Health Education

Exercise and Physical Activity – FAQs

Posted: February 27, 2020 8:44:00 AM CST

Exercise and Physical Activity – FAQs

Many bodies of research have proven that regular exercise, of moderate to vigorous intensity, is beneficial for all ages of people (Sevil et al, 2018). Many of us have been taught the importance of physical activity (PA) from a young age. It reduces your risk of developing major illnesses and diseases such as cancers, heart disease, and diabetes (NHS, 2018). Exercise develops stronger bones which becomes important as you age (yes, this already applies to us college students). PA also reduces...

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Suicide: Statistics, Prevention, and Resources

Posted: February 3, 2020 8:44:00 AM CST

Suicide: Statistics, Prevention, and Resources

A tragic event that affects a family, circle of friends, school, and community that leaves people wondering what could have been done. Have you guessed what this is? Suicide is an epidemic that hits home for so many people not only on UNK campus but throughout our country. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), suicide was the #10 cause of death among Americans in 2017. But did you know that suicide is the #2 cause of death across the college age demographic? Mental health...

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Zzz’s Get Degrees

Posted: December 20, 2019 8:44:00 AM CST

Zzz’s Get Degrees

Sleep, it seems like something so basic yet most of us don’t really know how to go about it. “Get eight hours of sleep every night” is something we all hear. I know that I for one do not do this. However, there is some truth to these words. Getting eight hours of sleep is crucial for proper development and for productivity during the day. With finals coming up and projects being due it is important that college students are getting the proper amounts of sleep since some...

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Category: Health Education, General

How to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Posted: November 22, 2019 8:44:00 AM CST

How to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

The most festive time of the year is just around the corner. Everywhere you go, you’ll hear sleigh bells ringing, see ugly sweaters, and, to most people’s dismay, be surrounded by the flu virus. Nothing ruins the holiday season like being under the weather. This is why keeping your immune system healthy is extremely important, especially with winter on its way.

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Category: Health Education, General

Halloween Safety Tips

Posted: October 28, 2019 8:44:00 AM CDT

Halloween Safety Tips

It is important to be staying mindful of your safety and others’ safety. Please keep that in mind if you are planning on going out on Halloween (or any other time of the year). I know you have probably heard all of this a million times, but here I am to tell you again!

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Category: General, Health Education

Healthy Recipes: Tips for College Life – and Beyond

Posted: October 17, 2019 8:44:00 AM CDT

Healthy Recipes: Tips for College Life – and Beyond

I think it is fair to say that most college students struggle, at one point or another, to provide proper nutrition for their body. If you are one of these people, don’t worry – you are not alone. The good news is that, with some work, diet can be a simple fix. An important step in changing dietary habits is to be committed and dedicated to a healthier lifestyle.

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The Sleep Imperative

Posted: September 26, 2019 8:44:00 AM CDT

The Sleep Imperative

Assignments. Quizzes. Projects. Exams. Finals. It seems as if a college student’s life revolves around making deadlines and successfully completing coursework. But don’t forget trying to fit in a work schedule, social schedule, and a sleep schedule is just as important. It feels almost impossible to get everything accomplished within a semester as a college student. Most students compromise their sleep schedule to find time to accomplish those late-night projects or pull an...

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Category: Health Education, General

Time Management Tips

Posted: September 18, 2019 8:44:00 AM CDT

Time Management Tips

Do you ever feel like you don’t have enough time? As college students, the hours just seem to tick away, especially when Netflix is on. Research has shown that with effective time management students are likely to lower their level of anxiety and exhibit greater academic performance (Adams and Blair, 2019). The wing-it motto may be your preferred option but practicing time management can offer you real material benefits.

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Caffeine for Dayzzz, or not

Posted: April 24, 2019 12:00:00 AM CDT

Caffeine for Dayzzz, or not

It’s almost finals week and we know what that means - late night cram sessions fueled by crazy amounts of caffeine! Let’s be real - we probably all consume caffeine in one way or another, whether that be coffee, soda, or energy drinks. Are you aware of how many cups of coffee you drink a day? Or if you don’t like coffee, how many energy drinks? No matter how you get your fix, are you aware of what it’s doing to your body?

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How to Spring Into a Healthy Lifestyle

Posted: April 4, 2019 12:00:00 AM CDT

How to Spring Into a Healthy Lifestyle

Your health is a very vital aspect of life – the body that you are in right now is the only one that you get, so treat it right! Two ways to make sure that your body will last you a lifetime is by engaging in physical activity and properly fueling your body with the correct nutrients. If you are currently unhappy with your body or just want to improve your health, here are some helpful tips to rejuvenate your life.

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