June 21, 2013
Today "food" is comprised of so many different additives and chemicals in order to make it edible and appealing for a consumer to purchase and eat. Recently there has been a lot of controversy over which chemicals and substances are dangerous and how all of these additives can affect us down the line. I don't know about you, but having weird additives in my food that I don't know are safe or not kind of creeps me out. Luckily, nutrition professionals Mira and Jayson Calton, authors of Rich Food... Read More
June 19, 2013
Two weeks ago I toured around different parts of Italy. Italy is obviously home to the most delicious food in the world, in my opinion. The cities are beautiful and so much fun, but the food is what sold me. This is no Olive Garden. Italian food is part of the Mediterranean diet so it is considered quite healthy, to the surprise of many. There are three major differences between genuine Italian cuisine and what Americans think is Italian. First, the quality of the ingredients is crucial in... Read More
June 17, 2013
I’ve always loved to sing. I grew up in a musical family, where we were constantly performing for and with each other. There’s nothing I enjoy more than harmonizing with my siblings. There’s something special about singing in harmony with others—your personal responsibility to hold your own part, while acknowledging others and blending with their voices. It’s an awesome experience to produce a balanced oneness among different voices. It requires practice, patience, and motivation, but the end... Read More
June 14, 2013
I am taking a world religions class originally to simply fulfill my general education requirement, but I have come to realize that it is more important than I thought. It is especially crucial for those going into the nutrition field to study different religious dietary rules and practices in order to be successful in helping an individual reach their nutrition goals.
Hindus believe that all living things are equal therefore they are lacto-vegetarian and fruitarian. They do not eat meat for... Read More
June 12, 2013
Breakfast is one of my favorite parts of each morning. It’s the
first meal of the day and there are so many delicious choices available. While
I love eating an extravagant breakfast every now and then, I am always on the
lookout for healthy breakfast options that taste good and will fuel me through
the day. Breakfast is an important meal because not only does it get your
metabolism moving, it also is what fuels you through a good portion of the day
until lunch! An article released by the... Read More
June 10, 2013
Anxiety is defined as apprehension to an upcoming event and as college students, we have plenty of reasons for having anxiety. Anxiety can stem from an upcoming test, ten page paper, an overflowing to do list or even just finding a parking spot in order to make it to class on time. Symptoms to look for in determining if you suffer from everyday anxiety are things like increased heart rate, lack of concentration in school and work, having issues sleeping or just not being your normal self. If... Read More
June 10, 2013
What does health mean to you?: It means love and respect for your spirituality, your body and mind.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: We attend games and encourage our grandchildren with their UNH sports. Grandpie Joe has attended all of his grandson lacrosse practices and games. While watching lacrosse, Joe got his exercise by walking around the perimeter of the Wit field. He has even counted 50 steps around the field!
How do you stay fit?: We make caring for our health a... Read More
June 7, 2013
Former Healthy UNH Intern
Institute for Health Policy & Practice
Years Worked at UNH: 3
What does health mean to you?: Health is made up of overall wellness: physical, mental, emotional, social, environmental, etc.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I am really lucky to haved attended a college that offers so many opportunities to stay healthy. I liked to take advantage of all the school has to offer, so using the Wildcat Plates in the dining halls to make sure I was eating right,... Read More
June 7, 2013
The day before I left for college after winter break, I stopped at Rite Aid to pick up a prescription that I had just been issued. I pulled up to the drive through window and gave the pharmacist my name and date of birth. The pharmacist then said the worst thing a young college student wants to hear, “Your total comes to $400; your insurance covered the rest.” That was more than I had in my bank account! I eventually researched a generic drug that only cost me $17. It worked exactly the same... Read More
June 5, 2013
I’ve always loved stretching and meditating. I can attribute this practice to my mom, who teaches Hatha yoga. Growing up, stretching was a part of my daily life. If I were stressed, I would do some stretches and deep breathing to try to calm down. This practice has followed me to college and has helped me calm down many times when overwhelmed with academic and personal commitments. I usually have practiced on my own, but have recently started taking yoga classes downtown at Three Bridges Yoga... Read More