April 30, 2015
Could the display of nutrition information on foods influence the health status of an entire country?
I have encountered some new food challenges while living in Australia:
finding new brands and varieties of food products,
using the metric system, and
reading the nutrition labels.
In the States we order our meat in pounds, not kilograms; refrigerated items are reference in Fahrenheit, not Celsius; and nutrition labels appear differently and in different units of measure. Try monitoring your... Read More
April 16, 2015
Students receive an incredible amount of resources with this fee.
Every student that is enrolled at UNH is required to pay about $450 per academic year in return for accessibility to Health Services. It is included with the tuition and fees bill, but what exactly does a student gain from this mandatory health fee?
The Health Services department provides resources, medical appointments, testing, access to local emergency facilities, and much more, for little to no additional costs for students... Read More
April 14, 2015
Need a new comfort food? Try an Australian meat pie.
If you’re looking for a fast Australian meal, go to a local food cart and ask for a meat pie. It is a classic Australian dish and was the first thing I ate when I landed in Sydney for my study abroad semester!
Like many cultures, this meal includes the key components of a protein, grain, and vegetable.
It fills you up fast and is an easy, on-the-go item.
You can order different ingredients for a meat pie but each has the same presentation.... Read More
March 17, 2015
Did you know UNH has a state-approved Travel Clinic for academic, professional or personal travel?
Winter months in New England can get harsh at times and this encourages many families and individuals to make travel plans to a warmer destination.
Here at UNH, Health Services offers resources and immunizations at their Travel Clinic to make sure our UNH community stay healthy while traveling. Whether it’s for work, academics, or pleasure, it is important to be health conscious while traveling.... Read More
March 9, 2015
For many of you spring break is right around the corner and pale, winter skin can take a beating in the hot sun. It is important to protect your body when it isn’t used to sun exposure after the long winter months.
One thing I’ve learned as I study in Australia is not to test your limits with the sun. In many tropical destinations the sun’s UV rays are much more powerful than we are used to in New England summers. For example, in Australia there is a thinner ozone layer above the country. In... Read More
February 2, 2015
If you are in need of a medical procedure, call a nurse at Tandem and they will help you find the least expensive provider in your area. They will then reward you with cash depending on the magnitude of your savings. For example, if you are able to find a lower cost provider and save $500 on the procedure, Tandem will reward you with $100. This is a way to entice users to find the most affordable healthcare procedures, and the nurses help you through the process making it very simple.
It’s a... Read More
January 13, 2015
Could standing desks be a solution to America’s inactive lifestyles?
We live in a day and age where many people are trying to improve their health and wellbeing, but are unsure where to start. There is a large focus on eating healthy and getting physical activity. However, maybe we should start focusing on the problem with inactivity. We are a hard working nation and many days are spent at work or school. What if there was a way to not sit a desk all day for hours on end?
“The World Health... Read More
December 29, 2014
During the holidays there is a great deal of excitement and anticipation. However, many people also experience a great deal of stress. The chaos of shopping, planning parties, and reuniting with friends and family can all lead to an array of contrasting emotions. How can you ease the stress?
First, manage the chaos. It is important to stay grounded during the holidays with your normal routine. In order to conquer your holiday tasks try printing out a blank calendar and schedule everything that... Read More
December 15, 2014
Have you noticed the growing popularity of this up and coming super food? Now advertised and served at nearly every restaurant, avocados can be added to just about every dish, but I’m not complaining!
Avocado is a fruit and has a flavor and texture that works well with just about anything. It is packed with nutrients and has a nickname of the “alligator pear”, given its thick, bumpy skin. It has grown very popular in the American diet because of the high nutritional content it packs.
When... Read More
December 9, 2014
Many adults in the work place get busy in their routine and forget to take a moment to de-stress each day. In theory, working through a lunch break or eating at a desk would save time and be more efficient. In reality, this isn’t improving your work ethic and may even slow you down if you don’t take any time for yourself. Utilizing your lunch break to eat, clear your mind, and step away from the work tasks will allow your body to reenergize and be more productive for the rest of the day. Better... Read More