August 13, 2015
Campus Wellness Promotion is Important For Healthy, Happy Students
While attending the University of Newcastle for a semester in Australia, I came across the University of Newcastle Healthy UoN plate. This plate gives guidance for a healthy meal very similarly to the Healthy UNH Wildcat Plates seen around UNH dining halls in Durham, NH. Half of the plate is designated for fruits and vegetables, one quarter is protein, and one quarter is grains. It is exciting to see similar advice and nutrition... Read More
August 12, 2015
Healthcare Spending is Through The Roof! But How Does it Affect You?
Did you know that in 2012 the United States spent $2.8 trillion dollars on health care? That’s about $8,915 per person! Where does all this money go and how is it spent? Hospital care is the largest expenditure for health care. Their spending includes out of pocket, private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, other public insurance, and other payers. Other services that spend billions of dollars on health care are physician and... Read More
August 10, 2015
Do You Really Need to Track Your Heart Rate When Working Out?
Your heart rate not only controls your body but also the efficiency of your exercise. By monitoring your heart rate and aiming to stay within your target ranges, you will get the most out of any physical activity. But, you do not have to push yourself past your limits to achieve weight loss and promote a healthy heart! The key to cardiovascular fitness is getting a good but safe aerobic workout. Regular aerobic exercise makes your... Read More
August 6, 2015
Which is Better For You, Coffee or Tea?
Many people reach for a caffeinate beverage these days to keep them going during their busy schedules. When it comes to getting a little boost of energy, is it healthier to reach for coffee or tea? I found a nutritional breakdown written by Prevention which looks at the nutritional benefits of both coffee and tea.
This article compares nutrients including potassium, calcium, folate, protein, and caffeine, some of which you may have never known were in... Read More
August 5, 2015
Don’t Settle For Boring Workouts! Zumba Is An Exercise Dance Party!
Are you looking for a fun and exciting workout? Well Zumba is the right choice for you! Zumba is an exercise program that consists of dance movements to rhythmic Latin and international music. This bumpin’ workout involves interval training of low and high intensity moves. Interval training can help you burn more calories and improve your aerobic capacity. Other than cardio, Zumba also includes balance and flexibility,... Read More
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