November 4, 2013
If there was one thing that I learned in Italy this summer, it is that all fats should NOT be treated equally. It is important to be able to recognize healthier fats and try to minimize certain less healthy fats in your diet.
For a general rule of thumb, saturated fats are solid at room temperature. They can be found in many animal products such as cheese, meat, milk, etc. Foods that have lots of butter and shortening are also high in saturated fat. The American Heart Association recommends... Read More
November 1, 2013
It’s official! Fall has arrived and with it comes a season full of beautiful changing leaves, fun holidays and my personal favorite… delicious foods! Here in New Hampshire there are all sorts of foods that are in season during fall. What’s even better is many of them are packed with nutrients!
This one might be obvious, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t great! Apples are one of the fruits just coming into season here in NH and they are a great addition to any diet. You’ve heard the... Read More
October 30, 2013
So often when we think about being “health” in the context of the foods we eat we consider the nutrients, calories and other nutrition-related information. One important area of health that is often overlooked is the Psychology of eating. While many people know what types of foods they should be eating to fuel the body and the mind, most people are unaware of why they eat the way they do. I recently had the opportunity to speak with author and expert on the psychology of eating, Karen R. Koenig... Read More
October 29, 2013
Former Student, AFROTC Cadet
Air Force ROTC
Year Started at UNH: 2009
What does health mean to you?: To me, health means self-control, which essentially leads to happiness.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I often go on runs around campus at the outdoor track, in College Woods, or at the Hamel Center for Recreation. I play intramural sports, go to Zumba and kick-boxing!
How do you stay fit?: I stay fit by working out at least four times a week, which includes my morning Physical Training... Read More
October 28, 2013
Practicing a healthy lifestyle shows that you truly care about your well being and by exercising and eating right, you can greatly lower health costs.Practicing preventative care will lower the cost of drug prescriptions and doctor visits.Eating a diet low in saturated fats, and living an active lifestyle can prevent diseases like diabetes, which require many medical prescriptions and visits.
The center for disease control and prevention suggests that by the year 2050, 1 in 3 people will battle... Read More
October 25, 2013
I have been a runner for at least 13 years. I grew up running track and cross-country, with my mother as the coach. It was so easy to run 6 or 7 miles at practice when I was on a team, but now that I am in college, I get so bored running alone! After only a mile in, I’m looking to run back to my apartment because I notice myself focusing on my burning legs, or my shortness of breath. I think about how nice a hot shower will feel after I’m done. However, running just a mile just doesn’t cut it... Read More
October 23, 2013
Year Started at UNH: 2010
What does health mean to you?: Health is a positive lifestyle in mind, body, and spirit. It is overcoming obstacles and tough times and coming out on the other side a changed person. Whether it is going for a ten minute run in between class, going to the gym for an hour every day, running a 5k every weekend, or even skipping out on the cookie at Stillings, every person is different.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I try my absolute best to keep a... Read More
October 23, 2013
College can be stressful; being away from home, surrounded by new people, and having difficult courses. Many students can find college to be overwhelming, especially their first year. A great way to reduce stress is reducing test anxiety. Minnesota State University defines test anxiety as “when your anxiety prevents you from showing the professor what you have learned and know. It is not the same as being anxious during a test because you are unprepared or do not understand the material.” Many... Read More
October 21, 2013
Stop Negative Thoughts in Their Path
As a female student, and nutrition major, I see first hand how important body image is to maintaining a healthy mind. According to Brown University Health Education, 74.4% of normal weight college women, often or all the time had thoughts about their body image. 46% of college men, who were at a healthy weight, had the same thoughts.
Because we live in a society where there is such a strong emphasis on a “perfect” body, negative thoughts arise in many young... Read More
October 18, 2013
Year Started at UNH:1996
What does health mean to you?: Health means feeling good physically as well as mentally.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I attend Healthy Returns, participate in the Wellness Connection program, go at least twice a week to the UNH Employee Fitness Center at the Field House and I walk with several of my friends at my lunch hour around campus.
How do you stay fit?: I belong to a gym and take several group exercise classes,... Read More