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! 

The Price of Smoking

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

November 21st was the Great American Smoke Out. Here at UNH, students are encouraged to kick the habit by being educated of the harmful effects of smoking and offered resources to help them quit. The Center of Disease Control reports that smoking is the leading preventative cause of disease in the U.S. Smoking causes approximately 443,000 deaths from cancer, lung disease and heart attacks each year.

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Tagged In: cancer, Health Care Consumerism, health costs, Healthy UNH, heart attacks, Kelsey McCullough, lung disease, preventative, Price, smoking

Eating disorders and weight concerns-Lets talk about it.

Monday, November 25, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

A study conducted in 2008 found that 65% of women between the ages of 25-45 have disordered eating habits, and another 10% actually have an eating disorder. That means that about 75% of women struggle to maintain positive attitudes and healthy practices when it comes to food. These percentages are WAY too high, it is time to rethink our relationship with food and begin enjoying food in a healthy manner. 

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Tagged In: anorexia, bulimia, Diet, eating disorder, Extreme dieting, Healthy, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Mental Health, mental wellness, UNH Counseling Center, weight, weight concern

Fats Make You Fat, right?!

Monday, November 4, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

If there was one thing that I learned in Italy this summer, it is that all fats should NOT be treated equally. It is important to be able to recognize healthier fats and try to minimize certain less healthy fats in your diet. 

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Tagged In: bad cholesterol, fats, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, LDL cholesterol, Mediterranean, Monounsatured fat, Nutrition, nutrition labels, Obesity, omega 3, Omega 6, polyunsatured, processed food, saturated fats, trans fats

Test Anxiety

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

College can be stressful; being away from home, surrounded by new people, and having difficult courses. Many students can find college to be overwhelming, especially their first year. A great way to reduce stress is reducing test anxiety. Minnesota State University defines test anxiety as “when your anxiety prevents you from showing the professor what you have learned and know.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Mental Health, mental wellness, Test Anxiety

Intramurals at UNH

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

A great way to have fun and stay in shape at UNH is by getting involved in intermurals! There are tons of great activities that range from flag football to dodge ball. Everyone can find something they enjoy!

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Tagged In: Fitness, Healthy UNH, Intramurals, Kelsey McCullough, Physical Activity, UNH Program

Generic Drugs: A safe, money saving option.

Friday, October 11, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

These days everyone is looking to save some money. One cost that people often overlook is health care costs, even though the average family pays over $400 per month on health insurance. One simple way to reduce medical spending is to look into using generic drugs, rather then using big brand name drugs. 

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Tagged In: brand name, FDA approved, generic drugs, Health Care Consumerism, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, prescribed drugs, prescriptions

Weight training- A great way (for anyone) to stay in shape!

Monday, October 7, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

Have you been getting tired of the same old cardio routine at the gym?That happened to me Junior year of High school, I ran track and cross country and suddenly running got well kind of boring.That’s why I took a weight training class.10 pounds of muscle later I still love pumping iron to this day! 

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Tagged In: Fitness, Hamel Rec, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Physical Activity, StudentHealth101, toning, UNHCampusRec, weight training

Fun, Free, Fitness

Friday, September 13, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

In a workout rut? Looking to meet new people? Want a fun way to stay in shape? 

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Tagged In: belly dancing, bootcamp, classes, Fitness, free, fun, Hamel rec center, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Physical Activity, punkrope, strength training, total body resistance, trainers, TRX, Yoga