March 11, 2020
Name: Juliana Good
Department: Public Policy
Role at UNH: Student
Year Started at UNH: 2017
What does being healthy look like to you?
Prioritizing both mental and physical health is important, and I go to the gym five days a week. I go to the gym because it is a stress reliever. If there are days that I am too tired then I won't push myself - it is important to also listen to my body and brain.
What do you do to keep UNH healthy?
I am passionate about accessibility and disability policy... Read More
March 10, 2020
Simplify Your Exercise Routine
Are you in a workout rut? Do you feel like you are wasting an hour and a half at the gym and still not feeling productive? You may need to take a step back and reevaluate your exercise routine. Here are 3 ways to change up your workout so you can feel your best!
Change your warm-up. If you have been spending 10 minutes on the treadmill to warm-up, switch to a shorter routine such as jumping jacks or squats. This will work different muscle groups and get your heart... Read More
March 9, 2020
Taking A Technology Break
Social media has taken over almost everyone’s lives. It is so easy to aimlessly scroll through Instagram at the gym, while watching TV, or eating breakfast. While it may seem to be satisfying and pleasurable, too much social media exposure can actually hurt our mental health. It may be isolating, and result in us comparing ourselves to other individuals. It can be tiring to look at other people’s lives every day, and you may end up spending less time focusing on... Read More
March 5, 2020
Weekly Key Messages
Every year during the month of March, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics puts on their annual campaign, National Nutrition Month. Past themes have included, Eat a balanced diet every day, Choose good nutrition for today and tomorrow, and Enjoy the taste of eating right. This year’s theme is Eat Right, Bite by Bite. This theme puts emphasis on the fact that proper nutrition does not have to be complex. It also does not mean restriction. Small, practical changes are what... Read More
March 4, 2020
Zoodles With Spicy Peanut Sauce!
It can be hard to find time to make elaborate meals every night after a long day of classes or work. Winter in New Hampshire has me craving fresh vegetables as well, so I decided to whip up a 20-minute bowl of zucchini noodles with spicy peanut sauce! This recipe is awesome because it is such an easy way to get extra veggies in your day, which can be particularly hard in the winter. And, even better, there is minimal cooking involved!
I recommend chopping all... Read More
March 3, 2020
Your Health Insurance Doesn't Cover Your Prescription, Now What?
Without health insurance, prescription medications can be hundreds even thousands of dollars. This medication can be vital to your health and wellbeing, yet it may be too expensive for you to afford right now, so what should you do? There are a few different ways a situation like this can be handled:
Contact your doctor and request an “exception.” Your doctor is able to connect with your insurance company and request that they... Read More
March 2, 2020
Make Mealtimes Healthy And Easy
Life can be pretty crazy and get in the way of your desire to live a healthy lifestyle. When you are busy at work or school all day, it may seem easier to grab a quick lunch at the closet fast food restaurant or convenience store. Not only does this hurt your wallet, but it can also hurt your body. Meal prep can solve both of these problems and is often much more delicious! Here are 3 ways to add meal prep into your routine:
Make a meal plan. Start out by... Read More
February 27, 2020
Commit To The Program And Work Out At Least Three Times A Week
Working out while helping graduate and undergraduate students conduct research never seemed so easy. The UNH Employee Fitness Program began in 1988 and is managed by the Department of Kinesiology Exercise Science Majors. All UNH faculty and staff are able to participate in this program. Upon entering this program, you will get an exercise prescription specifically built for your own fitness level. At the beginning of the program,... Read More
February 26, 2020
Burrito Spaghetti Squash Boats
Winter brings cold, gloomy weather. Warm up with these delicious burrito spaghetti squash boats! Squash is not only delicious, but it provides a healthy amount of vitamin A, fiber, and folate! This recipe brings all the comfort that a big pasta meal would bring, but it leaves you feeling more energized and filled with nutrients. Even better, a medium sized spaghetti squash only costs around $2.00, making it budget friendly! This recipe takes both pasta and... Read More
February 25, 2020
We can all get caught in that rut of negativity, maybe thinking we are not good enough or we should try harder. Our thoughts can dictate how our whole day goes. For example, if I wake up in a negative mindset, chances are, the rest of my day will be bad. Here are three ways to change your thoughts to increase your happiness and overall well-being:
Start the day off with a mantra. Just the simple act of repeating a positive affirmation to yourself can reduce your stress,... Read More