Healthy UNH Blogger: Kelsey McCullough

Home Town: Whitefield NH

Major: Dietetics

Graduation Year: 2015

What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I participate in the club on campus SNA (student nutrition association), which helps promote healthy eating on campus. I personally enjoy working out at the Whit on a regular basis, using the My-Plate guidelines in the dining halls, and being active outside with friends and family.

Favorite Food: Tomatoes

Favorite Movie: Remember the Titians

Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

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

Favorite Dining Hall: HoCoc because I really like having so many options! It is also conveniently close to my dorm, I enjoy studying in Union court after lunch, and who doesn't love Mediterranean dinner on Friday nights?!

What do you love about UNH?: The overall happy and fun environment!

As a Healthy UNH Intern, What are you most excited about?: I am excited to expand my writing skills, learn more about health and wellness events on campus, as well as promoting others to live a healthy lifestyle on campus! 

Urgent Care Facilities

Friday, July 25, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

With the rising costs of medical care it is important to be a smart healthcare consumer. Urgent care facilities can be a great alternative to going to an Emergency Room which normally have high prices associated with them.

An Emergency room in usually attached to a hospital and runs twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. An ER is where to go in emergency situations or if you need an ambulance. However if are in a nonlife threatening situation an urgent care facility can be a smart alternative.

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Shake Up Your Workout Routine!

Monday, July 7, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

It is extremely easy to get into workout ruts. Maybe you go to the gym and always do cardio, maybe you only go to step class, or are only focused on getting flat abs for summer. Whatever your rut—Shake it up! 

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Focus on Water

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

Everyone knows that it is important for humans to consume water. Sometimes the health benefits of drinking water are over looked. Here is a how to guide to consuming more water and the science as to why water is an under rated super drink!

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Tagged In: balance, beverage, consume, Dehydration, empty calorie, Exercise, Fitness, Healthy UNH, hydration, Kelsey McCullough, muscles, Nutrition, skin, water, weight

How to Begin a Workout Program!

Monday, June 9, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

Starting something new can be scary, exciting, and empowering. Especially if you are making the decision to start exercising! First and foremost, good for you for making the decision to become a healthier you! I know that working out can seem very daunting so here are some tips on how to exercise for beginners!

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What does healthy mean?

Friday, May 30, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

Health and healthy are words you hear daily. Many people will think of “fitspiration” and thin men and woman as being the picture of health. I disagree with the notion that healthy is synonymous with being thin. Health should be individualized and encompass balance of mental and physical health. 

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Preventative care: saves lives and dollars!

Friday, May 23, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

Many people associate health care with high prices. However there are ways to lower your costs, like taking advantage of preventative health services. Many health plans cover the co-insurance and copayments that is associated with preventative services because it costs much less to prevent illness then to treat it. Preventative care can save you money by limiting your sick days and preventing costly doctors visits. 

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Reach for the (Guiding) Stars!

Friday, May 2, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

Did you know that in addition to the “Wildcat Plate” every UNH dining hall offers Guiding Stars to help pick the best food options for you? Learn to read the stars and create a healthy plate! 

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“The Anonymous People” MUB movie/discussion

Friday, April 18, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

On Tuesday, April 22nd at 7pm a documentary film will be played in the MUB Theater 2 titled “The Anonymous People”. Health services, S.A.F.E Peer Education, and the UNH Department of Social Work sponsor this event.

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How to Begin a Workout Program!

Monday, April 14, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

Starting something new can be scary, exciting, and empowering.Especially if you are making the decision to start exercising!First and foremost, good for you for making the decision to become a healthier you!I know that working out can seem very daunting so here are some tips on how to exercise for beginners!

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National Public Health Week: Get out Ahead

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

“Prevention must become a national obsession”- Richard Carmody, US surgeon general 2003.

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