July 14, 2021
How to Spice Up Your Meals
Think of the last time you sat down for a home cooked meal. You took your first bite, and loved it, but something was missing. Most likely you reached for the salt to add a little bit to spice it up and add more flavor. Although this is perfectly fine every once in a while, keeping sodium (salt) intake low is key to a healthy heart across the life span.
Currently, the recommendation for sodium intake is less than 2,300 milligrams per day which is approximately one... Read More
July 6, 2021
How to Buy Healthy Foods on a Budget
Walking into any grocery store can be intimidating sometimes, especially when you are trying to eat a little healthier. Buying fruits and veggies can also be intimidating, this true after seeing some of the prices. There is no denying that eating healthy can be expensive sometimes. So, in honor of the month of July being Farm Fresh Month, I am going to share some of my favorite tips to eating healthy on a budget!
Shop in season! Shopping in season is the... Read More
July 6, 2021
The Benefits and Why We Shouldn’t Discredit It
Think of the last time you went to the gym and used the cardio equipment. Whether you were on the treadmill, elliptical, or bike; odds are, you saw someone walking on the treadmill. When you saw this, maybe even for a split second, you thought to yourself “what a waste of time.” Or “that doesn’t even count as real exercise.”
I think we’ve all done something like this before.
But before we continue to judge, I think it’s time we reassess and see... Read More
June 23, 2021
How Therapy Can Benefit Everyone
For a long time, mental health and therapy just seemed to be one of taboo topics. Something you really shouldn’t be talking about, and if you did, people may pass judgment or stigma. Over time though, countless nonprofits and social justice groups have been advocating for the de-stigmatization of struggles with mental health. Since the start of the pandemic, it seems as though it is much easier to talk about mental health and that is more “okay” to bring it up... Read More
June 20, 2021
Staying Flexible Throughout the Day
Although there are many ways to combat some of the physical fatigue we are all feeling at the end of the day from working at home; I think we can all agree that the best way to refresh and recharge without breaking a sweat is doing some light stretches at your desk. Sure, getting up to walk up and down the stairs a few times here and there or going outside to get some fresh air are both super important; but it’s hard to do these things when you already have... Read More
June 17, 2021
Name: Rachel Goding
Department: COLSA; Nutrition & Wellness
Role at UNH: Student/Residential Assistant
Year Started at UNH: 2018
How does getting this vaccine make you feel?
As an out-of-state student from Rhode Island, I was stoked when I found out that I could get the Pfizer vaccine on campus! I believe that achieving herd immunity through widespread vaccination will be a huge step in the right direction.
What does getting this vaccine mean to you?
I encounter so... Read More
June 8, 2021
Gather Food Repurposing Program
Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with UNH Dining Dietitian, Rochelle L’Italien to talk about the Gather Food Repurposing Program that launched two weeks ago. This new program is a collaboration between UNH Dining, the UNH Nutrition Department, Gather NH, and so many other departments on campus. Essentially, this program works to rescue food that is still good but doesn’t meet “commercial standards” and prevent it from being sent to the garbage or... Read More
June 8, 2021
Staying safe and having fun this summer
As more and more people are getting vaccinated and restrictions are lifting; many people are feeling the travel bug. The desire to leave the house for a week (or a few days) to be somewhere new and have some fun. Whether you want to get on a plane and fly to the other side of the country, or pack up the car and head to the mountains for the weekend; I think we are all feeling the travel bug in some sort of way.
Now that we are heading into the summer... Read More
June 8, 2021
The Power of a Growth Mindset
In 2006, Carol Dweck (an American Psychologist) discussed her theories on Fixed and Growth mindsets in her book “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success”. Although her research was mainly focused on school-aged children, her works on Mindset can be applied to people at any age and stage of life.
Simply put, a person has a fixed mindset if they believe that their talents, skills, and intelligence are just fixed traits. Meaning that there is nothing (or very... Read More
May 26, 2021
The Pandemic and Telehealth: One Year Later
Early on in the pandemic, we saw restaurants, malls, bars, parks, gyms, and basically everything in between shut down. Doctors offices and medical practices were unable to shut down as they were considered essential, but many people were hesitant about going out for their routine care. As providers started to adapt in order to encourage their patients to come in for their regular appointments, policy makers also mobilized to create legislation for... Read More