Healthy UNH Blogger: Katrina Heisler

Home Town: Dedham, MA

Major: Nursing, Nutrition Minor

Graduation Year: 2012

Favorite Movie: Aladdin

What do you love about UNH: The beautiful campus and friendly people.

As a Healthy UNH Intern, what are you most excited about: Frazzle Free Finals Week!

Cook Your Way through National Nutrition Month

Monday, March 28, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

Let’s face it, living on your own as a college student doesn’t exactly include homemade meals hot out of the oven, and Ramen and frozen pizza ends up on the menu more often than not. But why shouldn’t we be eating as well as we might if mom had cooked us dinner at home? As adults it is about time to learn how to cook delicious and healthy meals because it is an important skill that is used through out the rest of our lives. Cooking can be easy and fun, but if you’re especially scared of the oven, signing up for a free cooking class might be a good idea.

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National Nutrition Month

Monday, March 21, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

March is National Nutrition Month so I figured this week’s nutrition blog would be a great way to honor it by sharing a little about campaign. The American Diet Association (ADA) sponsored this year’s educational operation in efforts to increase informed, healthy decision-making when it comes to food choices.  The theme this year is “Eat Right with Color.” What exactly does that mean?

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Skip the Stretching

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

From the days of gym class in elementary school, we have all been taught that it is beneficial to stretch before any physical activity. But touching our toes and counting to ten before hopping on a treadmill may in fact hurt more than help.

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Wrinkles or Weight Loss?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

We all know that if we want to effectively lose weight, exercise is a must. But there are some instances in which your workout routine may not give you the results you want. We’re talking wrinkles! Yes the perfect body would be well, perfect…but are we sacrificing our youthful stature for the sake of a flat stomach?

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Relax with Reiki

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

We all have different techniques we use to relieve stress in our lives - working out, deep breathing, yoga…but I doubt many of you have heard of Reiki. This increasingly popular stress reduction technique is a Japanese practice that means “spiritually guided life force energy.” The idea behind the method is that there is an unseen energy that flows through our bodies. Low energy causes one to get sick or have a higher stress level where as a high energy allows one to live a happy, relaxed life.

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Need Another Excuse to Eat Chocolate?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

I thought that since it is the month of chocolate’s most popular holiday, Valentine’s Day, it would be fitting to give you all some comfort and encouragement about just how delectible, rich, and even healthy  the candy can be! So before you’re kicking yourself over indulging in the luscious treat, relax, and pop another chocolate into your mouth or even use it to cook a delicious meal for you and a loved one!

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Sprinting to Your Weight Loss Goal?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

In a perfect world, losing weight would be as easy as snapping your fingers...eat right, hit the gym a few days and you’ve reached your ideal weight loss goal. Unfortunately, it is not that easy and sometimes it seems no that matter how many cookies we pass up in favor of carrots, and how many hours we log at the gym, the scale won’t budge! Weight loss professionals are claiming there is a solution - high intensity interval training has been shown to help those who have reached a plateau and need an extra push to reach their goal.

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The Good, the Bad, and the Gluten-Free

Thursday, February 3, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

Carb-free, fat-free...we’ve heard of just about every “free” diet out there, but how about gluten- free? You may have recently seen the newest diet craze in the media with celebrities claiming weight loss galore, or perhaps you know someone who eats form the gluten-free section that UNH dining services provides. 

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Breathe Your Way to Stress Relief

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

Breathing exercises have long been considered a sacred and respected tool utilized by many cultures to achieve mental and physical balance within the body. More recently, physicians, therapists and trainers alike have encouraged deep breathing to help ease tension, cleanse the body, boost energy, and relieve stress. Essentially you can “exercise” anywhere at any time to provide relief and relaxation. Breathing exercises last from 5-10 minutes and just require two tools; your body and your mind.

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From Minutes to Years, Exercise Helps

Tuesday, January 11, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

We all know exercise is good for you, but did you know you can start reaping the benefits within just minutes? Fitness Magazine published an article pointing out the pros of exercising from the minute you start to years after.

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