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Katrina Heisler

“The specialist will see you now”

Thursday, February 2, 2012

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Katrina Heisler
Thursday, February 2, 2012

Have you noticed that your doctor has been referring you to a specialist more often then diagnosing and treating you in their office? Well, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine the likelihood that a doctor refers a patient to a specialist has doubled from 1999-2009. This means that the estimated number of visits that resulted in a referral jumped from 40.6 million to 105 million.

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Core No More?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

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Katrina Heisler
Thursday, January 5, 2012

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Crunches, sit ups, planks; just some of the many abdominal exercises we do daily in an effort to achieve the coveted “six pack”. According to an article in the New York Times, researchers at Indiana State University are questioning if the crunches are really worth it.

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Energy for your Brain?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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Recently I have noticed a campus-wide discussion examining the pros and cons of the sale of energy drinks on campus, specifically Red Bull. Why is it that students are so passionate about having energy drinks on campus? What are effects to the human body from energy drinks?

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Start Texting to Start Flexing

Friday, October 28, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Friday, October 28, 2011

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Trying to lose weight or find the motivation to get to the gym? There’s an app for that. Gone are the days of technology holding back the couch potatoes, technology has now made it easy enough to have a personal trainer in the palm of your hand. There are hundreds on weight loss apps on the market for your smart phone that can help you track how much you’re eating, how many calories you burned on your run, fitness tips, and even personalized workout plans. Who needs a trainer or even a gym when all you have to do it turn on your phone?

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Fall into Fitness with Healthy UNH

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

As some of you hopefully know about already, Healthy UNH is running its third campus-wide Fall into Fitness Event for students, faculty and staff. For those of you who don’t know, you have only a few more days to sign up for this fitness competition.  To participate in this competition is easy; form a team of 1-5 people and register yourself or your team by September 29 on the Healthy UNH website.

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Why buy what you can drink for free?

Friday, September 23, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Friday, September 23, 2011

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Paying more than the price of a gallon of gas for a product that American’s could consume for free would be foolish, irrational, and uneconomical, right? Then why do we spend nearly $21 billion purchasing something that can be easily be acquired by flicking on your faucet? I’m talking about water.

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Once You Pop, You Just Can’t Seem To Stop

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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I’m not ashamed to say that this weekend I found myself standing in front of my pantry looking for something to satisfy my snack craving when I spotted it, the bags of Lays Potato Chips. The golden yellow bag looked so tempting and delicious I told myself, “I’ll just have one”. Lets all be honest… who can have just one chip? Next thing I know, the bag is sitting next to me on the couch and I’m elbow deep.  We’ve all done it. Face it, chips are addictive!

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Mandatory Nutrients Before You Think About Going Meatless

Friday, May 13, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Friday, May 13, 2011

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Whether you are contemplating cutting meat out of your diet to try and lose weight, be more friendly to animals, or because you just don’t enjoy a big, juicy, burger anymore, there are eight essential nutrients you are going to have to ensure are in your new meatless meal plan. Many times, when people decide to go all green and stop eating meat, they wind up depriving themselves of important nutrients. There are those who replace meat with hearty vegetables, beans, legumes and nuts, while others replace meat with potato chips and cakes.

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Running or Reps - What is better for your body?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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We all have our personalized exercise plans when we lace up for a workout. There are the muscle men that spend their entire gym sessions lifting weights, while there are others who hit the roads for long runs. So who is more effective at working out? When discussing lifting weights versus cardio, is one really better than the other? Well, Women’s Health Magazine says that it depends! The battle of strength versus cardio is squashed as research and experts dish out advice on when to hit the track and when to pick up the pounds.

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24-Hour Counseling for UNH

Friday, April 22, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Friday, April 22, 2011

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During Public Health Week at UNH, I had the liberty to attend a seminar run by Dr. David Cross, Director of the UNH Counseling Center. His presentation focused on identifying “at risk” students on campus and what can be done to help them. With nine licensed psychologists, three pre-doctoral interns, one post-doctoral fellow, and three administrative staff, the Counseling Center is located on the third floor of Smith Hall.

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