Healthy UNH Blogger: Julie Hurlbut

Home Town: Hopkinton, MA

Major: Nutrition & Wellness

Graduation Year: 2014

What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?

I try to set a good example for my friends and peers by practicing healthy eating and by being physically active.I also try and make people smile as often as I can!

Favorite Food: Sushi

Favorite Movie: Bridesmaids

Favorite Book: Dear John

What place in the world do you most want to visit? Ireland

Favorite Dining Hall: Holloway Commons, because it is open early and late in the day, and is near most of my classes. Hoco also provides me with many options so I do not have to eat the same foods every day.

What do you love about UNH? I love the size of UNH and how I can meet new people every day, even as a senior.

As a Healthy UNH Intern, What are you most excited about? I am most excited about sharing my passion for health and overall wellbeing, and hopefully provide readers with some insight on how they can live happier and healthier.

Health Cost and Assistance Programs

Friday, March 14, 2014
By: Julie Hurlbut

Health care is a hefty expense in the United States, and over the years has contributed greatly to our nation’s debt. According to the article written by John Ydstie, the Congressional Budget Office recently stated that the deficit is about to be one-third the size in 2014 than it was in 2009, which prompted the Great Recession.

Read more

Tagged In: Debt, Health Care Consumerism, Health Cost, Julie Hurlbut, Medicare

Succeed like an Olympian

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
By: Julie Hurlbut

It has been quite amazing to watch the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. These athletes from all over the world demonstrate a great deal of enthusiasm, dedication, and desire. However, you don’t have to be a professional athlete to enjoy physical activity.  Below are some tips in example of Olympic athletes on how the average individual can learn to succeed like the ultimate professionals.

Read more

Tagged In: Eddy Alvarez, Fitness, goals, Healthy UNH, Julie Hurlbut, Olympian, Olympics, Physical Activity, Snowboarding

The Sweet Truth

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
By: Julie Hurlbut

February is notorious as the month of Valentine's Day, but it is also Chocolate Lover's Month! Whether you love or hate Valentine's Day, there is always an abundant amount of chocolate lining the walls of grocery stores and convenience stores dedicated to this one day. However, there may be no reason to feel bad about indulging in some chocolate. Over the past few years, research studies have proven that small to moderate chocolate consumption is linked to lower risk of heart failure.

Read more

Tagged In: antioxidants, chocolate, Chocolate Lover's Month, dark chocolate, flavonoids, Healthy UNH, Julie Hurlbut, Nutrition, Valentine's Day