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!

Improve Health to Reduce Healthcare Costs

Friday, March 29, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

In the current economic times, people are looking anywhere they can to cut costs in their life.  According to research conducted by the Milken Institute, more than half of Americans suffer from at least one chronic disease, many of which are preventable. According to calculations by the Milken Institute these diseases cost Americans and the government $1.3 trillion annually. This money comes out of the pockets of Americans as well as from the government, affecting every American in one way or another.

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Tagged In: disease prevention, Gabby Chesney, Health Care Consumerism, health costs, Healthy UNH, illness, Light Therapy, mental wellness, nutrition counseling, smoking cessation, Stress Management, UNH Health Services, Yoga

The Key to Vitamin D

Friday, March 15, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

Over the years Vitamin D has not been one of the most commonly talked about vitamins. Despite not being a frequent topic of discussion among the general public, Vitamin D plays a critical role in health. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, Vitamin D has many health benefits. One of the main roles Vitamin D plays is aiding in calcium absorption and bone health. Without adequate Vitamin D a person runs the risk of developing weak and misshapen bones or even Osteoporosis.

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Tagged In: bone health, calcium, calcium absorption, cancer, diabetes, eggs, Gabby Chesney, Healthy UNH, heart disease, hypertension, Nutrition, osteoporosis, Outdoors, salmon, tuna, Vitamin D

Choose your own adventure!

Friday, March 1, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

With spring break on the horizon there has been a lot of talk on campus about the various vacations and adventures people will be embarking on. Don’t have a wild adventure planned yet? Don’t worry, there is plenty of time left this semester for a mini-trip and Outdoor Adventures has you covered. Outdoor Adventures offers day and overnight trips throughout the year. Some of the trips still to come this semester include an overnight canoe trip at Squam Lake, a day trip bouldering at Lincoln Woods and a day of Rock Climbing in Rumney!

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Tagged In: Bouldering, camping, canoe trip, Exercise, Fitness, Gabby Chesney, Healthy UNH, Outdoor Adventures, Physical Activity, rock climbing, UNH clubs, UNH Outdoor Adventures Club

MUB Movies Provide Comic Relief

Monday, February 18, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

It’s been said that laughter is the best medicine. Although this statement might be a bit of a stretch, laughter does have several proven health benefits. An article was released by helpguide.org explaining the health benefits of laughter.

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Tagged In: Heathly UNH, Mental Health, mental wellness, MUB, Stress, UNH, UNH Event