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
February 24, 2020
Why You Should Increase Your Fiber Intake
Most Americans consume around 10-15 grams of fiber each day. Unfortunately, this does not meet the 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men that is recommended by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. You may be wondering what fiber even is. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that is indigestible by the human body. There are two types of fiber, insoluble and soluble, each reaping their own benefits when consumed. Insoluble fiber draws water into your... Read More
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