November 26, 2012
The poor turkey is having a rough enough day without being blamed for your sleepiness after the Thanksgiving feast. Many people have heard the rumor that turkey contains a chemical called tryptophan that causes us to feel tired. According to Dr. Anne Marie Helmenstine,) turkey does indeed contribute to your fatigue, but it is not the sole participant. L-tryptophan is an essential amino acid which means that you must consume it somehow because your body cannot make it. In your body, it is... Read More
November 21, 2012
Ever since the term “pink slime” was brought to our attention meat is seemingly less appealing. Red meat in particular over chicken or other poultry. Personally I don’t consider myself to be a vegetarian, but if I am offered a veggie burger or a hamburger I will always chose the non-meat option. Since I do not eat much meat I need to make sure that I am getting protein from other sources!
What are other good sources of protein? Eggs, nuts, and dairy are just a couple! Seeds and nuts are the... Read More
November 19, 2012
Did you know you could burn calories by just talking on the phone? Sure! If you pace while you chat instead of sitting down, you burn calories without even thinking about it! This is NEAT! No, really; NEAT stands for Non-Exercise Activity Thermoneogenesis These are activities that you can do every day to burn calories without going to the gym. Some NEAT activities that are easily incorporated into your day include:
Choosing the furthest parking spot from your destination
Taking the stairs... Read More
November 16, 2012
Yogurt is delicious. You can find it in many different flavors.
You can eat it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It can be used as a
lower-calorie substitute for sour cream. It can be used to make smoothies.
Yogurt is a versatile, tasty, and also healthful food. Other than its
deliciousness and usefulness in different dishes, it exhibits some serious
health benefits. Every year, more studies are released on the benefits of
yogurt. Let’s examine the nutritional science behind these health... Read More
November 14, 2012
We all are aware that eating right and exercising regularly contribute to a healthier body and mind. But did you know that the better you eat and the more you exercise, the lower health care costs may become? If you eat healthier and exercise more, you will be a healthier individual, and therefore needing to use medical services less.
1. Lower premiums.
If you are healthier, you get sick and hurt less often. This means you go to the hospital/doctor/pharmacy less often and use... Read More
November 13, 2012
Autumn can be a wonderfully relaxing time of the year, with the weather cooling off, and new festive activities becoming more and more abundant. Although for many college students, when the foliage starts to change, so does the pace of schoolwork. And fall is always a time for exams, which can be taxing on your mental health. It is also a time of increased risk of sickness as cold and flu season encroaches.
However, one great way to distress, unwind, and protect your mental health is to pick up... Read More
November 9, 2012
Autumn is a lovely time of the year to start or
maintain your workout routine. The days are cooling off, and the scenery is
very appealing. Starting a physical activity routine in the autumn months are
also helpful when the holiday season comes around to help curb any potential
Many people choose to wait until New Years to
start their workout routine, but the fall is an even better time to start
because there are so many opportunities to exercise outside in the crisp fall
air... Read More
November 7, 2012
New Hampshire was extremely fortunate not to receive the full force of Hurricane Sandy; however, students here come from all over the country. If you happen to be from one of the hard hit areas, such as New Jersey or New York, do not hesitate to talk to a friend or a support system about it. Keeping one’s mental health as high as possible during a time of devastation can be very difficult, but reaching out to a friend or to family members back home can help your emotions stay elevated. Although... Read More
November 5, 2012
Now that we are officially a month into the semester, the first wave of exams has come and gone. Having more than one test in a week is tough, especially when it comes to managing your time. Getting a low or failing grade on a test is not the end of your college career, but it should be used as motivation to do better the next time around. As a student one can blame a bad exam grade on the teacher, any distractions, that one class you missed, or just overall bad timing. Little things in life... Read More
November 2, 2012
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. According to Time, Carolyn Becker, a professor at Trinity College in San Antonio Texas, developed a program... Read More