September 21, 2020
Seasonal Fruits And Veggies
As summer begins to transition into fall, many people throughout New Hampshire and New England will find themselves wondering what fruits and vegetables are in season. It is no secret that New England has a short and limited growing season. But, fall is not just about apples and pumpkins. There are still ways to get a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet as the seasons change. Check out this list of fall fruits and vegetables you are guaranteed to... Read More
September 16, 2020
Updates From The American Cancer Society
Recently, after conducting research and studies, the American Cancer Society has updated their recommendations for cancer prevention. In their studies, they concluded that “at least 18% of all cancer cases in the U.S. are related to a combination [of certain lifestyle factors].” These lifestyle factors include levels of daily physical activity, dietary habits, and weekly alcohol consumption.
To prevent certain types of cancer later in life, the American... Read More
September 15, 2020
Exploring The Beautiful Mountains Of New Hampshire
The brisk air, breath-taking views, and good times! Hiking is an awesome activity to do this fall, especially when physically distancing due to the Coronavirus. Hiking is a great way to get exercise without having to be at the gym or going for a run on the road. It’s also a way to break a sweat without breaking the bank! A short 2-hour drive can bring you right to hundreds of free trails in northern New Hampshire.
Here are some great trails,... Read More
September 14, 2020
Reducing Stress And Anxiety
With the semester under way, some people may start to begin to feel the early stages of stress. Between new classes, new professors, and new protocols for the pandemic, the stress we experience may feel worse than it has during previous semesters. To help relieve some of the symptoms of stress, doctors and psychologists might suggest drinking herbal tea during a stressful day. Herbal tea is the type of tea that contains little to no caffeine and is known to relieve... Read More
September 10, 2020
Medical Services Through Health & Wellness
Now that the semester is in full swing, you may find yourself with your regular back-to-school cold or needing an immunization that you missed at your annual physical exam. Thanks to Health & Wellness, you can get what you need and more! Health & Wellness is the medical office on campus that has a holistic approach to health. They offer regular medical services in addition to wellness services and different types of wellness counseling.... Read More
September 9, 2020
Understanding Safe Drinking
On any given weekend during a college semester, most people think of things such as parties, socializing, and alcohol. Although there are many new changes surrounding safety protocols this semester due to the pandemic, it is still crucial that we understand what it means to “drink safely,” even if you choose not to attend parties or go out to bars. To understand safe drinking, we need to know what a standard serving of alcohol looks like, how many drinks the body... Read More
September 8, 2020
Eating Pattern Series
For the final eating pattern blog, I will be covering pescatarian!
The Basics: The final eating pattern, pescatarian, is very similar to Mediterranean, which was covered last week. Interestingly, pescatarian is technically on the spectrum of vegetarianism. This is because of the emphasis on fruits and vegetables with a limited consumption of animal-based protein. Similarly to Mediterranean, a pescatarian eating pattern emphasizes whole grains, legumes (beans), nuts, seeds... Read More
September 2, 2020
Skin Protection This Summer
While the hottest months of summer may have passed, it is still important to remember to use sunscreen. Many doctors recommend everyday use of sunscreen to protect your skin from sun damage and premature aging. If you walk into any drugstore though, you may find yourself overwhelmed with all of the different types of sunscreen. To help narrow down your choices, here is some information and answers to common questions about sun protection:
UVA vs. UVB: There are two... Read More
September 1, 2020
Resources To Check In On Mental Health
Those who have lived on campus can probably agree that getting the notification from the Granite Square Station that a care package has been delivered for you can be incredibly exciting. This is especially exciting if the care package is unexpected.
Recently, Psychological & Counseling Services (PACS) has decided to created a care package of their own for Wildcats. This is virtual and is "packed" with fun and helpful resources for all students,... Read More
August 31, 2020
Eating Pattern Series
This week I'm covering an eating pattern that has an interesting history: Mediterranean! Because of this, I've added a history section to share more about this eating pattern.
The History: Eating Mediterranean may not be what a lot of people think it is. Unfortunately, it does not exclusively promote eating pizza and pasta and drinking wine. It actually emphasizes eating the way that poorer communities in southern Italy and Greece would have eaten in the early 1960s. Why... Read More