March 20, 2013
On Wednesday, March 20th 2013, UNH will be celebrating National Kick Butts day! It’s time to kick those smoking habits to the curb! This day of activism was created to help stop the use of tobacco by youth and college students. There will be close to 1000 programs taking place throughout the country, and UNH will be a great contributor! Tobacco is the main cause of preventable death in the United States and costs our country close to $96 billion in health care costs annually. Help advocate... Read More
March 6, 2013
March is National Nutrition Month! 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of this campaign, hosted by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. The theme for 2013 is, “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day!” National Nutrition Month urges people to understand that food choices are based on their health concerns, their food preferences, their lifestyle, their culture and their traditions. The campaign is spreading the message to choose healthy food choices, personalized specifically to you.
We are all unique... Read More
February 20, 2013
people have always clarified the morality of our times. This sentiment was
echoed throughout this past weekend as the student organization, Get Real! UNH,
had the opportunity to attend the Second Annual Real Food Challenge “Breaking
Ground” National Summit. The Real
Food Challenge is a growing student movement working toward changing
institutional purchasing power to create a more just and sustainable food
system. I’m sure at this point you are wondering what “real food” equates to. Real... Read More
February 13, 2013
As I was sitting in my apartment, cooped up during the crazy snowstorm we had this weekend here in Durham and I started thinking about how I can get a workout without having to trek across campus to the gym. I also did not have the tools to ski or snowshoe, so how could I exercise at all? Weightwatchers came up with an awesome workout called “The Snow-Day Workout” that anybody, of all ages can do, and the great part of this is that you will have no idea you are working out at all!
Playing in... Read More
February 1, 2013
Right when you walk into the gym at the Rec Center it is clear that there is a gender divide. Typically the men are towards the right in the free weight and bench press area, while the women are towards the left with the aerobic equipment and assisted weight machines. Unfortunately, it seems out of the norm when an individual of the opposite gender crosses over into that other section. This subtle move takes a lot of confidence and should be applauded!
When you go to the gym to improve your... Read More
December 19, 2012
Do people describe you as an over-achiever? Do you strive for perfection? Are your friends amazed by your organizational abilities and timeliness? These traits describe people with “Type A” personalities. People who exhibit type A personalities tend to be very well on top of things, but having this sort of personality actually raises your risk of cardiovascular (heart) disease later in life, as proven by research done a few years ago.
New research also shows that people with lots of stress in... Read More
September 14, 2012
Many people suffer through migraines all the time. Some can last for more than a couple days. That is a long time to be in constant pain! They can be caused by numerous factors that differ from person to person. For many, migraines can be caused by stress. A study was done by Dr. P. J. John in 2007 that showed yoga to be a great stress releaser which is what makes it great for preventing and relieving migraines caused by stress. Listed below are some poses that will help prevent migraines by... Read More
September 7, 2012
It seems much of the political buzz these days centers around the quickly rising costs of health care. There is a good reason so many politicians are basing their campaigns around this issue- healthcare costs for the United States are expected to rise 7.5% in 2013, and that is up from the $ 2.6 trillion health care system we are facing in 20121. “What does this have to do with me and HealthyUNH?” you may be puzzling to yourself. You are more connected to the health care system than you might... Read More
May 16, 2012
Whatever the reason may be for people to start a workout regiment, we all have one thing in common when being at the gym; we all want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, many people hold different beliefs regarding the benefits on the gym and it is very important to be able to differentiate fact from myth. Luckily, CNN’s Madison Park recently published an article examining the ten common myths when it comes to working out. Not only does she state the multitude of different myths, but she... Read More
May 4, 2012
I’m sure to many of you, even mentioning the word “finals” sends your body into a meltdown as you try and wrap your brain around the million and one things you still need to do this semester. It never feels like there are enough hours in the day during finals week and it can be one of the most stressful time of the year. Increased anxiety and stress levels are the result from lack of sleep, poor eating habits, decreased relaxation time and missed workouts. Well, Healthy UNH is giving you an... Read More