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Body Image During the Holidays

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

                                                   Apolonia

Once November comes around, it is one holiday after another, starting with Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and Christmas, etc. What is the one thing that all holidays have in common? Food. And LOTS of it. For someone battling with a negative body image, these cheerful and happy holidays can become sad, depressing and unappealing.  Food is the central gathering part of all the holidays. Turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie are all served at Thanksgiving and are all foods that do contain a decent amount of fat.

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Eating disorders and weight concerns-Lets talk about it.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Monday, November 25, 2013

                                            Grant Cochrane

A study conducted in 2008 found that 65% of women between the ages of 25-45 have disordered eating habits, and another 10% actually have an eating disorder. That means that about 75% of women struggle to maintain positive attitudes and healthy practices when it comes to food. These percentages are WAY too high, it is time to rethink our relationship with food and begin enjoying food in a healthy manner. 

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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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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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Maintaining Mental Health During a Breakup

Monday, September 30, 2013

Author: 
Mary Houghton
Monday, September 30, 2013

                                            FrameAngel

In college, students are continuously meeting new people and engaging in relationships. Most college students at some point experience a breakup and it can be emotionally devastating. Dealing with a breakup can be very stressful and harmful for your mental health. The most important thing to avoid in the coping process is letting your emotions affect your wellbeing and having your academics suffer. Don’t let a breakup get in the way of a happy and healthy life!

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Sleep your way to better health

Monday, September 23, 2013

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Monday, September 23, 2013

                                                                       graur codrin

Allowing your body to rest and get a good night's sleep is vital to your mental and physical health.Most adults need an average of eight hours of sleep per night.If you are having difficulties getting a good night's sleep, Help Guide has numerous tips on how to sleep better so you can wake up feeling your best. Below are just a few of the many tips.

1.Regulate your sleeping cycle.

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First Year Fears

Monday, September 9, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

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The transition from high school to college is a big step for many teens. Moving into a dorm room, eating in dining halls, hugging your parents’ goodbye, and leaving childhood friends, can be extremely overwhelming for a college freshman. It is a time of change and for many it represents the beginning of adulthood. Many students, like myself, do not do well with change at all. The sudden change of environment and new responsibilities can cause students a great deal of stress and can make the transition difficult.

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Free Therapy in Nature

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Author: 
Ann Steeves
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

                                                                 pat138241

Health cost is an unavoidable topic for the future of the Health Care industry. Mental health care, especially, is often neglected because of the perceived cost of treatment.

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Do you suffer from Cyberchondria?

Friday, July 12, 2013

Author: 
Haeley Stewart
Friday, July 12, 2013

Haeley Stewart

Being college students, we get enough anxiety in the form of schoolwork, midterms, work and money issues, and the last thing we need is any more anxiety to add to the pile. Unfortunately, with the increase in technology in the past decade, a new form of anxiety is emerging known as "cyberchondria." Cyberchondria is the internet version of hypochondria where people go online and self diagnose themselves with having certain diseases and sicknesses and think the worst.

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