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Core No More?

Thursday, January 5, 2012
By: Katrina Heisler

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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Tagged In: Fitness, Health, Healthy UNH, Katrina Heisler, Physical Activity, UNH

Time is Money

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
By: Rebecca Lastra

Imagine being able to rake leaves or mowing lawns in exchange for a doctor’s visit. Well in Falmouth, Maine, there are thirty-three patients who do just that. An article published by NPR examines the structure behind True North’s system of “time dollars” and how patients can qualify for the program.

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Tagged In: Health, Health Care Consumerism, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, Rebecca Lastra, UNH

The Links Between the Internet and Depression

Friday, December 9, 2011

When many teenagers first turn on their computers, the first thing they check is Facebook and other social media sites.  Now, how much is too much?  Researchers have been tracking nearly 1,000 teenagers and the effects of internet use.  They have found that the more time online, leads to a greater increase for depression.  A post on Read more

Tagged In: Depression, Health, Healthy UNH, Justin DiMaio, Mental Health, mental wellness, UNH

Motivation at your Fingertips

Monday, December 5, 2011
By: Rebecca Lastra

In a recent post by Katrina Heisler, she discussed the different apps that are compatible with iPhones to help us stay motivated to hit the gym and how as little as text messaging could contribute to weight loss. Well another app to add to the list is "Nexercise".

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Tagged In: Fitness, Health, Healthy UNH, Physical Activity, Rebecca Lastra, UNH

Why Go Organic?

Friday, December 2, 2011

For the health conscious student who does not have a meal plan, here is some information regarding where your purchased food comes from.

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Marlon Shepard, Nutrition, UNH

Energy for your Brain?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

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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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Katrina Heisler, Mental Health, mental wellness, Nutrition, UNH

Thanksgiving Meal Tips

Monday, November 21, 2011

So, you have been sticking to that nutrition plan and exercising every day.  Everything seems to be going your way until the second to last week in November comes around.  All of a sudden you throw that out the window with a feast of carbo-loading.  Thanksgiving is a time to return from college and finally enjoy home cooked food.  The last thing you want is someone telling you that you cannot enjoy the feast of Thanksgiving.  But if you could still eat the same and keep the same waist…. wouldn’t you?

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Justin DiMaio, Nutrition, UNH

Beating the Nighttime Blues

Friday, November 18, 2011
By: Rebecca Lastra

With the constant stress of school, work, or other day-to-day events, a majority of people have a hard time shutting off their brain to get some shut eye. During finals week or feeling completely overwhelmed with other commitments, I find myself not receiving enough of sleep due my racing mind standing in the way.

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, mental wellness, Rebecca Lastra, Sleep, UNH

Get Fit from the Whitt

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Are you tired of doing the same mundane things to stay in shape? Are running, cycling and hitting the weight room becoming a little less exciting every time you do them? If that is the case then you’re in luck! While many students have utilized ALL that the Whittemore Center has to offer, but many surprisingly have not.

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Tagged In: Fitness, Health, Healthy UNH, Marlon Shepard, Physical Activity, UNH

How much do medical procedures really cost?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

As healthcare costs continue to increase, patients should be more aware of the procedures and the costs that linger. Every procedure and visit costs money. If a person has health insurance, it costs the patient through a co-pay and deductible if they have one. The remainder of the bill then goes to the insurance company and ultimately to employers.

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Tagged In: Health, Health Care Consumerism, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, Justin DiMaio, UNH
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