Healthy UNH Blogger: Gabby Chesney

Home Town: Durham, NH

Major: Nutrition      

Graduation Year: 2014

What do you do to make a Healthy UNH? I go to the gym and encourage my friends to come along.

Favorite Food: Pizza or Ice Cream

Favorite Movie: Across the Universe

Favorite Book: The Last Lecture

What place in the world do you most want to visit? I’ve always wanted to visit Scotland.

Favorite Dining Hall: Stillings

What do you love about UNH? The people…everyone is so friendly and nice!

As a Healthy UNH Intern, What are you most excited about? I’m excited to be involved with a great initiative (Healthy UNH) and promote health around campus!

Healthcare Cost Blog

Thursday, October 10, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

Health care costs are something that most people are concerned about. There are many things a person can do to lower the amount of money they spend on healthcare. For example, leading an active and healthy lifestyle can significantly lower the amount of health problems a person faces in the future, thus lowering healthcare costs. However, sometimes health incidences arise that are unavoidable and healthcare costs accumulate. So what can you do to help you manage if you ever find yourself in that situation? Carefully plan and manage your finances! 

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Tagged In: Gabby Chesney, Health Care Consumerism, healthcare cost, Healthy UNH

Run Your Way to the Homecoming 5K!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

With September coming to an end that means the countdown to all sorts of exciting events can begin. One of my personal favorites is homecoming! There is nothing better than soaking up some Wildcat pride on a beautiful fall weekend in New Hampshire. There are all sorts of events happening the weekend of homecoming but one event is not only fun but also good for your health. Fun AND healthy? Yes, it is possible! The homecoming 5k race is a great way to get a little exercise while enjoying the fall weather and most importantly showing your support for UNH!

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Tagged In: 2013, Campus Rec, Fitness, Gabby Chesney, Healthy UNH, Homecoming 5K, October 12, Physical Activity, road race, UNH Program

Group Exercise… Everyone is Doing it!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

The first week of classes are done and the semester is about to kick into full gear. While seeing old friends, making new ones and studying for classes are all key parts of being at school, it is also important to remember to stay active. While gym memberships at home might cost upwards of $50 a month; here at UNH all students have access to the Hamel Rec Center.

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Tagged In: Fitness, Gabby Chesney, group exercise, Hamel rec center, Healthy UNH, Physical Activity, promotional schedule

Build a Better Breakfast

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

Breakfast is one of my favorite parts of each morning. It’s the first meal of the day and there are so many delicious choices available. While I love eating an extravagant breakfast every now and then, I am always on the lookout for healthy breakfast options that taste good and will fuel me through the day. Breakfast is an important meal because not only does it get your metabolism moving, it also is what fuels you through a good portion of the day until lunch!

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Tagged In: Breakfast, eggs, Gabby Chesney, Healthy UNH, metabolism, Nutrition, nuts, oatmeal, Omega-3, seeds, UNH dining, Yogurt

Summer Fitness Fun

Monday, June 3, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

Summer is rolling around and that means heading home from school and finding a new workout routine. While some people might have membership at a gym at home, many people find working out in the house or outside to be a better option. If you are looking for workout inspiration, look no further! 


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Fun and Fitness

Friday, May 3, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

No matter how dedicated you are to staying physically active, sometimes going to the gym or lacing up your shoes for a run can feel like a chore.  The best way I have found to look forward to every workout and avoid the crowds at the gym is to take advantage of the group fitness classes UNH Campus Recreation has to offer.

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Tagged In: aerobics, boredom, cycle classes, fitness class, Gabby Chesney, Hamel rec center, Healthy UNH, Physical Activity, physical fitness, strength training, Zumba

Fun in the Sun

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

With spring in the air that can only mean one thing… nice weather! While some people choose to brave it and exercise outdoors in the winter, many of us confine ourselves to the gym until the temperatures begin to increase again. With warmer weather and sunny days what better time than now to find some fun physical activities to do outdoors? Here are some ideas on how to incorporate physical activity into your day while having fun outdoors:

Hit the Trails

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Tagged In: cardiovascular, Cycling, Fitness, Gabby Chesney, Healthy UNH, High Intensity Interval Training, Outdoors, Physical Activity, swim, trails

May Day Carnival

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

The end of the semester is a time of transition. Whether you are graduating or just moving home for the summer it marks the end of one phase and the beginning of something new. Add finals on top of all of that and the end of the year can feel quite overwhelming. However there are lots of fun events to look forward to at the end of the semester. One of these is the May Day Carnival! 

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Tagged In: amusement rides, Gabby Chesney, game booths, Healthy UNH, include free food, live entertainment, May Day Carnival, Physical Activity

Keep Calm and Study On

Monday, April 15, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

The end of the semester is approaching quickly and with that comes a mixture of excitement and dread. While everybody seems ready for the change of pace that summer brings, students don’t seem quite as excited about the end of the year projects, papers and exams looming in the distance. While these things are unavoidable, there are ways to prepare for finals while limiting stress levels. 

Start Early

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Tagged In: activity, finals week, Frazzle Free Finals, Gabby Chesney, Healthy UNH, mental illness, mental wellness, perspective, Stress, study

Wellness at Work

Thursday, April 4, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

The average full-time employee in the United States works 30 hours or more per week. That adds up to a lot of time spent in the workplace each year! While many people take steps to create a healthy living space at home it can be challenging to stay healthy while at work. While it might not be possible to control where you work, there are steps you can take in order to try and stay healthy while on the job.

Keep Moving

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Tagged In: Gabby Chesney, healthy snacks, Healthy UNH, hydrated, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Public Health Week, Wellness, work