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Danielle Blanchette

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Former Nutrition Major
COLSA
Healthy Eating and Active Living
What does health mean to you?: 
Health, to me, can be a number of different things: healthy physically, mentally, or emotionally. All of which are extremely important to anyone’s well-being. To be healthy means that you give your body what it needs to thrive. Our bodies and minds are fragile, so to me, you can achieve health by feeding yourself good food, filling your mind with positive thoughts, and/or exercising to sweat the toxins and stress away.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: 
I love walking. It clears my mind and I get to listen to great music and enjoy my free time. However when I get to go for a walk with a group of friends, it makes it that much better. Encouraging your friends to go outside and get some fresh air with you is a great way to make a healthy UNH. We are very lucky that we have access to a swimming pool, countless sports fields and beautiful woods to go to and get some exercise.
How do you stay fit?: 
I actually am kind of bias because I personally love exercising. I have been playing soccer since I was three and ever since then, I need to run in order to stay sane. I love to run outside, or on the treadmill at the gym. I also have a friend who is a personal trainer and so he has recently been getting me into lifting weights which is a huge feat on its own! Snowboarding is also really fun to me, it works muscles I never knew I had! However, I do have my off days and so when I really don’t feel like leaving my room and walking all the way to the gym (I live by DHOP so walking to the gym can take a while), I tend to dance. It sounds weird, but I love to just dance completely ungracefully around in my room (I’m sure my five other roommates have heard me from time to time). I also have been practicing yoga for a few years now and it really benefits me physically and mentally by strengthening my body and also letting me focus on my breath so I can clear my mind.
Do you have any tips for eating healthfully?: 
There are countless ways to eat healthy! If you exercise a lot, be sure to refuel your body with carbs and protein and your muscles will thank you. Also, eating a salad can sound pretty boring but if you add other things to it like a hard-boiled egg or pretzels (pretzels are actually amazing in a salad), you won’t feel like you’re just eating a bed of spinach or lettuce!
How do you find motivation to stay healthy?: 
I find motivation to stay healthy by knowing that my body will function so much better if I treat it right. I love the feeling after a great workout knowing that I just accomplished something great, so having that feeling is a great incentive for me to exercise. I also find motivation by exercising in a way that is fun. Doing Zumba and other classes at the Hamel Rec Center gives you such a great workout but the time flies because you’re simply enjoying yourself and you have an instructor to keep you going the entire time.
Have you made any tangible improvements to your physical or mental well-being by making positive changes in your life?: 
Committing to regular exercise like yoga has been a great investment in my health. The regular classes and teachers keep me motivated and coming back. Yoga is the perfect balance of physical and mental well-being.
Anything else you would like to add?: 
Give tofu a chance! It’s really yummy in stir-fry’s. Also, being healthy doesn’t have to be a chore. There are so many different ways to stay healthy and it can be fun, too!

Celena Zucco

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Former Student - 2014 Graduate
Recreation Management and Policy – Therapeutic Recreation Option
Healthy Eating and Active Living
What does health mean to you?: 
Health is not just being free of sickness or disease although that does factor into it. I think of health as the overall well-being and happiness of an individual.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: 
I make sure I am eating well each day even if I have back-to-back classes or am too stressed out. Also, I am friendly and project my positive attitude toward others to make them feel comfortable.
How do you stay fit?: 
I stay fit by attending the gym as frequently as possible and have occasionally taken yoga classes. Also, I participate in seasonal intramural sports such a flag tag football.
Do you have any tips for eating healthfully?: 
I believe that eating in portions is extremely important. It is better to have a little snack here and there rather than starve and binge eat on the weekends or for one meal.
How do you find motivation to stay healthy?: 
I find motivation to stay healthy through my friends who also enjoy staying fit. The group of people you surround yourself with is very important. Also, I do care about my appearance and strive to stay confident.
Have you made any tangible improvements to your physical or mental well-being by making positive changes in your life?: 
I have colored my hair different but that is the only physical thing. Mentally I have come to terms with my appearance and have learned to accept that I am good just the way that I am.
Anything else you would like to add?: 
Eating the right foods, working out and being a positive person all comes together when we talk about health. If you can manage all of this you are on the right track to living a happy, healthy life.

Eleni Ottalagana

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Former Student
Healthy Eating and Active Living
What does health mean to you?: 
I look at health as something that completes a person emotionally, physically and mentally. Health to me does not mean focusing in on the minor details of obsessing over the small things in life. I have learned stress plays a major role emotionally and physically.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: 
To make a healthy UNH, I have reached out to students by sharing my knowledge on nutrition and work out plans. As a nutrition and ecogastronomy dual major, I have done events at the dining halls promoting local, clean and fair trade food to students. With the amazing crew at Holloway Commons, I was able to feature some authentic Greek recipes passed down through my family. These meals are healthy and seem extravagant but are created with simple ingredients. I have also done videos on featured nutrition topics, written blog articles and designed healthy meals with the foods in the dining halls, which were all made available to students through the Nutrition and Wellness UNH Page on Facebook. In my spare time I share my recipes and eating tips through social media with friends on Instagram. (Feel free to follow!)
How do you stay fit?: 
I grew up going to dance classes 4-5 times a week. Now that I lead a very busy schedule the activities I once enjoyed are harder to take part in. Within the last few years I have started yoga, doing high intensity interval training workouts for 15-20 minutes or Pilates. I usually do an interval workout 3 times a week with muscle building by incorporating weights with a Pilates workout. The other 3 days I usually do a flow yoga workout 30-45 minutes and take a rest day. I’ll do “yin” yoga, which is targeted more to stretch out the body and relax the mind 7 days a week with a varying time of 15-60 minutes if I have the time! For my workouts, I usually just put a DVD in my computer or subscribe to free workout channels online. All I have to do is make space in my room to perform the workout. Whenever there is a clear sky, warm or cold, I like to be outside hiking, rollerblading or biking.
Do you have any tips for eating healthfully?: 
I am conscious of my food and make healthy choices. I think that cooking and buying as much fresh and organic as much as possible is great. Eating healthfully should allow for all types of non-processed food. I love to make my own granola bars, trail mixes and hummus. These are easy snacks to make that are cheap, healthy and free of artificial ingredients that are available throughout my busy days. Limit foods with ingredients that you can’t pronounce, enjoy foods in season like colorful vegetables and fruits and remember food is medicine. Give your body what it needs to function and what it needs to fuel your brain.
How do you find motivation to stay healthy?: 
My day would feel incomplete without balanced meals and exercise. I am a morning person; I love to get up, make a cup of Detox Yogi tea and start a day with yoga or a quick workout. I always make sure I have a good breakfast with protein, fruit and whole grains. This gives me so much energy throughout the day. Being healthy makes me feel great mentally and physically. I also find motivation through friends; I love to include friends in hikes or cooking a meal.
Have you made any tangible improvements to your physical or mental well-being by making positive changes in your life?: 
I have improved my health by nourishing my body with whole foods. I make most of my meals from scratch and utilize different food groups to create a complete and delicious meal. I do not cut out any foods or stick to any strict regimes. I have found workouts that I enjoy that are not harsh on my body. I have found complete balance through a mind, body connection.
Anything else you would like to add?: 
You can’t go wrong maintaining a healthy lifestyle! Even being healthy you can eat sweets, enjoy your favorite dishes and be lazy sometimes. The key to life is balance. You can’t ride the roller coaster forever. The ups and downs of different diets and extreme changes do not work. I may be passionate about nutrition and see leading a healthy lifestyle as easy but I guarantee that anyone can find one aspect of health and enjoy it!

Mac McNaughton

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American Airline Pilot
Alumni
Healthy Eating and Active Living
What does health mean to you?: 
Health to me is a question of balance. When I was an R.A for three years we were taught to stress the importance of having as many aspects of your life in equilibrium as possible. Spiritual, physical, educational, emotional, social etc. That is tough to do when you need to focus so much time on studies, but I found scheduling fun time with friends and getting involved in campus activities both enriching and a great diversion.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: 
Now that I’m an alumni with one of my kids attending UNH, I find it refreshing how much everyone I meet on campus is involved in some type of group activity. The dorms are offering contest and theme parties, which I believe keeps students in community and active. I have played racquetball at the new rec. center and I am part of a group of adults who support many of the CRU functions on and off campus.
How do you stay fit?: 
In keeping with my renaissance and balanced personality, I do lots of physical activity: Sanchin Ryu Karate, soccer, yoga, alpine and cross country skiing, water skiing, tennis, golf, hiking and hunting. I have also found what my mom always said holds true, drink plenty of water and get to bed early and your next day will be full of energy. I also find that after I read my Bible in the morning if I spend ten minutes journaling it helps anchor my day.
Do you have any tips for eating healthfully?: 
Balance once again is key. In my profession as a commercial pilot I am not always able to eat on a normal schedule, so I find it important to snack when I am hungry so that I don’t feel really hungry late at night after a flight and pig out when its late. At home we juice green apples and carrots to get enzymes into us to aid in digestion. Too much of what is in our food supply is processed and cooked robbing us of the natural goodness of the base food.
How do you find motivation to stay healthy?: 
My wife still looks like she did when I met her 29 years ago, she is amazing and in great shape because we try to do many of the activities mentioned above like karate and skiing together. Since I travel a lot, we try to carve out time just to be together, walk or explore new restaurants. We have found that going on couples retreats to the White Mountains with our church a great way to boost our relationship.
Have you made any tangible improvements to your physical or mental well-being by making positive changes in your life?: 
Physically I have found yoga has helped my body, which like many life long athletes is in need of realignment and stretching. Mentally, my wife and I are active in our church and belong to an adult Bible study. We find the closer we are both drawn to Jesus the closer we are to each other.
Anything else you would like to add?: 
We have found the newsletter Alternatives by Dr. David Williams has a lot of to offer. More importantly the organization Healthquarters.org is our primary means of receiving nutritional information we rely on to stay healthy. Big picture stuff: I believe you only make three decisions in your life that truly matter. First, who or what you worship, everyone worships something, choose wisely it will have eternal ramifications. Second, whom you choose to marry is the basis for your physical, sexual, emotional and financial health. Lastly, whom you choose for friends. Friends are the sparks, which keep your life interesting.

Chao Yang

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Former Graduate Student
Recreation Management and Policy
Healthy Eating and Active Living
What does health mean to you?: 
Health includes both physical and mental health. To me, physical health means a strong immune system which means not being sick often and a standard weight based on your height. Mental health means the ability to deal with pressure and keep optimistic.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: 
I like to work out more actively. So I choose to go to the Hamel Rec on our campus at least three times a week and I really love the lessons there, such as Step and Strength, Cardio Boxing, Zumba and Cycling. Sometimes, I just go to the gym and exercise there. Besides going to the gym, I like swimming, too. I go to the Swasey Indoor Pool once a week.
How do you stay fit?: 
Working out every other day for at least 40 minutes to an hour is a good way to stay fit and I think cardio exercise is a perfect option. In addition, swimming is a good way to release pressure and maintain a good body shape, particularly for women.
Do you have any tips for eating healthfully?: 
Generally, eating more vegetables and fruits and trying to avoid junk food and other high fat and calorie food is very important. Green and dark vegetables such as spinach, lettuce, broccoli and black peas, etc. are good for the body. Fruits, apples are wonderful, and make you full and they contain many vitamins. Having an apple everyday also has the effect of anti-aging. Besides apples, oranges contain lots of vitamin C and bananas help people be positive and happier. I also go to our dining halls to eat, however, I always pay attention to the information tags of the food there. Stir-fry, Omelets, and yogurt are always my first options. After that, I’m almost always full, so I try Jello and a little dessert which contains higher energy. For drink, I think water is the healthiest drink. I rarely drink carbonated drink, coffee or some sweet drink such as hot cocoa. But if I do, I’d go work out that day. Generally, I try to keep a balance. In addition, I make lunch is the biggest meal for me, so I have time to burn calories. For dinner, I have fruits, oatmeal and nuts such as walnuts, almonds, pecans and cashews, etc.
How do you find motivation to stay healthy?: 
Staying healthy should become a hobby. I know that one day, health problems could become a big burden for people who care about me if I don’t pay attention to my health today. So I always try to encourage myself. I like to envision a picture of me being healthier, particularly when I can’t persist and am about to give up.
Have you made any tangible improvements to your physical or mental well-being by making positive changes in your life?: 
Since I’ve been exercising regularly, I haven’t been sick at all during the past two years. I think this is the biggest change. Also, I have become more optimistic and resilient to pressure. For example, after exercising, my mind is clearer and I become very calm, so I can concentrate more on the task on hand, instead of being anxious.
Anything else you would like to add?: 
My mom used to joke with me and say, “I don’t want to invest a large amount of money in the hospital, so stay healthy!” This is so true and I think our body is the biggest treasure in our life, so treat it nicely.

Megan Donohue

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Alumni, Track Coach, Minister
Healthy Eating and Active Living
What does health mean to you?: 
To me, health means feeling great emotionally, physically, and spiritually. When I think of the word health I picture someone who is positive, full of energy and has a balanced life (faith, friends, family, work, exercise). I also associate being disease free with being healthy.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: 
I am a minister on campus with a group called Cru, and I am also volunteer track coach. I love both of these roles! With the work I do with Cru, I encourage students to know and experience Jesus, who not only yearns for us to experience joy and satisfaction through knowing him, but cares about our emotional, mental, and physical well-being too. Through Cru, I get to mentor students in more practical things such as growing in their relationships with others, knowing how to structure their time, etc. As a track coach I get to focus more on coaching students in their running and encourage them to make healthy choices outside of track practice. Examples of those are: getting enough sleep, eating enough, getting proper nutrition, and having healthy outlets for fun!
How do you stay fit?: 
I love running and weight lifting! As a coach I get to run with the track team sometimes and lift weights with them (in the weight room in the field house). I exercise 5-6 times a week, and bike and swim for cross training some of those days. I also try to make little choices throughout the day that will just get my body moving (walking instead of driving, doing house hold chores, stretch in the morning, or even something like answering emails while standing, etc.).
Do you have any tips for eating healthfully?: 
I try to only eat “real” foods: ones that are not processed and have lots of added unnatural ingredients. If I cannot recognize the ingredients on food labels, I usually do not buy them because I do not want to add chemicals to my body! I do most of my shopping on the outside of the grocery store (where the produce is), and eat a nice big salad for lunch (with some sort of protein in it) with fruits, veggies, and nuts for snacks. I also try to plan what I eat before meals (helps me avoid over eating or making poor choices). Before I go into the dining hall, I usually look online at what is being served that day to avoid the temptation to take a lot of everything! Hanging out with and cooking with friends who care about eating healthfully has also been very helpful! We bounce ideas off of each other and they help hold me accountable to making smart choices.
How do you find motivation to stay healthy?: 
Reading books on nutrition has been super helpful to me! I never knew how powerful food is until I learned about how certain nutrients in foods affect our bodies. As a coach, being around and running with athletes who are in great shape motivates me too. I want to be a good role model to them by being physically fit (and be able to keep up with them on runs too!)! The healthier I am (physically, emotionally, etc.), the more engaged and present I am in what I am doing. Being healthy frees me to do what I was created for!
Have you made any tangible improvements to your physical or mental well-being by making positive changes in your life?: 
I recently have been taking more initiative to do activities that are life giving for me: hikes, spending time with friends and family, going on walks, etc. I also try to take one day off a week where I am not working and can rest (I keep the schedule free that day!). It is easy to let our schedules fill up with work and other things that need to get done, but scheduling in rejuvenating activities and rest is so important!
Anything else you would like to add?: 
Remember that we are human beings with limited time and capacities! It’s ok to not be able to do everything. I have to stop during certain seasons of life and decide what my priorities are, and pick a few things and focus on doing those well! Living within my boundaries allows me to relax, have more quality relationships, and in general enjoy life more!

Julia A. Camacho

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Former Student, AFROTC Cadet
Air Force ROTC
Years Worked at UNH: 
4
Healthy Eating and Active Living
What does health mean to you?: 
To me, health means self-control, which essentially leads to happiness.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: 
I often go on runs around campus at the outdoor track, in College Woods, or at the Hamel Center for Recreation. I play intramural sports, go to Zumba and kick-boxing!
How do you stay fit?: 
I stay fit by working out at least four times a week, which includes my morning Physical Training with AFROTC. My other workouts include going to the gym or just going on a run. I usually set short term goals for myself before the workout to keep myself motivated. It is also good for me to have a long term goal such as a race; something I can train for and look forward to.
Do you have any tips for eating healthfully?: 
One thing that helps me to eat healthfully is following health blogs on all my social networks. It helps to see what other people like me are eating. Don't eat just because you are bored. I always try to eat everything on my plate, even after I am full, and I end up regretting it. So, stop eating if you aren't hungry anymore.
How do you find motivation to stay healthy?: 
Without my mental health, I cannot earn my degree and without my physical health, I have no mental clarity. When I look for motivation to stay healthy, I remind myself who I am representing every day; my family, my culture, women, etc. all of these keep me on track to becoming and staying an overall healthy person.
Have you made any tangible improvements to your physical or mental well-being by making positive changes in your life?: 
The biggest change I have seen in myself is an attitude change. I have already spent too many years feeling uncomfortable with who I am, but actively working on my health has changed this. For example, each time I set a new personal record on one of my runs, I feel like I can do anything. Positivity and confidence are key.
Anything else you would like to add?: 
"You are like a chair and physical, mental, social, and spiritual health are each a leg of that chair. If one leg is shorter than the others or missing entirely, that chair will still stand up. However, when pressures are put on it or someone tries to sit in that chair it will fall over because it is imbalanced."

Gabby Chesney

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Former Student and Healthy UNH Intern
Healthy Eating and Active Living
What does health mean to you?: 
To me the key to health is balance. While eating nutritious foods and exercising regularly is important, I think that making time & space for all the things you enjoy in your life is key to health.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: 
To start, I am a Healthy UNH intern! This allows me the opportunity to spread the message of health and wellness across UNH’s campus through blogging about different topics as well as promoting health at events. I also work for Rochelle L’Italien, the Registered Dietitian at UNH dining services. My job there is to work on various projects that promote nutrition issues in the dining halls. For example, for the past two years I have been working on creating a database of photos showing proper portion sizes of meal items available at the dining halls across campus. These photos can be found on the menu’s available at UNH dining’s website and are a great resource to help people make sure they are getting the proper portion sizes while eating on campus. Aside from that I simply try to lead by example by leading the healthiest lifestyle I can.
How do you stay fit?: 
I have a pretty busy course load so I don’t get to exercise as much as often as I would like to. Because of this I make sure that I walk or bike to class from my house off-campus. This ensures I am at least getting some physical activity every day. The few times a week I do find the time to exercise I like to go on runs around campus. Getting out in the fresh air after a day of classes is really refreshing. I also started practicing Yoga last year. Not only do I gain strength and flexibility while I practice, but it also serves as a chance to quiet my mind and focus my thoughts.
Do you have any tips for eating healthfully?: 
The most important thing in my mind is balance. One thing I do is at each meal I try to have at least half of my plate be veggies. By doing this I ensure that I am getting some vitamins and nutrients at each meal and filling up on healthy foods. However, I always make sure I eat at least one thing I love per day. I don’t believe in depriving myself and I really think that eating healthy is all about moderation. Want to have an ice cream? Go for it! Just don’t have it at every single meal and make sure you are balancing it out with the healthy foods you need in your diet as well.
How do you find motivation to stay healthy?: 
My motivation to stay healthy honestly comes from the way it makes me feel. The more I exercise and the healthier I eat, the better I feel.
Have you made any tangible improvements to your physical or mental well-being by making positive changes in your life?: 
The biggest thing for me is how much better I feel since finding more balance in my life. My first year or two of school I struggled finding the time to get my work done, get enough sleep, exercise and eat well. Now that I do a better job at all of those things I find that I enjoy school a lot more and just feel like an overall happier and more energetic person.
Anything else you would like to add?: 
I would just add that I am so happy to be a part of the UNH community where health and wellness is so valued. UNH makes it easy to live a healthy lifestyle. The tools are all right here… you just have to figure out how to use them!

Ashley Wood

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Office Aid, Life Guard, Swim instructor, Personal Trainer
Campus Recreation, Aquatics
Years Worked at UNH: 
3
Healthy Eating and Active Living
What does health mean to you?: 
Health means that both your physically well and mentally happy. When I am healthy, it means that my stress is down, I have energy to do the things I love and need to do, I participate socially with those I care about, I can work through most issues that come my way without being affected negatively, and my body feels good and without pain. Health is a way of life and although life isn’t always easy, if you can maintain that balance of physical health and mental health, then life will be fulfilling and memorable.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: 
I feel that I make a healthy UNH by being positive and supporting those around me to be happy and engaged in things they love that can help make them healthy. Whenever I can I encourage my friends to run/jog, hike, rock climb, or even just walk around with me. I even try to find fun events at UNH and outside to participate in for myself and my friends/co-workers. In fact, at the end of last semester a co-worker and I signed up for the color run; we spent a little money on it so we definitely could not back down, plus it’s the happiest 5k on the planet! I also do my best to let others know I am there for them for anything. I feel that helps create a healthy and strong relationship in which you can trust and rely on each other.
How do you stay fit?: 
I have come a long way in terms of being and staying fit. It took me 3 years to achieve my most fit self, which involved losing 80lbs and finding a healthy mindset. Back at my most fit, I worked at FedEx, went rock climbing 2-3 times a week, ran 2-3 times a week, and went hiking/biking or just participated in very active games such as soccer/football (though I mostly ran back and forth) etc. To stay fit nowadays, with all my schooling and many jobs, I try find jobs in which I must move and stay active. I am a life guard and swim instructor as well as a new personal trainer so in each position not only must I maintain and excel in my physical fitness but I am being active while performing my duties. Outside of my jobs I enjoying hiking, rock climbing (when I can), cleaning my condo with music on and moving to it, I go to the gym with my friend 2-3 times a week, and hop in the pool to do laps/aqua jog/ or tread water. During the summer, I help pick peaches and nectarines at an orchard, so that really works my upper body. Even if I go out for a night I always try and find a place I can dance in to keep me active.
Do you have any tips for eating healthfully?: 
Stock your home with non processed foods-fruit, veggies, and healthy homemade dips. Those really come in handy when you start to get hungry and you are plowing away at homework. I find that having small healthy snacks like nuts, fruits, veggies, and granola around help when you begin to feel hungry (I try to keep them in my purse or backpack). Drinking lots of water also helps to lessen your hunger cravings because you fill up on it. Finally, trying new healthy foods and recipes help to encourage eating healthy. Plus those are always the most flavorful foods!
How do you find motivation to stay healthy?: 
There are still many times when motivation is hard to come by. Remember that you may have your down days or “cheat” days, but that’s okay. Just remember, if you start being active even for 5 minutes, that feeling will infect you and help encourage you to continue. Also, if you love to cook or bake or even just that you like to eat make it a challenge to find things healthy and new to try.
Have you made any tangible improvements to your physical or mental well-being by making positive changes in your life?: 
The biggest tangible improvement to my health has been my weight loss due to my positive change in my emotional and mental state. Ever since I was little, when under stress, I would “comfort” eat, now it wasn't just eating constantly but eating too many sweets or processed carbohydrates and at the wrong times. I still fall into the habit every now and then when my stress level is way high. But the more I focus on making myself happy and finding ways to remove unnecessary stress from my life, the less I find myself “comfort” eating. Over the last 5 years I have maintained a healthy weight along with feeling happier and more stable in my life.
Anything else you would like to add?: 
Love yourself. It is the hardest thing to do but I know that if you can do that than your health and life will be wonderful. Don’t deny things either to yourself that only sets you up for failure because if you “cave” into that which you have denied yourself then you will only make yourself feel bad. Moderation is key and making things enjoyable and special will help you moderate your treats.

UNH Alumni: Tracey Jacobi ’03 and Ben Saunders ‘02

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Sales Manager for Nemo Equipment (Ben)
Years Worked at UNH: 
1
Healthy Eating and Active Living
What does health mean to you?: 
For us, health means eating whole, local foods as much as possible, getting outside with our dogs, and being active!
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: 
We try to take advantage of all of the amazing recreation and healthy food resources available to us! Mendoms Pond is the perfect spot for an after-work swim, Adams Point is a beautiful retreat to walk our dogs, and the Dairy Bar offers a ton of great options for local, organic lunch fare.
How do you stay fit?: 
We love to run, and Kingman Farm provides the perfect outdoor venue. The trails are hard packed and beautifully maintained. Onsite parking and a number of different loops make it easy to accommodate what kind of running mood we are in each day!
Do you have any tips for eating healthfully?: 
With the help of the Organic Garden Club, we have started our own vegetable garden this year! Knowing where your food comes from is a BIG part of healthy living for us. Being responsible for growing our own food is a tough change, but the rewards are well worth it when you harvest your own meal. The Organic Garden Club sells a variety of fruits and veggies throughout the summer and even offers an office delivery service for just $1! How much easier can it get? We also try to limit the amount we eat out, and most importantly we always let ourselves splurge on the occasional ice cream or other treat. It’s necessary to maintain a balance.
How do you find motivation to stay healthy?: 
We both find that when we are eating better and staying active we are just happier people. And being happy is a pretty great motivator!
Have you made any tangible improvements to your physical or mental well-being by making positive changes in your life?: 
We both feel like happier and healthier versions of ourselves. We have more stamina to run, work out, and enjoy all of the beautiful outdoor spots around us!
Anything else you would like to add?: 
There is no such thing as “perfect” health. It’s a balance, and by taking each day one at a time, you find better success. Health is not a destination it’s a journey!
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