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
May 21, 2014
Did you know May is Mental Health Awareness month? Mental Health America has named May Mental Health Awareness month and chose this year’s theme to be “Mind Your Health”. The goal of Mental Health America is to construct public acknowledgement of the importance of mental health on the body and towards overall health. It’s important to recognize how the body and mind interact with each other. Poor health on one can greatly affect the other.
On the Mental Health America website, there are... Read More
May 19, 2014
Making time to eat a healthy breakfast can often be put on the backburner. Work is important, but breakfast is just as important- in fact, it’s arguably the most important meal of the day!
What are the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast?
Breakfast gives you your first boost of energy that you will carry throughout the day and help overcome feelings of groggy-ness upon first waking up.
Breakfast can give you increased concentration and helps you retain and recall information more efficiently... Read More
May 16, 2014
Did you know that your chances of getting a foodborne illness this year are 1 in 6? When we eat and cook healthy foods such as vegetables, fruits and lean proteins we are indeed making the right choices by choosing foods that are beneficial to our health. But what’s also important is making sure that our food is handled, cooked and stored safely and properly!
With the increase in warm weather and tendency for bacteria that cause foodborne illnesses to quickly multiply and spread, be sure to... Read More
May 2, 2014
Did you know that in addition to the “Wildcat Plate” every UNH dining hall offers Guiding Stars to help pick the best food options for you?
Learn to read the stars and create a healthy plate! They help navigate you to make healthy food choices. Each star represents a certain nutritional value with one being designated as “good”, two as “better”, and three stars as “best”. If a food has no stars that means it does not meet the Guiding Star criteria, or it has not been rated yet.
An easy... Read More
April 23, 2014
Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the United States, especially among young women.Iron is essential to making hemoglobin, a part of red blood cells that transports oxygen and carbon dioxide throughout our body.When our bodies do not receive enough iron, it becomes iron deficient and our red blood cells can no longer properly carry oxygen.Symptoms of iron deficiency include fatigue, pale skin, weakness, headache and dizziness.
Many people become iron... Read More
April 11, 2014
Happy National Public Health Week!This week, April 7-13th 2014, celebrates the advances and importance of public health.Each day of the week has a different theme related to public health which you can check out in more detail at nphw.org.Today's theme is Healthiest Nation in One Generation.
Did you know that for the first time in decades, the current generation isn't as healthy as the one prior to it?For generations in the past, health was constantly improving as... Read More
April 10, 2014
Public Health Week is recognized as April 7th to the 13th. One of the themes for this movement is eating well, which is being recognized on April 10th. The National Public Health website contains information on what government agencies are working on to improve food choice and eating habits among Americans. There are many ways that UNH has tried to encourage students and staff to make healthier choices. The following are resources and programs provided by UNH to create a healthier campus in... Read More
April 4, 2014
Campaigns pushing milk rich in calcium as the answer to strong bones are notorious. But does the saying “got milk?” really translate into “got strong bones?” There is in fact an important message behind the infamous milk mustache. Calcium is a mineral that is not only important for the body’s nervous and cardiovascular systems, but is vital to our bone health. Approximately ninety nine percent of the body’s calcium reserve is stored in our bones and teeth to support their structure and function... Read More
March 24, 2014
As spring approaches it is nice to spend some time outdoors enjoying the warm weather. I often find myself walking around Durham or Portsmouth with some friends where we like to catch up at our favorite restaurants. Eating out at a restaurant can be challenging for someone who is trying to eat healthier because of the large portion sizes and the added condiments and dressings. However, there are many ways to maintain healthy eating habits while enjoying time with friends or family at a... Read More