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Start Texting to Start Flexing

Friday, October 28, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

Trying to lose weight or find the motivation to get to the gym? There’s an app for that. Gone are the days of technology holding back the couch potatoes, technology has now made it easy enough to have a personal trainer in the palm of your hand. There are hundreds on weight loss apps on the market for your smart phone that can help you track how much you’re eating, how many calories you burned on your run, fitness tips, and even personalized workout plans. Who needs a trainer or even a gym when all you have to do it turn on your phone?

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

Go the 5k Distance

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

This Saturday, October 29th, UNH Campus Recreation will be holding a 5k (3 miles) road race for the homecoming festivities.  The run will start off at 9am and welcomes runners up to the challenge. This race is a certified USA Track & Field course that will loop through the UNH campus and Durham.

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Tagged In: Fitness, Health, Healthy UNH, Justin DiMaio, Physical Activity, UNH, UNH Program

Chocolate and your Heart

Monday, October 24, 2011

With Halloween right around the corner, the craving for chocolate may be a healthy one.  Researchers are now conducting studies between women and the effects of chocolate consumption.  They have found links between chocolate consumption and lowered blood pressure, reduced risk of heart disease, and in a  recent study, a lowered risk of stroke in women.  Read more

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

Brand Name Frenzy

Friday, October 21, 2011
By: Rebecca Lastra

Throughout our lives, we have been trained that purchasing any product with a respectable name attached to it deems it more effective than any generic product. Primarily through media and word of mouth, we have defined that labeled brands are better products and they usually cost significantly more. Sometimes it is worth the extra couple of bucks, but other times it is completely irrelevant. One product that most Americans get hung up on, is if they should buy a generic or brand named drug.

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

Nutritional Knowledge

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Do you obsess about your body image? Is your day constantly preoccupied thinking about the food you may or may not have eaten? Are you an athlete and are you wondering what foods would best suit your athletic and academic schedule? Have you recently been to the doctor and been told that you have high cholesterol? Have you decided to become a vegan and are wondering how to go about eating the foods you wish to eat but still manage to get all of your daily nutrients?

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Tagged In: Health Services, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, UNH, UNH Program

Stretching Your Benefits

Monday, October 10, 2011

Being a student who goes to the gym daily, I notice habits others have that can truly harm their physical health. Many students are often strapped for time and make their gym session an “in-and-out” type deal. It is good students are exercising, but many do not stretch.

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Tagged In: Fitness, Health, Healthy UNH, Justin DiMaio, Physical Activity, UNH

Coffee Confusion

Friday, October 7, 2011
By: Rebecca Lastra

Ever since I was young, I had the common assumption that “coffee stunts your growth” drilled into my head. As I got older, I watched my parents drink multiple cups of coffee before heading off to work and I eventually found myself relying on the drink either in the morning or pulling an all-nighter to study for an exam. With that being said, there has been a constant debate for decades if coffee is actually harmful to your health and Health Magazine tries to get to the bottom of it.

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, Rebecca Lastra, UNH

Flu Season, stay on top of it!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

School has started and we are all getting into the flow of things - going to class, hitting the gym, and frequenting the food halls with our friends. While this is all fine and dandy, there is something looming around the corner… Flu Season! Don’t be too afraid. There are three easy ways to combat this issue as set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. First and foremost, get a flu vaccination!

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Tagged In: Health, Health Care Consumerism, Healthy UNH, Marlon Shepard, UNH

Depression: Off the Playing Field

Monday, October 3, 2011

This past summer a hockey player for the Winnipeg Jets of the NHL, Rick Rypien, passed away where he resides in Coleman, Alberta.  His former team, the Vancouver Canucks reported that Rypien had been suffering from severe depression.  On the ice he was a heavy-h

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

What Lies Beneath the Sweat

Friday, September 30, 2011
By: Rebecca Lastra

After an intense workout session, it’s human nature to toss our damp, sweaty clothes into a gym bag and eventually take care of them when it’s time to do a load of laundry. However, the one vital step that most people don’t take care of is the bag that carries all the germs. Health magazine recently published an article that examined the perfect environment we are creating for bacteria to thrive in.

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