December 7, 2012
It's officially finals time! We're at the last stretch of
our semester, but for most of us, the hardest part of our semester. I don't
know whose idea it was to make the hardest part of our year the part where we
are all mentally exhausted, but we just need to man up and get it done.
finals on the brain, I know it is hard to even think about anything but the
upcoming finals looming over our heads, but it is crucial
to be eating smart during finals to increase your brain function as much as... Read More
December 5, 2012
Everyone has heard of the dreaded "Freshman 15,"
however for me, it was more like the freshman 20. Coming to UNH as a freshman
and having an unlimited dining plan made it super easy for me to eat WAY to
much in our dining halls. Don't get me wrong, there are PLENTY of healthy
choices to be made while eating on campus, but I just couldn't get over the
delicious desert bar or the french fries that seemed to be there every single
day. However, this year Healthy UNH and Dining Services collaborated... Read More
December 3, 2012
Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities! Today is
dedicated to those who have both visible and non-visible disabilities. These students,
no matter how severe the ailment, can have a hard time doing well on exams and
completing work on time. This day is a great way to show them that they can
achieve all they wish to achieve despite their disability. UNH’s Occupational
Therapy Department, Health Services, Residential Life, Disability Services, the
Education Department, the... Read More
November 30, 2012
Students Promoting Information on Nutrition, also known as SPIN,
is a great organization on campus to get involved in that is run by UNH Health
Services. These mentors are student volunteers that get trained to counsel and
educate those who are looking to for more knowledge and assistance in the field
of nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. These students receive intensive training
and education by trained professionals in the field, and are well equipped to
help others with questions regarding... Read More
November 28, 2012
A college student’s life is a constant struggle between balancing class, studying, work, exams, internships, any type of social life and much more. Even reading that list is tiring. Trying to find time to simply fall sleep can even feel like a monumental challenge. With that being said, fatigue for a college student is almost expected, in my opinion. Luckily, according to Women’s Health Magazine, there are other ways (besides getting 8 hours of sleep each night!) to fight back against those... Read More
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