September 10, 2015
Healthy Eating Habits and Portion Size
After a relaxing summer vacation, it’s time for the kids to start the school year and ease back into your busy schedule. It might be tempting to order takeout from your favorite restaurant, but a better choice is getting the entire family involved in making a nutritious dinner. Teach your kids to pour and stir ingredients, wash potatoes, and peel vegetables. Cook old family recipes or create new meal options.
A home-cooked meal shows children healthy... Read More
September 8, 2015
The Beginning Of Any Semester Can Cause A Great Deal Of Stress, And In Order To Have A Successful Year, Mental Wellness Is Key
As a faculty member, you have a lot going on. You are busy with students, grading, and your personal life. It is easy to forget about your own mental wellness as an adult because life can so easily get in the way.
The question that I pose to you is: HOW DO YOU STAY STRESS FREE, AND WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?
There are many things that you can do to reduce stress. It is... Read More
September 1, 2015
Why Should You Consider The Mediterranean Diet?
Throughout the world, there are about 16 countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. Each of these countries follows the Mediterranean diet in their own unique way. The Mediterranean diet is a dietary pattern that follows high consumption of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, legumes, plenty of fish, lean meat, and olive oil. So how does this combination of food groups make this diet so beneficial? The people who follow this diet eat a... Read More
August 31, 2015
Do You Ever Feel Unsatisfied After A Meal? Adding More Fiber Rich Foods In Your Diet Can Change That!
Dietary fiber adds bulk to your diet. It helps to make you full faster and keeps the food moving efficiently throughout your body. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that cannot be digested by the body. It does not break down into sugar molecules and instead is passed through the body undigested. This helps in regulating the body’s sugar use and keeping blood sugar and hunger in check! There... Read More
August 20, 2015
Are You an Employee Looking to Exercise? Well Look No Further UNH Has Got You Covered!
In 1988, UNH created the Employee Fitness Program (EFP). The EFP was established for faculty and staff that was interested in participating in exercise testing and training. The EFP provides real life laboratory situations for undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Kinesiology/Exercise sciences. The employees who choose to participate in this program go through a variety of testings such... Read More
August 19, 2015
Are You Eating Enough Fish?
Did you know that the American Heart Association recommends eating at least two servings of fish a week? Why? It is because the omega-3 fatty acids that are found in in fish can help reduce the risk of heart disease! This is especially beneficial towards people who have a high risk of cardiovascular disease. What exactly are omega-3 fatty acids? Omega-3 fatty acids are unsaturated fats that protect against the development of erratic cardiac rhythm disturbances,... Read More
August 13, 2015
Campus Wellness Promotion is Important For Healthy, Happy Students
While attending the University of Newcastle for a semester in Australia, I came across the University of Newcastle Healthy UoN plate. This plate gives guidance for a healthy meal very similarly to the Healthy UNH Wildcat Plates seen around UNH dining halls in Durham, NH. Half of the plate is designated for fruits and vegetables, one quarter is protein, and one quarter is grains. It is exciting to see similar advice and nutrition... Read More
August 12, 2015
Healthcare Spending is Through The Roof! But How Does it Affect You?
Did you know that in 2012 the United States spent $2.8 trillion dollars on health care? That’s about $8,915 per person! Where does all this money go and how is it spent? Hospital care is the largest expenditure for health care. Their spending includes out of pocket, private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, other public insurance, and other payers. Other services that spend billions of dollars on health care are physician and... Read More
August 10, 2015
Do You Really Need to Track Your Heart Rate When Working Out?
Your heart rate not only controls your body but also the efficiency of your exercise. By monitoring your heart rate and aiming to stay within your target ranges, you will get the most out of any physical activity. But, you do not have to push yourself past your limits to achieve weight loss and promote a healthy heart! The key to cardiovascular fitness is getting a good but safe aerobic workout. Regular aerobic exercise makes your... Read More
August 6, 2015
Which is Better For You, Coffee or Tea?
Many people reach for a caffeinate beverage these days to keep them going during their busy schedules. When it comes to getting a little boost of energy, is it healthier to reach for coffee or tea? I found a nutritional breakdown written by Prevention which looks at the nutritional benefits of both coffee and tea.
This article compares nutrients including potassium, calcium, folate, protein, and caffeine, some of which you may have never known were in... Read More