

Friday, June 27, 2014

Author: 
Julie Hurlbut
Friday, June 27, 2014

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College students (and all of us) are burdened by the idea that we have to succeed in all areas of our lives to be as well balanced as we can, but when does the idea of being perfect go too far?

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How to manage IBS

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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Let’s talk about IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, a  group of symptoms that effect the large intestine. Approximately 20% of US adults have IBS. The symptoms of IBS can be rather uncomfortable such as abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, constipation, and gassiness. Keep in mind, these symptoms could be caused by other factors, and not necessarily IBS.

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Improving Your Memory, Improving Your Health

Monday, June 23, 2014

Author: 
Mollie Behan
Monday, June 23, 2014

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Ever feel like something’s on the tip of your tongue but you just can’t recall what it is? Or feel like you have so many things to remember, you have to write everything down or else your thoughts will be completely lost? Being a college student, I often feel overwhelmed with the amount of information I have to process, retain and recite.

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Focus on Water

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Everyone knows that it is important for humans to consume water. Sometimes the health benefits of drinking water are over looked. Here is a how to guide to consuming more water and the science as to why water is an under rated super drink!

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Get Involved With Peer Education and Mentoring!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Author: 
Mollie Behan
Friday, June 13, 2014

If you are student who is interested in supporting and helping fellow students with health concerns, then peer education and mentoring may be for you! Peer education and peer mentoring services provided by the UNH Health Services Office of Health Education and Promotion are intended for UNH students who are interested in outreaching to UNH other students who are struggling with certain health issues or concerns by providing education, support and engaging activities.

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Shop for a Safer Hospital

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Author: 
Julie Hurlbut
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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It’s important to be familiar with your go-to hospital when a family or friend or yourself isn’t feeling well or has an emergency. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control released a report that stated one in twenty-five patients who are admitted to a hospital develop a hospital-acquired infection. Most people go to the hospital to avoid further sickness, but this cannot be guaranteed.

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How to Begin a Workout Program!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Monday, June 9, 2014

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Starting something new can be scary, exciting, and empowering. Especially if you are making the decision to start exercising! First and foremost, good for you for making the decision to become a healthier you! I know that working out can seem very daunting so here are some tips on how to exercise for beginners!

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UNH Outing Club

Friday, June 6, 2014

Author: 
Julie Hurlbut
Friday, June 6, 2014

New Hampshire boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in New England, so why not take advantage of it? The New Hampshire Outing Club (NHOC) is the oldest and largest organization at UNH that offers off-campus trips to undergraduate students every weekend.

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Splash into Summer!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Monday, June 2, 2014

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Looking for a cool new workout during the hot summer? Why not try swimming? Swimming is fun and can be a great workout, not to mention it's way better on your joints than pounding the pavement. It's a low impact activity that uses your entire body against the water resistance. Swimming continuously keeps your heart rate up and builds endurance. The activity combines cardio training and muscle strengthening for a total body workout. As you are pushing yourself through the water, you are also improving balance, posture, and coordination.

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