August 3, 2015
Looking For a Quick Energy Boost?
Before you reach for that fourth cup of coffee, consider some healthier alternatives. Eating breakfast regularly and snacking periodically throughout the day, as well as drinking lots of water, can keep energy levels high all day long! In addition, there are specific foods which provide a quick energy boost without the extra additives.
Carbohydrates can serve as an excellent source of energy, but can be found in array of both healthy and unhealthy foods.... Read More
July 30, 2015
How Do You Know How Much Exercise is Enough?
Most of us don’t realize that there is a recommended minimum amount of exercise that every adult should get to stay healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults that are between the ages of eighteen and sixty-four should be doing two types of physical activity each week to improve their health.
For important health benefits, adults need at least:
Two hours and thirty minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity... Read More
July 29, 2015
Do You Feel Tired All the Time? Are You Getting Enough Sleep at Night but Still Feel Fatigued?
There could be a possibility that your hectic schedule has caused you to lack some vital nutrients. Iron Deficiency Anemia could be the explanation of your excessive sleepiness. Iron is an essential mineral that is needed by our body’s to carry out many important functions. Not consuming foods that are rich in iron can cause your body to become iron deficient. Anemia occurs when our red bloods do... Read More
July 27, 2015
Make sure you are getting the right information about your health!
With all the news about health out there it is hard to know if you are getting all the right information. The news and other media sources influence how some people look at their health for instance the EBOLA outbreak. It is a scary disease. The media and news exploded with coverage, but sometimes what you hear in the news isn’t all right. So where can you find the right information about national health issues that may be a... Read More
July 23, 2015
Want to Improve Your Fitness Routine?
Not sure how to begin? The UNH Exercise program now offers Community Testing services on campus! Fitness testing allows individuals to become aware of their current fitness levels and help them to develop and establish a fitness program. They can also serve as an indication of possible areas of health risk or injury.
Research demonstrates that the implementation of a community health testing program can have significantly reduced the risk of developing... Read More
July 22, 2015
What You Need To Know About Gluten!
According to the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, despite the gluten free diet craze to lose weight, there is no published evidence suggesting that this diet is beneficial for the general healthy population. “In fact, there are data to suggest that gluten itself may provide some health benefits.”
But what is gluten? Gluten is a protein found in foods like wheat, rye, and barley. So, who should adopt a gluten-free lifestyle? Individuals... Read More
July 16, 2015
Looking For Something To Do On a Hot Summer Day?
Spending the day picnicking and swimming at Mendums pond is a great option, and it’s FREE for students and faculty. All you have to do is stop into Campus Recreation to get a sticker for your ID, and bring it with you when you go.
After interviewing Cary from the Outdoor Adventures Program, I learned that Mendums Pond has so much to offer and is “close to campus”:
Mendums offers paddle... Read More
July 15, 2015
The Reasoning Behind Why Generic Drugs are Cheaper
Your symptoms aren’t too severe that you need to go see a doctor so you head over to your local Rite-Aid/CVS to go pick up some Over the Counter (OTC) medicine. When you get to the store to look for your cold medication you see all these different variations of medications. There is a CVS brand medicine for Cold and Sinus and then there is the Advil brand for Cold and Sinus. Now you’re confused on which to medication to choose! The CVS... Read More
July 13, 2015
What Physical Activity Can Do For You!
According to the American Heart Association, “Adults need 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. For People who benefit from lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, we recommend 40 minutes of aerobic training 3 to 4 times a week to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke.”
UNH staff members, it may seem overwhelming to begin exercising when you have no prior experience or have been sedentary for a long time, but it’s time to get off the couch! You... Read More
July 9, 2015
Grocery Shop Like a Pro!
As if there aren’t already enough unhealthy places to tempt us, grocery stores also do their part in steering us away from healthy choices.
Here are five tips to help you stick to clean eating while shopping at the super market.
Make a list. Shopping without a list will cause you to walk up and down the aisles, which means you’ll end up buying more than you intended to. You’re also more likely to forget items that you need. Buying things that look attractive to you are... Read More