March 25, 2019
NAME: LAYLA MEYVEAGACI
POSITION/ROLE AT UNH: STUDENT
What does health mean to you?
Health means to me that you are mentally and physically well.
What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
I try to make sure I drink enough water throughout the day and also encourage my friends to keep drinking their water.
How do you stay fit?
I like to take walks outside, hike, ski with my best friend, and do yoga.
Do you have any tips for eating healthfully?
“An apple a day... Read More
March 21, 2019
Find Out Why The U.S. Should Be Funding a National Institute of Nutrition
According to researchers at Tufts University, poor eating can cause as many as 1000 deaths per day and cost the U.S. over $1 Trillion in health care spending in the year 2016. So, why are we not focusing our research and concentrations towards bettering the nutrition of Americans? A lot of questions regarding what a “healthy diet” is are unanswered. This is why the United States should focus research and fund an institute... Read More
March 20, 2019
Graduating college is a big accomplishment, and symbolizes a jump into the real adult world. But is it a happy experience for everyone?
Post graduation depression is defined as extreme sadness and impaired functioning experienced by recent college graduates. Symptoms can include a perpetually negative perspective, decreased motivation to get out of bed, general hopelessness and even substance abuse. Most people are reluctant to report a depression post-grad due to the fact that entering the “... Read More
March 6, 2019
Chicken Soup May Be Good For The Soul, But It Is Great For The Body Too
There are a few well-known remedies for treating cold symptoms. These include getting lots of rest, drinking lots of fluid and eating lots of chicken noodle soup. Chicken noodle soup is a common food choice among people with cold symptoms, and luckily it comes with a ton of benefits. These benefits include:
Easy to Eat: A lot of the time when we are sick we don’t feel like eating, but soup is relatively easy to consume and... Read More
February 27, 2019
Learn How Learning How To Lift Weights Can Benefit Your Health!
Are you looking for something new in your workout, or do you simply want to get into a fitness routine? Weight training is the new rage in fitness and is a different way to get your sweat on! Lifting weights has shown to have numerous benefits to your health and wellness.
According to the Better Health Channel, muscle growth through weight training improves:
Metabolism: Increased metabolism promotes fat loss.
Bone strength: ... Read More
February 26, 2019
Does What You Eat Contribute To Your Psychological Well-Being?
According to a recent study done by The Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center in California, adults who tend to consume food considered unhealthy were also more likely to show signs of psychological distress than those who eat healthy.
For this study, there were over 240,000 phone surveys conducted across various parts of California. The surveys took place between the years 2005 and 2015. This was done through the... Read More
February 26, 2019
Learn How Getting Outside Can Increase Your Mood During Winter Months
The winter months bring shorter days and colder weather. With that, our circadian rhythms change, causing us to often feel more tired and less motivated. Many people feel that during winter it is hard to find activities to do outside, and end up spending most of every day inside. However, winter does not mean that you must be trapped inside. Studies have shown that people who are feeling down during the winter months often... Read More
February 25, 2019
Why You Should Choose Generic Drugs
When you go to purchase over the counter medication, we all have faced the problem of do we buy the brand name or the generic version? People tend to be more inclined to purchase the nicely designed boxes of brand name drugs, as opposed to the relatively plain boxes of generic. There are a lot of misconceptions associated with generic drugs:
Lack of quality. However, generic drugs are exactly the same as their brand name counterparts.
Effectiveness. Generic... Read More
February 20, 2019
Find Out How Knowing Your Own Body Can Make You More Mindful
First and foremost, somatic intelligence is understanding how your body responds to danger and uses that knowledge of your own body to face adversity, and cope with life’s daily challenges. It can also be known as the process of raising your own self-awareness, leading to a change in one’s behavioral patterns, typically for the better.
So, how does one go about obtaining somatic intelligence of their body? Somatic intelligence is... Read More
February 19, 2019
Take A Walk Outside To Better Your Mental State
Humans have become increasingly urbanized and according to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, “urbanization is associated with increased levels of mental illness”. In order to combat this, people are looking towards nature.
In various surveys, people self-reported that they had decreased feelings of stress, anxiety and depression after exposure to nature. Through research by Dr. Gregory Bratman of... Read More