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Fat Talk Free Week at UNH Last Week

Friday, November 2, 2012
By: Courtney Eaton

Fat Talk Free Week is a nation-wide initiative to ban fat talk for an entire week.  Fat talk is defined as any language that involves criticizing one’s body or the body of someone else. The slogan for the event is “Friends don’t let friends fat talk.” You have probably seen the stickers or flyers around the UNH campus at some point because UNH has been involved from the very beginning.

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Tagged In: Courtney Eaton, Fat Talk Free Week, Healthy UNH, mental wellness, Nutrition

Know Your Food with EcoGastronomy

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
By: Madeleine Gould

EcoGastronomy is a word coined by the University of New Hampshire itself, just like EcoGastronomy is a program available only at UNH. Break the word “EcoGastronomy” down, and it basically means environmental eating. But what is that? There are a thousand ways to interpret it, and most of them describe the EcoGastronomy dual major.

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Tagged In: EcoGastronomy, environmental eating, Healthy UNH, Madeleine Gould, Nutrition

Couch to 5K

Monday, October 29, 2012
By: Haeley Stewart

There is rarely a time that I go through campus and don't see someone running. It is a really easy way to get in some exercise and bypass the crazy rush at the gym. But, for some of us who aren't that great at running or have injuries or even just get bored doing it, there is hope. I have really bad shin splints and want to be able to run long distances and do races, but my shins hold me back. So, when I heard about the Couch to 5k app, I bought it instantly. It is a 30 minute run that you do three times a week. During the run you alternate between walking and running.

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Tagged In: Couch to 5K, Exercise, Haeley Stewart, Healthy UNH, IPhone App, Physical Activity, Running

Health Costs: What Hangs in the Balance in this Upcoming Presidential Election?

Friday, October 26, 2012
By: Kendra Moffett

With the 2012 Presidential Election quickly approaching, it can be nerve-racking for young adults between the ages of 18-25 to see where they will fall with either candidate if President Obama gets re-elected, or if Governor Mitt Romney gets elected. Below is the breakdown of what will happen to some health care costs access and the state of the Affordable Care Act depending on which candidate wins the Presidential Election.

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Tagged In: Affordable Care Act, health costs, Healthy UNH, Kendra Moffett, Nutrition

Tough Mudder: Physical Activity With a Cause

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
By: Kendra Moffett

This past May, I completed one of the most physically challenging events in my life – it also happened to be one of the most fun events I have ever participated in as well. Tough Mudder came to New England with its epicenter at Mount Snow in Vermont.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, Kendra Moffett, Physical Activity, race, Tough Mudder, Wounded Warrior Project

SPIN Working Alongside Women’s Ice Hockey Team

Monday, October 22, 2012
By: Kim Mayo

The peer education group SPIN (Students Promoting Information on Nutrition) has started working with the Women’s Ice Hockey Team to help improve their knowledge on nutrition. This is the first program of its kind where nutrition students are educating their student peer athletes! They hope to continue working with other sport teams in the future, as of now, the women’s gymnastics team has also showed an interest. The peer educators’ goals are to debunk common health myths and to teach the team how to eat in order to reach peak performance.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, Kim Mayo, Nutrition, SPIN, Women's Hockey team

Healthy Foods for Fall

Friday, October 19, 2012
By: Kendra Moffett

Fall is the air, and luckily that means some yummy and nutritious fare is back in season.

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Tagged In: Fall harvest, Healthy UNH, Kendra Moffett, Nutrition

Foods For Every Mood

Thursday, October 18, 2012
By: Haeley Stewart

Ever feel like your moods are out of whack?

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Tagged In: Haeley Stewart, healthy foods, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, mood, Nutrition, serotonin, Vitamin D

Surround Yourself with Happy People to be Happy

Monday, October 15, 2012
By: Courtney Eaton

Who makes you happy? Chances are it is someone that you spend a significant amount of time with. A study done by Dr. Nicholas Christakis of Harvard Medical School and Dr. James Fowler of the University of California in San Diego conducted a study on how an individual’s social network affects their happiness levels.

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Tagged In: attitude, Courteny Eaton, happiness, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, mental wellness, mood, social, surround

Why Students Should Care About Health Care Costs

Friday, October 12, 2012
By: Haeley Stewart

One of the biggest complaints about organic food is that it is too expensive.

Well, in many cases that is in fact true. However, organic food may cost more, but that's because it is worth more.

One way I like to rationalize paying more for organic food is to think about all the good things it does for my health and the earth, and how the extra bucks really are worth it in the long run. Usually I run this list over and over in my head as I near the checkout aisles...

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Tagged In: Affordable Care Act, Haeley Stewart, Health Care Consumerism, Health care costs, health care planning, health insurance, Healthy UNH
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