August 15, 2013
Field Specialist in Food & Agriculture
UNH Cooperative Extension
Years Worked at UNH: 2
What does health mean to you?: Simple meals, plenty of outdoor activities, and peace of mind. Keeping my mind & body in balance.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: Eat lots of vegetables! Occasionally my office mates and I will go out for a post-work bike ride and share in a pot luck after. We don’t often have time to engage socially, and this way we encourage each other to stay active and be... Read More
August 12, 2013
Institute for Health Policy & Practice
Years Worked at UNH: 4
What does health mean to you?: My health is, perhaps, the most important aspect of my life. Life is no fun when one is sick or injured.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I found that I disliked sitting in front of my computer for hours at a time. So I bought a podium to raise my keyboard and a platform to raise my monitor. I also bought a StairMaster. Now I have the options of sitting; standing; or walking... Read More
August 12, 2013
Smoking is a tough habit to break, but if you can steer clear of tobacco you can significantly decrease your health care costs! Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. High health care costs are a result of unhealthy behaviors and smoking is certainly one of these. By kicking this addictive habit to the curb you will be creating a healthier lifestyle for yourself and lowering your healthcare costs. The American Lung Association reported... Read More
August 7, 2013
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. 47% of individuals with untreated mental illnesses cited cost as a barrier to obtaining treatment, according to a 2007 research study published in the academic journal Psychiatric Services. Many people try to calm themselves by listening to a bird-song album or setting up a desk fountain to imitate the sounds of a running... Read More
August 5, 2013
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.
The chocolate that we think of today was not always... Read More
July 31, 2013
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... Read More
July 29, 2013
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. 69% of... Read More
July 26, 2013
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... Read More
July 24, 2013
Sales Manager for Nemo Equipment (Ben)
Years Worked at UNH: 1
What does health mean to you?: For us, health means eating whole, local foods as much as possible, getting outside with our dogs, and being active!
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: We try to take advantage of all of the amazing recreation and healthy food resources available to us! Mendoms Pond is the perfect spot for an after-work swim, Adams Point is a beautiful retreat to walk our dogs, and the Dairy Bar offers a ton of... Read More
July 24, 2013
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... Read More