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Benefits of Breakfast

Monday, May 19, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

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?

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Tagged In: benefits, Breakfast, concentration, energy, Healthy UNH, Mollie Behan, nutrients, Nutrition

Are You Food Safe?

Friday, May 16, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

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!

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Tagged In: Food Safety, Health, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, UNH, USDA

Bike for Better Health

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By: Julie Hurlbut

May is National Bike Month, and what better way to celebrate the warm weather than enjoying a bike ride in the sun? Here at UNH, we are lucky to have a bike-friendly campus, which is demonstrated by the bike lanes that are provided on the roadways.

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Tagged In: active, bicycle, bike, cardiovascular, College Woods, cycle, Fitness, Healthy UNH, International Bicycle Fund, Julie Hurlbut, Kingman Farm, low impact, Mental Health, National Bike Month, Physical, Stress, trails

Overcoming Procrastination, Stop Putting it Off!

Monday, May 12, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

As finals are here, now is a great time to talk about procrastination. It may seem like you have plenty of time to study and finish all your assignments, but with a full course load, you will probably need all the time you can get. Procrastinating and getting distracted can put you way behind schedule. What may seem like a quick Facebook break, can easily turn into an hour long process of looking through random people's pictures (we all know it happens) or taking countless Buzzfeed quizzes. All this procrastinating can lead to stress and unnecessary anxiety.

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Tagged In: anxiety, Healthy UNH, immune system, Mental Health, motivation, Procrastination, schedule, Suzy Hogan

Take a walk

Friday, May 9, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

For my nutrition class freshman year, I had to wear a pedometer everywhere I went for 3 days. I felt a little silly walking around with it attached to my belt loop but at the end of those three days we were able to average our steps and convert it into miles. It was really cool to see how much I was actually walking, on average about 6 miles a day! That 6 miles was just from my daily activities: walking to classes, to the library, to the dining halls. You may not have time to get to the gym everyday but that's okay. You can get a lot of physical activity in just by walking.

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Tagged In: active, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Physical Activity, Suzy Hogan, UNH Walking Map, walk

Don't ditch the dentist!

Monday, May 5, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

The dentist may not be everyone's favorite place to go and it may be tempting to ditch a few visits but skipping on these appointment could cause much more harm than an uncomfortable visit.  Just think about all the things we use our mouth for, talking, singing, eating. It's important to keep our mouth healthy so that we can continue using it without any pain.

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Tagged In: brush teeth, checkups, Dentist, disease, floss, gum disease, healthcost, Healthy UNH, oral health, prevention, save, Suzy Hogan, tooth decay

Reach for the (Guiding) Stars!

Friday, May 2, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

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! 

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Tagged In: Guiding Stars, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Nutrition, online menu, options, UNH dining, Wildcat Plate

Stand Up!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

Chances are, you’re probably reading this blog while sitting down. I’m also sure that you’ve heard one time or another, too many Americans don’t get enough physical activity and spend too much of their day sitting down. While this may be undoubtedly true, I bet you didn’t know that a large amount of time spent sitting each day is harmful even for those who do get the recommended amount of vigorous physical activity.

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Tagged In: active, couch potato, Healthy UNH, Mollie Behan, Physical Activity, Stand, Stand up

Academic Assistance

Monday, April 28, 2014
By: Julie Hurlbut

               As college students, we are familiar with the hefty workload of classes, and the negative consequences of not keeping up with school work. Being unorganized and falling behind in class can lead to nervous breakdowns, feeling burnt-out, increased stress levels, and physical illness. With the amount of freedom and independence that being in college comes with, it could be easy for any student to let their grades slip.

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Tagged In: Academic Assistance, Healthy UNH, Julie Hurlbut, Math Assistance Center, Mental Health, mentors, Robert J. Connors Writing Center, Society of Physics Students, UNH programs, Writing Center

Hiking to Stay on Top of Your Health

Friday, April 25, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

Looking for a new spin on your current workout routine? Skip the gym next time and instead, take on the mountain! Hiking in beautiful New England not only gives you the opportunity to get a breath of fresh air and clear your mind, but hiking is also a powerful cardio and strength building exercise! While getting in a great cardio workout, strengthening your muscles and improving your balance, hiking can also decrease your risk for heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis and arthritis.

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Tagged In: active, cardio, Exercise, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Hiking, Mollie Behan, strength building
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