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Want a Sweet Sensation?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Author: 
Erica Cross
Friday, October 15, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Suat Eman

I have a huge sweet tooth. Personally, the hardest part of living a healthy lifestyle for me is controlling my sugar intake. Many Americans struggle to live healthier lifestyles, but feel unsatisfied if they don’t have something sweet at the end of the day. While it is important to satisfy your cravings, many desserts are high in fat and empty calories. In order to find some desserts that I could indulge in, I went on a search for some sweet tasting treats that left me feeling satisfied without feeling like I had overeaten.

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Rest Yourself

Monday, October 11, 2010

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Monday, October 11, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Graur Razvan Ionut

Tests, quizzes, group projects, work, financial issues, social life, and fitting in the gym…..when does it all end? If any of these situations sounds familiar (which most of them probably do for every college student), then you have a great deal of stress factors. The unfortunate thing is that stress doesn’t end once you leave college, only the specific causes do. This may seem like negative news, but it doesn’t have to be. Stress is a normal part of everyday life. Your body actually needs some levels of stress in order to function optimally.

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To Exercise, or Not to Exercise? That is The Question.

Friday, October 8, 2010

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Katrina Heisler
Friday, October 8, 2010

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For as long as I can remember I have always heard, “to lose weight- diet and exercise”, but a recent article written in TIME Magazine reports on some contraindicating news. Some of you may have heard the recent buzz surrounding exercise and weight loss, where researchers and weight loss gurus are claiming there is not always a positive correlation.

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Extreme Makeover: Nutrition Label Edition

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Thursday, October 7, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Kid's Health

Approximately twenty years ago, Congress passed the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act, which required all packaged foods to display a detailed nutrition facts label. This label was to include serving sizes, energy content, and ingredients. Overtime, however, companies have come up with a variety of ways to “trick” consumers with the writing they present on their packaged goods. Due to this deception by food producers, the Center for Science in the Public Interest wants to give the nutrition label a makeover! The suggested changes are as follows:

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Tips on Choosing the Right Health Insurance Plan

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Author: 
Erica Cross
Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Francesco Marino

With the cost of health care on the rise, many Americans struggle with finding the right health insurance plan that will give them the coverage they need without breaking the bank. Getting the type of health insurance that is right for you is important so that you can be covered whenever you need it. Before choosing a health care plan, some things that you want to compare are:

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Fall for the Fall

Friday, October 1, 2010

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Friday, October 1, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Sarah Sceery

As the temperatures start to drop out of the 70’s, many people begin to get into “winter” mode and forget about all the great things the fall has to offer, especially in New England.  This season is a great time to take advantage of some outside physical activities.  Around UNH, you can find some great running routes or take a stroll through college woods. All the leaves are beginning to change colors and a walk in college woods is not only great for your health, but maybe a nice stress reliever too!

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Generics: A Tough Pill to Swallow?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Monday, September 27, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Graur Razvan Ionut

When you go to the pharmacy, which prescription do you choose? Do you go for the brand-name pill that’s been  around for years or the generic drug to save yourself a little money? What do you base your decision on? Do you  ever wonder if the generics are as reliable as the brand-name drugs?

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Breakfast is essential

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of healingdream

As a child, it’s common for most people to hear from parents or doctors, “Eat your breakfast.” But as we get older and lifestyles change, a lot of people fall out of the trend of making sure they eat breakfast. As college students, life changes with dorm life or when you’re living on your own.  As the September is in full swing, classes are getting busier and activities are picking up. However, it is SO important for your overall health and body weight to eat what could be considered the most important meal of the day. 

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The Cost of Being Overweight

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of the White House

Reported by CNN in February, 2010, the first lady, Michelle Obama spoke about the increasing costs the United States spends on treating obesity related issues and the economic effect. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a study in 2009 stating “obese patients spent an average of $1,429 more for their medical care than did people within a normal weight range.” This figure had me thinking, being overweight is not only costly to our health, but costly to our wallets as well.

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Fitness Around UNH

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Author: 
Erica Cross
Thursday, September 16, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Federico Stevanin

We have all heard about the benefits of being physically fit, but the tricky part is figuring out how to become fit. While it may seem easy to some, many people of all ages and abilities struggle to find a routine that works for them. At UNH, there are many different programs and opportunities to be able to get on track with getting fit. Having a fit lifestyle should be a lifelong goal, not a short-lived fad. Be patient with yourself and let your body take time to adjust to your new routine.

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