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!

Skip the Bus and Become More Buff

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
By: Madeleine Gould

Physical activity. If you’re as busy as me, the thought alone can be daunting, bringing on feelings of guilt and stress. Managing your time gets hard in college, especially if you’re still adjusting as a freshman or a transfer student. Exercise for 60 minutes each day? You can’t even finish your homework. How the heck are you going to fit an entire hour of physical activity in there? And frankly, sweating it out at the gym in front of all the other gym-goers doesn’t seem very tempting to many of us. However, exercise really is important.

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Tagged In: Benefits of Exercise, Exercise, Healthy UNH, Madeleine Gould, Physical Activity

Vitamin D is an A-List Vitamin

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
By: Madeleine Gould

Let’s face it- autumn is almost here. It’s a sad realization that no longer will we be able to spend our days lying in the sand at the beach (slathered in SPF 50, of course, right?). Ahead are days of sitting in the library until all hours of the morning, squinting at notes under a fluorescent light. That certainly is not conducive to a great tan. While we can’t condone toasting yourself in the sun- which can lead to skin cancer, which can be deadly - there is one health benefit to sunny days spent outside.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, Madeleine Gould, Nutrition, Vitamin D, vitamin deficiency

But What Is the Cost of Health?

Friday, September 7, 2012
By: Madeleine Gould

It seems much of the political buzz these days centers around the quickly rising costs of health care. There is a good reason so many politicians are basing their campaigns around this issue- healthcare costs for the United States are expected to rise 7.5% in 2013, and that is up from the $ 2.6 trillion health care system we are facing in 20121. “What does this have to do with me and HealthyUNH?” you may be puzzling to yourself.

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Tagged In: Health, Health Care Consumerism, health costs, Healthy UNH, Insurance, Madeleine Gould, medical costs, prescription