February 11, 2013
The cost of healthcare is a huge issue on the national stage as the United States tries to come to terms with its overwhelming state of national debt. Concern is growing especially among young people who will be given the task of dealing with the mounting debt. The nation’s debt comes from many sources, but healthcare is a big contributor. Healthcare costs exceed nearly 20% of U.S. GDP; a staggering estimated $2 trillion annually. The US Council on Foreign Relations reported in 2012 that the US... Read More
February 8, 2013
Roses are red, violets are blue, Valentine's Day is coming, in only a few! Excuse my lame attempt at a poem, but whether you like it or not Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Some people are excited to take their significant others out for a special date and others are sitting in their room stewing over how this is the world's stupidest holiday. Whether you are pro-Valentine's Day or completely against it, there is no denying that it takes a toll on your mental health in some way.
In... Read More
February 6, 2013
Do you want to connect with other UNH students and help discover your inner self? UNH created the empowering Be Fierce and Fabulous Women’s Group in 2007, and since then has successfully helped encourage and inspire over 100 individuals. College is a big transition in life, and can cause many mixed emotions for students. This motivational group serves the purpose of improving the confidence of young women and leads them on their way toward living a fulfilling life. Group participants will have... Read More
February 4, 2013
As the temperature starts to drop, it seems that our immune system also goes down with it. Living in a dorm room, late nights in the library, and eating in the same locations is ideal for the germs also living at UNH. Getting sick often gives students the excuse to miss class. It is true that we are thinking about the other students in class and don’t want to get them sick, but have you ever thought about how much money you are losing?
What does money have to do with being sick? It has been... Read More
February 1, 2013
Right when you walk into the gym at the Rec Center it is clear that there is a gender divide. Typically the men are towards the right in the free weight and bench press area, while the women are towards the left with the aerobic equipment and assisted weight machines. Unfortunately, it seems out of the norm when an individual of the opposite gender crosses over into that other section. This subtle move takes a lot of confidence and should be applauded!
When you go to the gym to improve your... Read More
January 30, 2013
Senior Business Services Assistant
Years Worked at UNH: 36
What does health mean to you?: Health means taking care of myself, physically and emotionally and eating a healthy diet.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I talk to my friends and co-workers about the importance of exercise and moving and trying to eat a healthy diet. We are fortunate here at UNH to have insurance that pays for a gym membership. I hope everyone will take advantage of it.
How do you stay fit?: I... Read More
January 30, 2013
Organic foods and organic practices are receiving quite a
lot of attention lately. I know I can't walk down the grocery store without
seeing organic labels on food as well as advertising for "going
organic" everywhere. Maybe you have no idea what being organic means and
are interested in finding out, or maybe you already are an organic eater and
want to spread awareness to others. Either way, those of you interested in
eating organic or learning more about what it means to eat organically, this... Read More
January 28, 2013
Are you a
nutrition student who is itching to go abroad, but can’t seem to find a place
for it in your busy schedule? This is a problem many nutrition students run
into. Class scheduling is rigorous with the amount of classes nutrition majors
have to take, and many times, students miss out on studying abroad because they
feel like they have limited time.
Explorations in Nutrition and Culture is just what you might be looking for.
This study abroad program is short, sweet and to the... Read More
January 25, 2013
Being a student is almost a guarantee that at some point you are going to be stressed out and overwhelmed. When you have a horrible week and are up to your eyeballs in homework, exams and extracurricular activities, how do you make time for yourself? Some things I have done in the past to help get away are taking a nap, going for a run, taking a yoga class and even catching up on my favorite TV shows on Netflix. But one of my favorite things to do for myself is surrounding myself with my... Read More
January 23, 2013
Many people believe that the winter months are not conducive to
growing vegetables. This incorrect notion is not only, but is preventing people
from experiencing the wonderfully nutritious vegetables that are grown during
these colder months.
Artichokes are a great source of Vitamin C, and they also help to
aid in digestion. It is important to remove the thorns before consuming this
vegetable. Artichokes go great on
salads, sandwiches, and almost everything else. They add a yummy, sweet and... Read More