July 17, 2013
Why should people buy organic? For a start, non-organic fruits and vegetables are covered in dangerous and toxic pesticides. These deadly chemicals have been shown to cause cancer and central nervous system damage. Not only do non-organic fruits and vegetables affect our health, but they also can harm wildlife that live in the area that they are being grown. The pesticides get into our drinking water, harming both us and the animals that drink it.
The five foods that are best to have as organic... Read More
July 15, 2013
A recent study out of the University of Granada has linked participating in physical activity with longer attention spans. Better cognitive abilities such as time perception were also higher in physically active participants. It has been generally known that physical activity lends itself to better overall health outcomes, but this study clearly illustrates a strong relationship between physical activity and longer attention spans. Antonio Luque Casado, a researcher from the University of... Read More
July 12, 2013
Being college students, we get enough anxiety in the form of schoolwork, midterms, work and money issues, and the last thing we need is any more anxiety to add to the pile. Unfortunately, with the increase in technology in the past decade, a new form of anxiety is emerging known as "cyberchondria." Cyberchondria is the internet version of hypochondria where people go online and self diagnose themselves with having certain diseases and sicknesses and think the worst. Thirty-five percent of... Read More
July 10, 2013
Fairtrade products are all over the UK. In the States, you may only hear about these products when you are looking for them or in health food stores. They are not mainstream yet, but in the UK, Fairtrade is growing bigger and bigger by the year. This came as a surprise to me because the English do not seem to care about the quality of their food or where it comes from. Evidently, I was quite wrong.
The Fairtrade Foundation, for those that are not aware is a nonprofit foundation that encourages... Read More
July 8, 2013
College of Liberal Arts
What does health mean to you?: Health is all about loving who you are and loving your body enough to take care of it; emotionally, mentally, and physically.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: When I came to the Freshman Orientation, I loved using the Wildcat (portion) Plates. I also can’t wait to start taking some of the Boot Camps offered.
How do you stay fit?: I was a gymnast all through high school. I also love to run. I am training this summer to run in my first... Read More
July 8, 2013
The weather is getting warmer and everyone is starting to spend more time outdoors, so why not take your workout outside as well? There are tons of things you can do outside to get a good workout in such as running, hiking, cycling, walking, playing a sport, swimming and much more. There are many difference between working out inside versus outside. When you workout inside a gym, usually it is climate controlled, convenient and predictable, which is definitely not the case for working out... Read More
June 28, 2013
Educational Counselor/Tutor Coordinator
Center for Academic Resources (CFAR)
Years Worked at UNH: 2
What does health mean to you?: Health is the ability to thrive physically, mentally, spiritually, socially…it’s having something for every dimension of wellness.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I like to stay active when I can. I built a standing work station, I go for a walk, run or work out on my lunch breaks or at the end of the day. I try to be as social as I can and engage with the... Read More
June 28, 2013
People are constantly being told that “Fats are bad”, and many people will spend lots of time and money to completely rid their diet of fat. The truth is, that we need fats. Fat is actually necessary for you to lose weight. It all depends on the source of food you are getting it from!
The fats to avoid are trans fats and saturated fats. These fats are often found to be culprits in packaged foods such as french fries, margarine, cake mixes, and Ramen noodles. These fats will raise LDL (bad... Read More
June 27, 2013
Research Computing Center
Years Worked at UNH: 2
What does health mean to you?: It means taking care of myself – body and mind. I find that happiness is the key. You can’t truly be healthy if you aren't happy.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I use the Employee Fitness Center, and run on the indoor track when it’s available. I participate in Healthy Returns and the USNH Wellness Connection, and I did the Stress Eraser program. I also run the UNH Homecoming 5K in... Read More
June 26, 2013
Do you often find yourself being anxious, stressed, or tense? Have you ever considered trying meditation to help you overcome these feelings? Meditation has been shown to improve mental health, physical well being, and achieve an overall feeling of inner peace. When taking part in meditation you will learn to let go of all thoughts and enter a state of consciousness. This state can bring you the serenity and clarity you have been searching for. This is a great way to clear your mind of... Read More