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Counting Calories

Friday, February 25, 2011
By: Sarah Sceery

Often times when consumers think about counting calories or evaluating nutritious choices, beverages are not the first thing that comes to mind.

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

Relax with Reiki

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

We all have different techniques we use to relieve stress in our lives - working out, deep breathing, yoga…but I doubt many of you have heard of Reiki. This increasingly popular stress reduction technique is a Japanese practice that means “spiritually guided life force energy.” The idea behind the method is that there is an unseen energy that flows through our bodies. Low energy causes one to get sick or have a higher stress level where as a high energy allows one to live a happy, relaxed life.

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Active Minds at UNH

Monday, February 21, 2011
By: Katie Cardinal

Established in the UNH community in the spring of 2010, Active Minds is a relatively new student-run group on campus that aims to remove the social stigma that surrounds mental issues on campuses throughout North America. The goal of Active Minds is to provide information and resources to students regarding mental health issues in order to increase awareness and gain support.

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Warming Up in the Cold

Friday, February 18, 2011
By: Sarah Sceery

It’s common for physically active individuals to hop off the treadmill right after a run or jump on a bike as soon as they get to the gym, especially these days when finding a machine at the UNH gym is like finding gold. However, in doing so, an essential part of your work out is lost. Many times, people tend to forget how important a warm-up (and cool-down) is for an effective and safe workout.

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

Need Another Excuse to Eat Chocolate?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

I thought that since it is the month of chocolate’s most popular holiday, Valentine’s Day, it would be fitting to give you all some comfort and encouragement about just how delectible, rich, and even healthy  the candy can be! So before you’re kicking yourself over indulging in the luscious treat, relax, and pop another chocolate into your mouth or even use it to cook a delicious meal for you and a loved one!

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What's Homework, Again?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
By: Sarah Sceery

Unfortunately, that nice, long five-week break is over for college students. Gone (for the next four months) are the days of sleeping for as long as you wanted, going to the gym for as long as you wanted, and not having any lingering class projects hanging over your head. Returning to school and resuming classes after a long break can bring up mixed emotions.

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

Friends Supporting Friends Information Session

Monday, February 14, 2011
By: Katie Cardinal

SHARPP is the Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program at UNH that provides services to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking. Within the UNH community, SHARPP provides emotional support, academic interventions, advocacy, crisis intervention, medical and legal accompaniment, and resources and referrals to those in need.

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

Sprinting to Your Weight Loss Goal?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

In a perfect world, losing weight would be as easy as snapping your fingers...eat right, hit the gym a few days and you’ve reached your ideal weight loss goal. Unfortunately, it is not that easy and sometimes it seems no that matter how many cookies we pass up in favor of carrots, and how many hours we log at the gym, the scale won’t budge! Weight loss professionals are claiming there is a solution - high intensity interval training has been shown to help those who have reached a plateau and need an extra push to reach their goal.

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

Food Court Finds

Monday, February 7, 2011
By: Katie Cardinal

Face it - we’ve all been walking through the mall when we stumble upon the food court. The sweet aroma of pizza, Chinese food, and cinnamon buns is almost intoxicating. But how on earth are you supposed to fit into the skinny jeans you just bought if you’re filling your body with such high-fat, calorie-dense foods?

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The Good, the Bad, and the Gluten-Free

Thursday, February 3, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

Carb-free, fat-free...we’ve heard of just about every “free” diet out there, but how about gluten- free? You may have recently seen the newest diet craze in the media with celebrities claiming weight loss galore, or perhaps you know someone who eats form the gluten-free section that UNH dining services provides. 

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