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Get Real! UNH and the growing student food movement

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
By: Ann Steeves

Young people have always clarified the morality of our times. This sentiment was echoed throughout this past weekend as the student organization, Get Real! UNH, had the opportunity to attend the Second Annual Real Food Challenge “Breaking Ground” National Summit. The Real Food Challenge is a growing student movement working toward changing institutional purchasing power to create a more just and sustainable food system.

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Tagged In: Ann Steeves, Dining, Health, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, Slow Food, Sustainability Academy

MUB Movies Provide Comic Relief

Monday, February 18, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

It’s been said that laughter is the best medicine. Although this statement might be a bit of a stretch, laughter does have several proven health benefits. An article was released by explaining the health benefits of laughter.

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Tagged In: Heathly UNH, Mental Health, mental wellness, MUB, Stress, UNH, UNH Event

My Experience Using England’s Healthcare

Friday, February 15, 2013
By: Courtney Eaton

On Tuesday, the 22nd I went to the Soho NHS Walk-In Clinic of London and was able to experience the difference between the US healthcare and that of London first-hand. Since my arrival in London I have had this cold that I just could not kick. It seemed to be getting worse and I feared a sinus infection, so I eventually went to the Soho NHS Walk-in Medical Clinic. First, let me note that Soho is a fantastic part of the city; my favorite part thus far.

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Tagged In: Courtney Eaton, England, Health Care Consumerism, Health System, Healthcare, Healthy UNH, London, UNH

The Snow-Day Workout

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

As I was sitting in my apartment, cooped up during the crazy snowstorm we had this weekend here in Durham and I started thinking about how I can get a workout without having to trek across campus to the gym. I also did not have the tools to ski or snowshoe, so how could I exercise at all?

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Tagged In: Fitness, Health, Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, Outdoors, Physical Activity, UNH

Health Costs and Healthcare in the US and Italy

Monday, February 11, 2013
By: Ann Steeves

The cost of healthcare is a huge issue on the national stage as the United States tries to come to terms with its overwhelming state of national debt. Concern is growing especially among young people who will be given the task of dealing with the mounting debt. The nation’s debt comes from many sources, but healthcare is a big contributor. Healthcare costs exceed nearly 20% of U.S. GDP; a staggering estimated $2 trillion annually.

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Tagged In: Annie Steeves, Health Care Consumerism, health costs, Healthcare, Healthy UNH, Italy, US

Relationships Improve Mental Health

Friday, February 8, 2013
By: Haeley Stewart

Roses are red, violets are blue, Valentine's Day is coming, in only a few! Excuse my lame attempt at a poem, but whether you like it or not Valentine's Day is right around the corner.  Some people are excited to take their significant others out for a special date and others are sitting in their room stewing over how this is the world's stupidest holiday. Whether you are pro-Valentine's Day or completely against it, there is no denying that it takes a toll on your mental health in some way.

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Tagged In: anxiety, committed relationships, Depression, Haeley Stewart, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, mental wellness, mood disorders, Valentine's Day

Want To Be Fierce and Fabulous?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
By: Kelley Simpson

Do you want to connect with other UNH students and help discover your inner self? UNH created the empowering Be Fierce and Fabulous Women’s Group in 2007, and since then has successfully helped encourage and inspire over 100 individuals. College is a big transition in life, and can cause many mixed emotions for students. This motivational group serves the purpose of improving the confidence of young women and leads them on their way toward living a fulfilling life.

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Tagged In: Be Fierce and Fabulous, Health Services, Healthy UNH, Kelly Simpson, Mental Health, mental wellness

Skipping Class Actually Costs Money

Monday, February 4, 2013
By: Kim Mayo

As the temperature starts to drop, it seems that our immune system also goes down with it. Living in a dorm room, late nights in the library, and eating in the same locations is ideal for the germs also living at UNH. Getting sick often gives students the excuse to miss class. It is true that we are thinking about the other students in class and don’t want to get them sick, but have you ever thought about how much money you are losing?

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Tagged In: flu shots, flu vaccine, Health Care Consumerism, health costs, Healthy UNH, immune system, Kim Mayo, skipping class

The “Other Side” of The Gym

Friday, February 1, 2013
By: Kim Mayo


Right when you walk into the gym at the Rec Center it is clear that there is a gender divide. Typically the men are towards the right in the free weight and bench press area, while the women are towards the left with the aerobic equipment and assisted weight machines. Unfortunately, it seems out of the norm when an individual of the opposite gender crosses over into that other section. This subtle move takes a lot of confidence and should be applauded! 

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Tagged In: gym, gym etiquette, Health, Healthy UNH, Kim Mayo, Physical Activity, Physical Exercise, UNH rec center

Organic Garden Club

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
By: Haeley Stewart

Organic foods and organic practices are receiving quite a lot of attention lately. I know I can't walk down the grocery store without seeing organic labels on food as well as advertising for "going organic" everywhere. Maybe you have no idea what being organic means and are interested in finding out, or maybe you already are an organic eater and want to spread awareness to others. Either way, those of you interested in eating organic or learning more about what it means to eat organically, this organization at UNH deserves your attention.

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Tagged In: food labels, Haeley Stewart, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, organic, Organic Garden Club, student run
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