November 18, 2016
Name: Alley Lorah
Position/Role at UNH: student with undeclared major
Year Started at UNH: 2015
1. What does health mean to you?
To me, health means getting out of bed and being active. Whether it is going to the gym or just walking around or playing your sport. Not only does it mean being active but also taking care of my body by watching what I eat and how much I eat.
2. What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
I maintain a healthy lifestyle and I drag my friends along... Read More
November 15, 2016
Try a 5,000% Price Increase.
Prescription drug costs are cheaper in many other countries than they are in America. In fact, one study shows that for the 40 most commonly prescribed drugs, prices in America are highest 93% of the time.
The United States, which leaves pricing to market competition, has higher drug prices than other countries where governments directly or indirectly control medicine costs.
One example of highly expensive drug costs has been in the news lately. Martin Shkreli, CEO... Read More
November 15, 2016
Start Your Day With a Superfood-Filled Smoothie Bowl
If you happen to have perused a food magazine recently, you must have seen an article or two about smoothie bowls. I’ve heard of a smoothie. But a smoothie bowl?
A smoothie bowl is basically a thick smoothie, eaten with a spoon, out of a bowl. Clean Eating Magazine indicates that “the thicker consistency of smoothie bowls provide a more substantial and nutrient-rich meal.” And most smoothie bowls are bursting with a superfood or two and... Read More
November 1, 2016
Why Running Outside is Better than Running on a Treadmill
Let’s face it: exercise is important. It’s nice to be dry and running inside on a treadmill when the weather is rainy or cold, but there’s no way to get all the benefits from outside exercise when you’re inside at the gym.
Experts agree that running outside is better than running on a treadmill. “Running indoors requires less energy expenditure because the belt is moving for you, there is flat terrain for the entirety of your run, and... Read More
November 1, 2016
24 Hours Without My “Lifeline”
Participating in a 24 hour cell phone free experience was one for the books. Initially, when I was introduced to this challenge, I was afraid of what this cell phone cleanse would do to my well- being. Would I go through withdrawals? Would I feel empty? Well, the lack of my device ended up becoming a positive journey that I will never forget.
Leaving my cell phone in my dorm room enabled me to realize the smaller things in life. I was more focused on my... Read More
October 28, 2016
Music Therapy is an Effective Way to Unwind
As a busy college student, I’m always looking for ways to help myself destress. One type of therapy that I find particularly interesting is called music therapy.
I am a firm believer that putting on my favorite song always puts me in a better mood. And it’s not just me who feels that way. It has been clinically proven.
Here are some findings about various genres of music and how they relate to mental wellness:
Calming music combined with cognitive... Read More
October 28, 2016
Swimming as a Full Body Workout
If you love an intense cardio workout but want to avoid the sweaty aftermath, swimming may be the right choice for you. It’s a lower impact activity and it can be less stressful to your body when compared to other cardiovascular activities, like running.
Here are 10 Hidden Benefits of Swimming:
1. Swimming improves social well-being.
2. Swimming teaches goal orientation.
3. Kids who swim become active adults.
4. Swimming makes you smarter.
5. Swimming teaches... Read More
October 25, 2016
Why your Vote Matters
There is a lot of media attention surrounding the upcoming presidential election. The platforms of both candidates – Donald Trump (Republican) and Hillary Clinton (Democrat) – are surrounded by controversy. These two candidates have extremely opposing views and one thing they certainly disagree about is the availability of healthcare.
One major accomplishment of the Obama Administration was the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Popularly known as Obamacare, implementation of... Read More
October 21, 2016
Who Says you can’t Indulge yourself with Some Guiltless Comfort Foods this Fall? Find out Which Seasonal Produce can Leave you Feeling Good This Season.
Check out the health benefits of each Fall superfood and click on the recipes to try or get inspired:
Whether you picked it directly from the tree or the aisle of your local grocery store, each apple is packed with antioxidants and dietary fiber.
Try these recipes:
Roasted Vegetable, Apple, and Sausage Medley
Healthier Apple Crisp ... Read More
October 13, 2016
It Could Start, One Wildcat At a Time
Can’t think of a reason to not answer the friend who asks you to smoke?
Although UNH has not added itself to the list of about 1,500 campuses across the United States that are completely tobacco-free, 9 out of 10 people on this campus don’t use tobacco.
Being a tobacco-free campus comes with a plethora of benefits including cleaner air quality and healthier students, faculty, and staff. UNH is known for its beautiful scenery and crisp New England air. Why... Read More