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Mental Health

Foods that help bad moods!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Friday, December 20, 2013

College is a very stressful time in peoples’ lives and students often don’t know they can actually reduce stress symptoms by what they eat. I am going to go over a few different moods and provide you with some great food fighting tools to get you through midterms! 

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Just keep laughing

Monday, December 16, 2013

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Monday, December 16, 2013

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Mid-semester is often a stressful time for everyone. Midterms, exams, papers, and projects all seem to pile up at once and you are suddenly left with no free time at all. Everyone is tense and worried about their own workload. This can often lead to harsh attitudes and bitter tones even between your closest friends. The best way to avoid this unnecessary drama is laughter. Laughing immediately puts you in a better mood and lightens your spirits. Just think about it, have you ever felt mad or annoyed while laughing?

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Frazzle Free Finals!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Author: 
Mary Houghton
Monday, December 9, 2013

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Many students are feeling a lot of anxiety about the end of the semester that is fast approaching. With exams, papers, and final projects, the work seems endless. It is important that we all stay in good mental health so that we can finish out the semester strong! The best way to combat your end of semester work is to manage your time wisely and keep a positive and clear mind. It is also important that you take study breaks; take a walk, have a snack, do something that isn’t school related to give your brain a break.

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Time Management

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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As the semester nears an end, it can seem like there is still an enormous amount of assignments with very little time to complete them. If you haven’t already adapted to a time management strategy, now is the time to do it. Managing your time is essentially vital to doing well in college. While it may seem like you have more free time than ever before, the amount of time that needs to be devoted to studying and working on assignments is a huge portion.

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Body Image During the Holidays

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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