Healthy UNH Blogger: Haeley Stewart

Name: Haeley Stewart

Hometown: Salem, NH

Major: Nutrition and Wellness

Graduation Year: 2014  

What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?  I try to take advantage of all the opportunities to stay in shape offered by UNH, that I don't usually have.

Favorite Food: I LOVE stuffed shells!

Favorite Movie: Wedding Crashers

Favorite Book: Anything written by James Patterson

What place do you most want to visit? Australia

Favorite Dining Hall: Philbrook

What do you love about UNH: The beautiful campus!

As a Healthy UNH intern, what are you most excited about? Frazzle Free Finals

Couch to 5K

Monday, October 29, 2012
By: Haeley Stewart

There is rarely a time that I go through campus and don't see someone running. It is a really easy way to get in some exercise and bypass the crazy rush at the gym. But, for some of us who aren't that great at running or have injuries or even just get bored doing it, there is hope. I have really bad shin splints and want to be able to run long distances and do races, but my shins hold me back. So, when I heard about the Couch to 5k app, I bought it instantly. It is a 30 minute run that you do three times a week. During the run you alternate between walking and running.

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Tagged In: Couch to 5K, Exercise, Haeley Stewart, Healthy UNH, IPhone App, Physical Activity, Running

Foods For Every Mood

Thursday, October 18, 2012
By: Haeley Stewart

Ever feel like your moods are out of whack?

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Tagged In: Haeley Stewart, healthy foods, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, mood, Nutrition, serotonin, Vitamin D

Why Students Should Care About Health Care Costs

Friday, October 12, 2012
By: Haeley Stewart

One of the biggest complaints about organic food is that it is too expensive.

Well, in many cases that is in fact true. However, organic food may cost more, but that's because it is worth more.

One way I like to rationalize paying more for organic food is to think about all the good things it does for my health and the earth, and how the extra bucks really are worth it in the long run. Usually I run this list over and over in my head as I near the checkout aisles...

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Tagged In: Affordable Care Act, Haeley Stewart, Health Care Consumerism, Health care costs, health care planning, health insurance, Healthy UNH

UNH's Eating Concerns Mentor Program

Monday, October 8, 2012
By: Haeley Stewart

Do you ever have concerns with your eating habits or even the eating habits of a friend or family member?

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Tagged In: Eating Concerns Mentor Program, eating disorder, Haeley Stewart, Healthy UNH, love your body, mental wellness, Nutrition, obsession

Get a Handle on Stress

Friday, September 21, 2012
By: Haeley Stewart

After our first week of classes I think it is safe to say that some of us are overwhelmed by our class schedules, afraid of future homework and project loads and are already stressing for the exams that span our whole semester. Instead of making yourself crazy, engage in some of these stress reducing behaviors.

1. Get some Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz's: College students are notorious for staying up all night "cramming" and then waking up for class four hours later. In order to function properly, it is best to get the recommended 7 to 10 hours worth of sleep.

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Tagged In: back to school, Exercise, gym, Haeley Stewart, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, mental wellness, Stress

Let's Hit the Rec

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
By: Haeley Stewart

With school starting back up for the year, it is almost a guarantee that the Hamel Rec Center will be full of students trying to stay physically active. Before you hit the Rec Center this semester, why not find out about all of the group classes and opportunities available to you besides the gym itself? One of the favorites among students, myself included, are the FREE group aerobics classes taught by experienced instructors. The Rec Center has everything from zumba and cycling to yoga and boxing.

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Tagged In: Boxing, Cycling, Hamel, Healthy UNH, Physical Activity, Rec Center, Wellness, Yoga, Zumba