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Running or Reps - What is better for your body?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

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

How Stressed Are You?

Monday, May 2, 2011
By: Sarah Sceery

“Stress” is a word heard often, especially around a college campus. Common stressors include school, family, relationships, work, money…the list goes on. At times, because people may be too busy, or too stressed, they don’t even realize the extent of stress and anxiety on their overall mental health.

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Sarah Sceery, Stress, UNH

Boys Don’t Cry

Friday, April 29, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

Stereotypes on masculinity in today’s society have told men for decades to “suck it up” and “be a man.” And while young boys are teased for being “mama’s boys” a new study presented at the American Psychological Association meeting suggests that it may be good for your mental health.

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Massages at Health Services

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
By: Sarah Sceery

With a busy lifestyle, who really has time to take a whole day at the spa - even though you wish you could? And who can afford to spend a small fortune on a spa trip? UNH Health Services can help! They offer a wonderful alternative to a spa day by offering 50 minute massages. Both traditional and hot stone massages are available by licensed massage therapists at Health Services right here on campus. Massages are available to ALL UNH Students, faculty, and staff members. The best part about the program? It’s extremely affordable.

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Tagged In: Health, Health Services, Healthy UNH, Sarah Sceery, UNH

HIIT Your Way to Fitness

Monday, April 25, 2011
By: Katie Cardinal

I’ve recently reached a plateau in my workouts where I work out just as hard as I used to, but am no longer seeing the results. After getting quite discouraged and searching online for what to do, I discovered the best thing to do is to switch up my routine. To do so I’ve begun high intensity interval training, otherwise known as HIIT. Not only am I getting a workout of a lifetime, it’s making me more energized everyday and I’m actually beginning to see some results. So far it’s a win-win situation.

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24-Hour Counseling for UNH

Friday, April 22, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

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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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Katrina Heisler, Mental Health, Stress Management, UNH

Have You Had Your OJ Today?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
By: Sarah Sceery

New research on the favorite morning beverage demonstrated that 100% orange juice can have many more benefits than you may have thought.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, Nutrition, Sarah Sceery, UNH

Coping with Destruction Trauma

Monday, April 18, 2011
By: Katie Cardinal

Were you severely disturbed by the tsunami in Japan? How about the incredible aftershocks that continuously debilitate the land? If you’re one of the thousands, who cannot stop thinking about these poor people or perhaps were a part of those awful days, you may need help. Traumatic events such as the tsunami and 9/11 have caused severe stress to individuals throughout the world and something must be done before it gets out of control.

Here are 6 ways to cope with stress and trauma before it’s too late:

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Katie Cardinal, Mental Health, UNH

Why Exercise Won't Make You Thin

Friday, April 15, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

A recent article published by TIME Magazine has sparked controversy nationwide. Author John Cloud writes on the touchy subject of exercise and weight loss. Cloud proclaims that exercise won’t make you thin. There is always the conceived idea that if you want to lose weight all you need to do is exercise.

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There is a Fracture - I need to Fix It

Saturday, April 13, 2013
By: Katie Cardinal

A popular animated web video has been circulating the medical profession depicting an orthopedic surgeon trying to convince an anesthesiologist that he needs to operate on a person because “there is a fracture; [he] need[s] to fix it.” What the orthopedic surgeon doesn’t tell the anesthesiologist is that the fracture is on the femur of a 97-year old woman who already died.

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Tagged In: Health, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, Katie Cardinal, UNH
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