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
June 3, 2013
Summer is rolling around and that means heading home from school and finding a new workout routine. While some people might have membership at a gym at home, many people find working out in the house or outside to be a better option. If you are looking for workout inspiration, look no further!
Running is a simple but effective way to burn calories as well as improve leg strength and cardiovascular health. Try running through neighborhoods or if you are looking for a bit more adventure try... Read More
May 31, 2013
Breakups in college are the absolute worst. All you want to do is be home with family, cuddle up with a good movie and a tub of ice cream. The problem is, you have classes and other important obligations to attend to. So how can you avoid this? How can you avoid the heartbreak? These five steps can help you create a healthy, long-lasting relationship and help avoid the painful breakup blues.
Step 1: Fall in love all over again. Remember why you were drawn to your partner. Try taking a trip, or... Read More
May 29, 2013
During these past couple of months, campus has been full of
prospective freshman touring the campus and attending orientation. Last weekend
I was able to take part in an orientation for incoming freshman where myself
and Jenna Channel, another Healthy UNH intern, talked to new students about
what Healthy UNH is and what we do on campus. While talking to a lot of these
new students, a HUGE concern was gaining the “freshman fifteen” and how to be
healthy once they were on campus. I know when I... Read More