Healthy UNH Blogger: Madeleine Gould

Name: Madeleine Gould

Hometown: Candia, NH

Major: Dietetics with a Dual Major in EcoGastronomy

Graduation Year: Fall 2013

What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: Being a HealthyUNH intern is my contribution

Favorite Food: All Indian food

Favorite Movie: American Psycho

Favorite Book: The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway

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

Favorite Dining Hall: Hoco

What do you love about UNH? The efforts and research UNH invests to become sustainable.

As a Healthy UNH Intern, what are you most excited about? I am excited to spread awareness about health related matters, since they’re my favorite to talk and write about!

Explorations in Nutrition and Culture

Monday, January 28, 2013
By: Madeleine Gould

Are you a nutrition student who is itching to go abroad, but can’t seem to find a place for it in your busy schedule? This is a problem many nutrition students run into. Class scheduling is rigorous with the amount of classes nutrition majors have to take, and many times, students miss out on studying abroad because they feel like they have limited time.  

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, Italy, Madeleine Gould, Nutrition, Study Abroad

Exercise More, Live Longer!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
By: Madeleine Gould

Physical activity’s importance has been drilled into our minds since elementary school. There are so many reasons to fit it into our busy schedules; stress relief and weight management being just a couple of those reasons. However, recently, researchers have found even another motivation for us to engage in regular physical activity.

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Tagged In: cancer, Healthy UNH, life expectancy, Madeleine Gould, Physical Activity

Health Insurance Costs Increasing?

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
By: Madeleine Gould

In these economically harsh times, sometimes the feelings we get when we look ahead to graduation from college and entering the job force border on dread, rather than excitement.  One of the issues that 20-somethings who are just getting on their feet in the career market is the fact that once we hit 25, we can no longer stay on our parents’ health insurance. And things aren’t happening to make this easier for us. In fact, new reports have recently been released, saying that the out of pocket deductibles for health insurance are on the rise.

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Tagged In: deductibles, Health Care Consumerism, health costs, health insurance costs, Healthy UNH, insurance costs, Madeleine Gould, rising costs

Bullying: It doesn’t stop in high school

Friday, December 21, 2012
By: Madeleine Gould

Middle and high school are notorious for being difficult. Changing bodies and expectations have been the inspiration for many books, movies and TV shows. These tough times of life have been stereotyped and turned humorous. Bullying in middle school and high school has been considered normal- almost a rite of passage in modern America.

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Tagged In: Bullying, cyber bullying, Healthy UNH, Madeleine Gould, Mental Health, mental wellness

Can Stress Levels Affect Your Health?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
By: Madeleine Gould

Do people describe you as an over-achiever? Do you strive for perfection? Are your friends amazed by your organizational abilities and timeliness? These traits describe people with “Type A” personalities. People who exhibit type A personalities tend to be very well on top of things, but having this sort of personality actually raises your risk of cardiovascular (heart) disease later in life, as proven by research done a few years ago. 

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, heart attack, Madeleine Gould, Mental Health, mental wellness, personality traits, Stress, stroke, Type A

Group Exercise for a Fitter You

Monday, December 10, 2012
By: Madeleine Gould

It’s tough to stay in shape. As college students, we are committed to our education and clubs, and we want to spare some time for fun too.  Even when we find the spare minutes to fit in some physical activity, it’s incredibly easy to come up with any excuse not to work out. It’s cold, it’s early, it’s raining, my knee hurts… Well, you know. The list goes on. But what if your workout was actually fun, and you were surrounded by your friends the whole time? That’s one reason why group fitness classes are superbly beneficial in helping busy people stay in shape.

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Tagged In: encouragement, Fitness, group exercise, Hamel rec center, Healthy UNH, Madeleine Gould, Physical Activity

In Praise of Yogurt

Friday, November 16, 2012
By: Madeleine Gould

Yogurt is delicious. You can find it in many different flavors. You can eat it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It can be used as a lower-calorie substitute for sour cream. It can be used to make smoothies. Yogurt is a versatile, tasty, and also healthful food. Other than its deliciousness and usefulness in different dishes, it exhibits some serious health benefits. Every year, more studies are released on the benefits of yogurt. Let’s examine the nutritional science behind these health benefits.

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Tagged In: calcium, Healthy UNH, live and active cultures, Madeleine Gould, Nutrition, probiotics, Yogurt

Lower Your Insurance Costs With Diet and Exercise

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
By: Madeleine Gould

We all are aware that eating right and exercising regularly contribute to a healthier body and mind. But did you know that the better you eat and the more you exercise, the lower health care costs may become?  If you eat healthier and exercise more, you will be a healthier individual, and therefore needing to use medical services less.

                1. Lower premiums.

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Tagged In: exercises, Health Care Consumerism, health costs, Healthy UNH, Insurance, lower premiums, Madeleine Gould

Know Your Food with EcoGastronomy

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
By: Madeleine Gould

EcoGastronomy is a word coined by the University of New Hampshire itself, just like EcoGastronomy is a program available only at UNH. Break the word “EcoGastronomy” down, and it basically means environmental eating. But what is that? There are a thousand ways to interpret it, and most of them describe the EcoGastronomy dual major.

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Tagged In: EcoGastronomy, environmental eating, Healthy UNH, Madeleine Gould, Nutrition

Brain Health Matters Too!

Friday, October 5, 2012
By: Madeleine Gould

October 7th through 13th, 2012 is Mental Illness Awareness Week, when mental health advocates spread awareness about their causes. This is a great time for a reminder to think about our own mental health, and that of those around us.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, Maddie Gould, Madeleine Gould, Mental Health Week, mental wellness