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! 

Compare hospitals to find right one for you!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

I often times hear how important it is to be a “smart health care consumer.” As college students it can seem like a topic that is not relevant to us, but within the next four years we will be gradating and eventually looking for jobs. You may end up staying in the area or what if you make a huge move and end up in California? Once you graduate you have many decisions to make include one’s about health care. Who will be your doctor? What hospital will you go to in emergencies?

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Tagged In: Compare, consumer, Health Care Consumerism, health costs. health care consumer, Hospital Compare, Hospital Quality Alliance and Medicare, hospitals, Kelsey McCullough, students

Eating Healthy on a Budget

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

 

Healthy, yummy, and cheap??! Impossible you think, I’ll prove you wrong!

As college students, sometimes food can become a lesser priority when you have tests, assignments, work, and etc. If you live in an apartment on campus I have some tips on how to eat healthy while not breaking your budget!

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Tagged In: budget, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Nutrition

Yoga on Campus

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

Yoga is a great way to get exercise, relieve some stress, and have fun! On campus you can participate in free yoga in the MUB and in the Hamel recreation center.

Yoga is an exercise that combines breathing and stretching. It is usually done in a quiet, dimly light room, and with an instructor leading the stretches or poses. Yoga is a great exercise for all ages because there are many forms with varying intensities. Some different types of yoga include:

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Tagged In: breathing, Fitness, flexibility, free, Hamel Recreation Center, Health Services, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Mental Health, mental wellness, Stress, stretching, Yoga

Mentally Preparing for the Perfect Interview

Friday, February 28, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

As college students we are in a constant state of stress between assignment deadlines, grades, and finding jobs.Everyone reading this has likely had an interview before, so you can understand the anxiety that comes along with having to talk yourself up to a stranger.These are some tips that I use to help reduce the stresses of interviewing!

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Tagged In: Career Fair, Healthy UNH, interview, Kelsey McCullough, Mental Health, mental wellness, mock interview, practice, prepare, resume, Sample Questions, Stress, University Advising and Career Center

Positive Imagery and its Effects on Well-Being

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

In college we are surrounded by nay-sayers. Each day passing people on campus I hear “I just know I’m going to fail”, “I will never be able to finish in time”, or “It’s hopeless”. I have found that in my life by focusing on the positive things and the things that are in my own control I am a happier person. Often times when schoolwork becomes completely overwhelming I like to take a step back and look at all the steps I need to do. Usually if I write down my assignments and due dates school work will seem much less daunting.

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Tagged In: breath, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Mental Health, mental wellness, notes, plan, positive attitude, Positive Imagery, quiet, relaxation, self-confidence, visualization

Guide to Balanced Meals-Wildcat Style!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

Many students today will claim that they know what My-Plate, or “The Wildcat Plate” as we like to call it here at UNH, is but do you know how to use it? Wildcat Plate is a passive guide to healthy and most importantly BALANCED eating. What I like about Wildcat Plate is you don’t necessarily need to understand portion sizes, or give up your favorite treats, but learn how make your plate a nutritionally balanced meal. 

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Tagged In: balanced meal, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Nutrition, Wildcat

What Healthcare Plan is Right for You?

Monday, January 13, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

Healthcare plans can be a complicated topic that many college students like to avoid, myself included! But when one breaks down healthcare insurance plans they are much less daunting and it is very important for students to be smart healthcare consumers! When you begin looking at a plan for yourself it is important to recognize the differences, to find the best plan to fit your needs!

So what are the different plans?

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Tagged In: Health Care Consumerism, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, Insurance, Kelsey McCullough

Foods that help bad moods!

Friday, December 20, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

College is a very stressful time in peoples’ lives and students often don’t know they can actually reduce stress symptoms by what they eat. I am going to go over a few different moods and provide you with some great food fighting tools to get you through midterms! 

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Tagged In: anthocyanin, antioxidants, green tea, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Mental Health, mental wellness, mood, Nutrition, omega 3, Stress, theanine, vitamin C

Workout Gear Wish-list!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

With the holidays fast approaching everyone is starting to create their wish lists’. This year on my list is new workout gear! Whenever I get new workout clothes or equipment it can really help to motivate me and help to switch up my same old routine.

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Tagged In: clothes, equipment, Exercise, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Kettle Bells, motivate, Physical Activity, shopping, Wish list, Workout Gear, yoga mat

Student Nutrition Association Highlight

Monday, December 2, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

With over 250 clubs and organizations on campus, it can be overwhelming to find the perfect group to join. That is why this week I wanted to highlight SNA or the Student Nutrition Association.

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Tagged In: campus, clubs, educational outreach, fundraising, group socials, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Nutrition, service work, Student Nutrition Association, UNH