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Fall into Good Health with Seasonal Foods!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Author: 
Gabby Chesney
Friday, November 1, 2013

It’s official! Fall has arrived and with it comes a season full of beautiful changing leaves, fun holidays and my personal favorite… delicious foods! Here in New Hampshire there are all sorts of foods that are in season during fall. What’s even better is many of them are packed with nutrients!

Apples

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The Psychology of Eating

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Author: 
Gabby Chesney
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Courtesy Of: Sue Messina, Sarasota F

So often when we think about being “health” in the context of the foods we eat we consider the nutrients, calories and other nutrition-related information. One important area of health that is often overlooked is the Psychology of eating. While many people know what types of foods they should be eating to fuel the body and the mind, most people are unaware of why they eat the way they do. I recently had the opportunity to speak with author and expert on the psychology of eating, Karen R. Koenig LCSW, M. ED.

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The Cost of Diabetes

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

                                             Photo Credit:cooldesign

Practicing a healthy lifestyle shows that you truly care about your well being and by exercising and eating right, you can greatly lower health costs.Practicing preventative care will lower the cost of drug prescriptions and doctor visits.Eating a diet low in saturated fats, and living an active lifestyle can prevent diseases like diabetes, which require many medical prescriptions and visits.

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Going the Distance

Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

                                                                                   Nualpradid

I have been a runner for at least 13 years. I grew up running track and cross-country, with my mother as the coach. It was so easy to run 6 or 7 miles at practice when I was on a team, but now that I am in college, I get so bored running alone! After only a mile in, I’m looking to run back to my apartment because I notice myself focusing on my burning legs, or my shortness of breath. I think about how nice a hot shower will feel after I’m done. However, running just a mile just doesn’t cut it for me. I feel like I am skimping on my workout.

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Test Anxiety

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

                                                   Arvind Balaraman

College can be stressful; being away from home, surrounded by new people, and having difficult courses. Many students can find college to be overwhelming, especially their first year. A great way to reduce stress is reducing test anxiety. Minnesota State University defines test anxiety as “when your anxiety prevents you from showing the professor what you have learned and know.

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Boosting Body Image

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

                                                 hyena reality

As a female student, and nutrition major, I see first hand how important body image is to maintaining a healthy mind. According to Brown University Health Education, 74.4% of normal weight college women, often or all the time had thoughts about their body image. 46% of college men, who were at a healthy weight, had the same thoughts. 

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Operation Beautiful

Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

“I CHOOSE to be positive.” This is a phrase that we do not hear enough in our world. You know how when someone says, “I love your hair today”, or “You are absolutely wonderful”, you feel absolutely amazing inside? Why don’t we say these simple phrases everyday? Why don’t we make someone’s day, everyday? The goal of Operation Beautiful is to end negative self talk or “fat talk”. Negative self-talk inflicts pain; emotionally, spiritually and physically.

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Intramurals at UNH

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

                                    Photo Credit: Amy Van Deventer

A great way to have fun and stay in shape at UNH is by getting involved in intermurals! There are tons of great activities that range from flag football to dodge ball. Everyone can find something they enjoy!

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Eating Concern Mentors and Fat Talk Free Week!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Monday, October 14, 2013

                                            Health Services ECM

Eating Concerns Mentors (ECM) is a group based out of Health Services that provide support and mentor students who are struggling with body image issues and eating disorders. The mentors are trained and educated on eating concerns and helping peers regarding these issues. Mentors may often act as a bridge to the professional help students need. Mentors believe that eating disorders can happen to anyone and that there is no one universal cause. They also believe in health at every size and the non-diet approach.

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Generic Drugs: A safe, money saving option.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Friday, October 11, 2013

                                                                             mconnors

These days everyone is looking to save some money. One cost that people often overlook is health care costs, even though the average family pays over $400 per month on health insurance. One simple way to reduce medical spending is to look into using generic drugs, rather then using big brand name drugs. 

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