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The Delicious Italian Cuisine

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
By: Courtney Eaton

Two weeks ago I toured around different parts of Italy. Italy is obviously home to the most delicious food in the world, in my opinion. The cities are beautiful and so much fun, but the food is what sold me. This is no Olive Garden. Italian food is part of the Mediterranean diet so it is considered quite healthy, to the surprise of many. There are three major differences between genuine Italian cuisine and what Americans think is Italian.

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Tagged In: Courtney Eaton, Cuisine, gelato, Healthy UNH, Italian, Italy, Nutrition, overwieght

Study shows link between group singing and mental health

Monday, June 17, 2013
By: Ann Steeves

I’ve always loved to sing. I grew up in a musical family, where we were constantly performing for and with each other. There’s nothing I enjoy more than harmonizing with my siblings. There’s something special about singing in harmony with others—your personal responsibility to hold your own part, while acknowledging others and blending with their voices. It’s an awesome experience to produce a balanced oneness among different voices. It requires practice, patience, and motivation, but the end result is well worth it.

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Tagged In: Ann Steeves, anxiety, common goal, community singing, harmony, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, singing, social capital, wellbeing

Religion’s Impact on Peoples’ Diets

Friday, June 14, 2013
By: Courtney Eaton

I am taking a world religions class originally to simply fulfill my general education requirement, but I have come to realize that it is more important than I thought. It is especially crucial for those going into the nutrition field to study different religious dietary rules and practices in order to be successful in helping an individual reach their nutrition goals.  

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Tagged In: Courtney Eaton, Diet, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, Religion

Build a Better Breakfast

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

Breakfast is one of my favorite parts of each morning. It’s the first meal of the day and there are so many delicious choices available. While I love eating an extravagant breakfast every now and then, I am always on the lookout for healthy breakfast options that taste good and will fuel me through the day. Breakfast is an important meal because not only does it get your metabolism moving, it also is what fuels you through a good portion of the day until lunch!

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Tagged In: Breakfast, eggs, Gabby Chesney, Healthy UNH, metabolism, Nutrition, nuts, oatmeal, Omega-3, seeds, UNH dining, Yogurt

Ways to Beat Anxiety

Monday, June 10, 2013
By: Haeley Stewart

Anxiety is defined as apprehension to an upcoming event and as college students, we have plenty of reasons for having anxiety. Anxiety can stem from an upcoming test, ten page paper, an overflowing to do list or even just finding a parking spot in order to make it to class on time. Symptoms to look for in determining if you suffer from everyday anxiety are things like increased heart rate, lack of concentration in school and work, having issues sleeping or just not being your normal self.

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Tagged In: anxiety, De-Clutter, Haeley Stewart, Healthy UNH, manage, Mental Health, Nutrition, play, Sleep

Are Generic Drugs Safe?

Friday, June 7, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

The day before I left for college after winter break, I stopped at Rite Aid to pick up a prescription that I had just been issued. I pulled up to the drive through window and gave the pharmacist my name and date of birth. The pharmacist then said the worst thing a young college student wants to hear, “Your total comes to $400; your insurance covered the rest.” That was more than I had in my bank account! I eventually researched a generic drug that only cost me $17. It worked exactly the same and was so much more affordable for my tight budget.

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Tagged In: brand name drugs, Cost, drug companies, FDA, generic drugs, health costs, Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, safe drugs, Savings

Yoga and Mental Health

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
By: Ann Steeves

I’ve always loved stretching and meditating. I can attribute this practice to my mom, who teaches Hatha yoga. Growing up, stretching was a part of my daily life. If I were stressed, I would do some stretches and deep breathing to try to calm down. This practice has followed me to college and has helped me calm down many times when overwhelmed with academic and personal commitments. I usually have practiced on my own, but have recently started taking yoga classes downtown at Three Bridges Yoga .

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Tagged In: Ann Steeves, anxiety, breathing, Depression, Healthy UNH, meditating, Mental Health, Stress, stretching, Yoga

Summer Fitness Fun

Monday, June 3, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

Summer is rolling around and that means heading home from school and finding a new workout routine. While some people might have membership at a gym at home, many people find working out in the house or outside to be a better option. If you are looking for workout inspiration, look no further! 

Run

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Tagged In: Gabby Chesney, Healthy UNH

Five Steps to Sustain a Relationship

Friday, May 31, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

Breakups in college are the absolute worst. All you want to do is be home with family, cuddle up with a good movie and a tub of ice cream. The problem is, you have classes and other important obligations to attend to. So how can you avoid this? How can you avoid the heartbreak? These five steps can help you create a healthy, long-lasting relationship and help avoid the painful breakup blues.

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Tagged In: communication, empathy, Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, Mental Health, relationships, therapy

“Freshman 15”

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
By: Haeley Stewart

During these past couple of months, campus has been full of prospective freshman touring the campus and attending orientation. Last weekend I was able to take part in an orientation for incoming freshman where myself and Jenna Channel, another Healthy UNH intern, talked to new students about what Healthy UNH is and what we do on campus. While talking to a lot of these new students, a HUGE concern was gaining the “freshman fifteen” and how to be healthy once they were on campus.

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Tagged In: Dining, Freshman 15, Haeley Stewart, healthy choices, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, over eating, portion, portion plates, Wildcat Plate
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