March 2, 2016
March is National Nutrition Month
National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
Part of UNH’s observation of National Nutrition Month includes the UNH Nutrition Month Expo, brought to us by Nourish UNH, a Health Services nutrition peer education group. This... Read More
January 5, 2016
Be the healthiest version of you that there’s ever been with energy from superfoods
A lot of definitions get thrown around what a superfood actually is. While the term itself isn’t scientific, it defines a specific food that has been proven to ward off certain health risks and comes packed with vital nutrients, plus they taste great. It’s like a win-win for your taste buds and health.
First on the list is watermelon. With one of the highest levels of alkaline in fruit, it’s a... Read More
June 25, 2015
Why Shop At Farmers Markets?
Farmers markets are one of my favorite food destinations. Not only do you have homemade, fresh products at your fingertips, but you also get a look at all sorts of new foods at a reasonable price.
While studying abroad in Australia, it was even more exciting for me with exotic local fruits and vegetables and great deals verses a supermarket.
I often find that different booths will have the same fruits and vegetables but different pricing, so make sure to scope it... Read More
June 15, 2015
4 Tips for Summer Health
We all love summer. Summer means less work, warmer weather, beach days, barbeques, and much more. Summer also involves many social events that revolve around food, from graduation parties to picnics. Beyour best this summer by following these four tips:
Stick to water. When it’s hot and you’re thirsty, it’s tempting to reach for a sugary drink, such as soda or lemonade. By drinking water, you’ll avoid drinking empty calories.
Be a healthy host. You won’t be tempted by... Read More
March 23, 2015
A Challenge from Healthy UNH Intern: Katelyn
In an age where students are constantly on the go from classes, work and various activities, healthy eating may not be a priority.
As an off campus student, it takes even more time and planning to be mindful of the food you are consuming. At times it may be easy to eat out every night with your friends, but you are more likely to be spending more money and eating more calories, versus you making a version of that meal at home.
For many students,... Read More
March 5, 2015
According to the American Lung Association, “Smokers die significantly earlier than nonsmokers: 13.2 years for men and 14.5 years for women. Smoking related disease claims approximately 443,000 American lives each year.” It is time for you to kick this deadly habit.
This week, I had the opportunity to talk to a student smoker, who had a powerful message for the UNH campus. “Don’t ever start smoking. It consumes your life. A cigarette is what you think about before you even get out of bed in the... Read More
May 30, 2014
Health and healthy are words you hear daily. Many people will think of “fitspiration” and thin men and woman as being the picture of health. I disagree with the notion that healthy is synonymous with being thin. Health should be individualized and encompass balance of mental and physical health.
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary health is defined as “the condition of being well or free from disease.” Though I agree that being free of disease improves ones’ health I believe that there... Read More
April 14, 2014
Starting something new can be scary, exciting, and empowering.Especially if you are making the decision to start exercising!First and foremost, good for you for making the decision to become a healthier you!I know that working out can seem very daunting so here are some tips on how to exercise for beginners!
1.It is important to talk to your doctor before beginning any kind of exercise program.Whether it is walking, strength training, or Zumba, check with your doctor about your readiness to... Read More
November 25, 2013
A study conducted in 2008 found that 65% of women between the ages of 25-45 have disordered eating habits, and another 10% actually have an eating disorder. That means that about 75% of women struggle to maintain positive attitudes and healthy practices when it comes to food. These percentages are WAY too high, it is time to rethink our relationship with food and begin enjoying food in a healthy manner.
Extreme dieting, anorexia, bulimia, skipping meals, these are all extremely unhealthy ways... Read More
July 10, 2013
Fairtrade products are all over the UK. In the States, you may only hear about these products when you are looking for them or in health food stores. They are not mainstream yet, but in the UK, Fairtrade is growing bigger and bigger by the year. This came as a surprise to me because the English do not seem to care about the quality of their food or where it comes from. Evidently, I was quite wrong.
The Fairtrade Foundation, for those that are not aware is a nonprofit foundation that encourages... Read More