February 20, 2020
Listen Your Way To A Healthier You
Everyone has that one song that brings happiness as soon as you hear the first lyric. There may be a happy memory associated with the song, or a meaning behind the words that makes everything else around you freeze. It plays in the car, stores, parties, or pumps you up for a big workout. Music isn’t only known for enjoyment; it also is associated with positive health and emotional outcomes.
Here are some examples of how your favorite song can impact your... Read More
February 19, 2020
Wake Up On The Right Side Of The Bed
Waking up in a bad mood can ruin your whole day. By creating a simple wake-up routine, you can kick-start your morning and set the tone for the rest of the day. Your morning routine is a personal one, so what works for you won’t work for someone else - and if you don’t like something, change it. However, it should only take 1-2 hours at the most, so you can have a productive and positive for the remainder of the day.
To create a successful morning routine,... Read More
February 18, 2020
Sweet and Sour Cauliflower
It can be hard to come home after a long day and cook dinner. Often, I find myself microwaving a sweet potato and cracking open a can of chickpeas and calling it a day. But this weekend, I decided to step out of my dinner comfort zone and make some Sweet and Sour Cauliflower with brown rice. I am here to document my experience and let you all know how it turned out – spoiler alert, it was delicious!
The first step of the recipe was to batter the cauliflower, and not... Read More
February 17, 2020
What It Is And Why You Should Do It
Everyone talks about the importance of self-care, but does the true meaning of it always get interpreted the right way? Yes, self-care can mean letting yourself have a glass of wine or a hot bath every once in a while, but there is much more to it than that. Practicing self-care is very different for every person. An act of self-care for one person can be something that another finds unenjoyable.
The International Self-Care Foundation has brought forward a... Read More
February 13, 2020
Committing To Self-Care
I have always been an avid practitioner of yoga, but convinced myself that I never had time to do it every day. This past week however, I decided to advance my practice and commit to five days of yoga. Yoga has so many physical benefits, especially if it is done often (at least 3-4 times a week). From yoga alone, I have noticed improved muscle strength, flexibility, and posture.
I usually practice yoga in my apartment, but this week, I went to the morning Vinyasa yoga... Read More
February 12, 2020
Healthy, Easy, And Fun To Make: Fresh Spring Rolls!
It can be challenging to think of fun, new, and tasty recipes to add to your daily life. Fresh spring rolls (sometimes referred to as summer rolls) are not the deep fried spring rolls you may find at a Chinese restaurant or in the freezer section of your grocery store. They are a light, healthy, fresh and impressive recipe to make for yourself or your friends. Fresh spring rolls can be filled with veggies, protein, and even fruit! They are so... Read More
February 10, 2020
There Are Many Reasons Why Alone Time Is Important
Social media causes us to be connected with our peers constantly - checking emails, Facetiming, texting. A busy, constantly connected life seems to be admirable in today’s world. While being social is important, being able to spend time alone with yourself is equally as important.
Here are some benefits of alone time:
It increases productivity - People preform much better with privacy. Try out the quiet room in the UNH Dimond Library, where... Read More
February 6, 2020
Effects of Blue Light On Your Eyes
In today's world, everything is online. Whether it's on your phone, tablet, or computer, you are staring at a screen. Because of this surplus in screen usage, especially in college students, our eyes are constantly exposed to something known as blue light. What is blue light you might ask? It is high-energy visuble light that is close to UV light on the light spectrum. Constant exposure to it can lead to eye strain, physical and mental fatigue, headaches and... Read More
February 4, 2020
NAME: Maddie Anastasia
DEPARTMENT: Nutrition - Dietetics
ROLE AT UNH: Student
What does health mean to you?
Health to me means making sure you nourish your body with healthy foods, but at the same time you pay attention to how you are feeling mentally and physically.
What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
I am part of Nourish UNH, which is a peer mentor group that offers nutrition, wellness and health advice to students and staff through different events and cooking demos. I also... Read More
February 3, 2020
Sleep Is Self-Care Too
A recent survey found that 35% of Americans are not getting the recommended 7 hours of sleep each night. Are you part of that number? As people try to increase productivity more and more, sleep is prioritized less and less. As college students, it is difficult to balance classes, work, extra-curriculars, homework, and socializing. Unfortunately, as the to-do list lengthens, sleep is pushed aside. Sleeping in or going to bed early is often considered lazy or unproductive,... Read More