Healthy UNH Blogger: Lindsay Filicicchia

Home Town: Londonderry, NH

Major: Dietetics

Graduation Year: 2013

Favorite Dining Hall: Philbrook

What do you love about UNH?: I love that there are so many campus organizations to choose to be invovled in.

What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I like to stay active by doing fun things like cross-country skiing and zumba class! 

Physical Activity Affects the Mind

Friday, April 13, 2012
By: Lindsay Filicicchia

The physical benefits of exercise are commonly known, such as weight control, cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance.  However, studies show that although exercise is a physical activity, it has an effect on our mental state as well.  A study conducted at the University of Haifa International School found that exercise reduces depression and burnout rates.  The study analyzed 1,632 Israeli workers through que

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Tagged In: Fitness, Health, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, mental wellness, Physical Activity

Government Reduces Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals

Thursday, March 29, 2012
By: Lindsay Filicicchia

In 1977, the FDA decided that it was dangerous to systematically treat farm animals with antibiotics because their widespread use in farm animals would reduce their effectiveness in humans.  Some steps were taken to enforce the 1977 law such as an FDA recommendation in 2010 that farmers seek the advice of a veterinarian before using antibiotics on their animals.  Despite these efforts and the knowledge of risk, though, antibiotics are still used routinely by farmers.  A Read more

Tagged In: Health, Health Care Consumerism, Healthy UNH, UNH

Health Services: Massage Therapy

Monday, March 26, 2012
By: Lindsay Filicicchia

Usually when I think of Health Services on campus I think of the place I would go if I’m feeling sick and need medical care or a prescription.  However, after visiting the UNH Health Services website I realized how many other helpful programs and services they provide for the UNH community.  One service they provide is massage therapy.

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Less Bills for Pills

Friday, March 2, 2012
By: Lindsay Filicicchia

Do you pay outrageous amounts of money for your medications?  The FDA just issued guidelines that will allow drug companies to make duplicates of certain medications called biotech drugs.  The result of this will be increased market competition and decreased cost for medications.  Biotech drugs are expensive, injectable medications.  Prior to the recently developed Read more

Tagged In: Health, Health Care Consumerism, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, UNH

4 Creative Ways to Get Your Veggies

Monday, February 20, 2012
By: Lindsay Filicicchia

Often vegetables have a stigma attached to them as being tasteless and unpleasant to eat.  Also, it can seem like a salad is the only way to get your greens for the day.  However, there are plenty of creative recipes that incorporate vegetables to provide the nutrients you need while still tasting delicious.  The first two include kale, one of the most nutrient rich greens, loaded with Vitamin K, Vitamin C, calcium and 5g of fiber.  Its antioxidant content provides some protection against cancer and its fiber content aids in lowering cholesterol.  These reci

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, UNH

High Heels: High-Fashion or High-Risk?

Thursday, February 9, 2012
By: Lindsay Filicicchia

Let’s face it: a great pair of high heels is stylish and they really do complete an outfit.  However, the reality is that the foot was not designed to be in permanent arched position while walking.  The effect that high heels have on the body was examined in a study done by researchers at Read more

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