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First Year Fears

Monday, September 9, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

The transition from high school to college is a big step for many teens. Moving into a dorm room, eating in dining halls, hugging your parents’ goodbye, and leaving childhood friends, can be extremely overwhelming for a college freshman. It is a time of change and for many it represents the beginning of adulthood. Many students, like myself, do not do well with change at all. The sudden change of environment and new responsibilities can cause students a great deal of stress and can make the transition difficult.

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Tagged In: anxiety, communication, Depression, first year students, freshmen, Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, Mental Health, mental wellness, signs of depression, UNH Counseling, UNH Health Services

Chia: More than just a pet

Friday, September 6, 2013
By: Mary Houghton

What exactly are chia seeds? They come from a desert plant called salvia hispanica, originated from Central America. Research finds that Chia seeds are a great source of omega - 3 fatty acid and also contains a surprising amount of fiber. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 1 ounce of chia seeds provides 10 grams of fiber. That's almost half of your suggested daily amount! Chia seeds also provide a good amount of easily digestible protein and minerals such as iron and calcium.

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Tagged In: calcium, Chai, fatty acid, fiber, Healthy UNH, iron, Mary Hougton, Nutrition, omega 3, recipes

Group Exercise… Everyone is Doing it!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

The first week of classes are done and the semester is about to kick into full gear. While seeing old friends, making new ones and studying for classes are all key parts of being at school, it is also important to remember to stay active. While gym memberships at home might cost upwards of $50 a month; here at UNH all students have access to the Hamel Rec Center.

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Tagged In: Fitness, Gabby Chesney, group exercise, Hamel rec center, Healthy UNH, Physical Activity, promotional schedule

Free Therapy in Nature

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
By: Ann Steeves

Health cost is an unavoidable topic for the future of the Health Care industry. Mental health care, especially, is often neglected because of the perceived cost of treatment.

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Tagged In: Ann Steeves, College Woods, deep breathing, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, holistic, Mental Health, mental wellness, Michael Gass, nature, Physical Activity, relax, self-reliance, self-respect, UNH Observatory, West Foss farm, Wilderness therapy

Why Cadbury Chocolate Tastes Like Victory

Monday, August 5, 2013
By: Courtney Eaton

When most people think of good chocolate they think of Belgium and Switzerland, but England should not be forgotten! England is home of Cadbury chocolate! The creamiest chocolate I have ever tasted. You know those little Cadbury eggs you get in your Easter basket? They’re so tasty! They are from England and here in England, Cadbury eggs are sold year round. It’s fantastic! Brits can all agree that there is no chocolate but Cadbury chocolate.

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Tagged In: Cadbury, chocolate, cocoa powder, Courtney Eaton, creamy, England, Healthy UNH, history, John Cadbury, Nutrition, travel abroad

Health Cost: Pay your Farmer now, or Pay your Doctor later

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
By: Ann Steeves

There’s no denying the rising costs of health care in our nation. Health spending has been rising steadily for several years. Americans spend nearly 20% of their income on healthcare costs, while on average spending 10% of their income on food. This disparity affects the health of our nation and must be acknowledged and addressed. Considering the age-old adage, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” may be the first step to attempt to reduce healthcare spending—and the key place to start is food consumption.

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Tagged In: Ann Steeves, farms, food consumption, Health, Health Care Consumerism, health costs, Healthy UNH, prevention

Birth Control Costs and The Affordable Care Act

Monday, July 29, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

In today’s world, many women attend college, get successful jobs, and travel the world, all before they even consider having a baby. In my current situation, 20 years old, Dietetics major, homework all the time, I cannot even imagine having a child. Birth control helps women establish themselves and become financially stable before getting pregnant. According to a recent study by the Guttmacher Institute, 65% of women report using birth control because they cannot afford to have a child.

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Tagged In: Affordable Care Act, birth control, Health Care Consumerism, Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell

The Lack of Recycling in London

Friday, July 26, 2013
By: Courtney Eaton

I love almost everything about London, but what I don’t love is their lack of recycling. It is impossible to find a recycling bin at Regent’s College, where I currently study. Quite frankly it breaks my heart. Throughout the city you can find them, but they are not nearly as common as they are in Durham or even Boston for that matter. There is really only a bin for bottles and it looks exactly like the “rubbish” bin next to it. I had to swat my friend’s trash out of her hand once when she almost put it in the recycling bin.

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Tagged In: Courtney Eaton, Health, Health Care Consumerism, London, public health, Recycling, Trash, Waste

The Truth about Antioxidants

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
By: Kelley Simpson

What are antioxidants anyway? Most people understand that they’re beneficial to health, but may be unsure of what they are or how they work! Our cells need oxygen to perform vital tasks, such as transferring energy stored in food, or for powering our muscles. When our cells use energy, they produce a by-product of organic molecules known as free-radicals.  Unfortunately, these free radicals are damaging to our bodies. They can lead to aging, tissue damage, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and other diseases. This is where antioxidants come in!

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Tagged In: antioxidants, Carotenoids, free-radicals, Healthy UNH, Kelley Simpson, Lutein, Lycopene, Nutrition, prevent, repair, Slelnium, Vitamin A, vitamin C, Vitamin E
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