July 22, 2020
Recently covered in mainstream media, the antiviral drug Remdesivir may now be a potential treatment for COVID-19 patients admitted into hospitals. The Food and Drug Administration approved the drug for an early use authorization as it is still in clinical trials for testing. In labs, Remdesivir has also been shown to help treat hepatitis and Ebola.
Gilead Sciences, the manufacturer of the drug, was able to get an early use authorization from the FDA so quickly because the... Read More
July 21, 2020
Workout Of The Week
Kicking off this new series, I decided to first try out HIIT style workouts. HIIT, or high intensity interval training, involves short, intense work periods followed by a quick recovery period. This style has quite a few benefits:
It increases your heart rate to burn fat.
It can increase your metabolism and lower your blood pressure.
Most HIIT workouts are usually between 10 and 30 minutes, so you don’t need to block off a large chunk of time for your workout.
They... Read More
July 20, 2020
Eating Pattern Series
To kick off the eating pattern series, I will be covering veganism! Check out the pros and cons, basics, and potential health benefits of following a vegan eating style.
The Basics: Veganism has grown to be widely popular in mainstream media over the past decade. Interestingly, a lot of people think that it is simply just a specific way of eating, but for many people it is actually a more encompassing way of life. The basic philosophy of veganism is to eliminate all forms... Read More
July 15, 2020
Summertime is the perfect time to get outside more and reap the benefits of Mother Nature. Just because many places are still shut down, it doesn’t mean this summer needs to go to waste. There are so many activities that you can do to soak in the sunshine, and you may even find your mental and physical health improve the more time you in the outdoors!
Bring your workout outdoors.
Head to the beach. New Hampshire beaches are open for walking, running, swimming, and... Read More
July 14, 2020
Exploring New Ways To Be Active
At the start of quarantine, gyms closed and people were forced to find other ways to get some exercise in. Whether you found your groove, started a new routine, or were completely lost, you no doubt saw the surge in at-home workout programs and celebrities showing off their prize-worthy home gyms.
In times of stress and uncertainty, it is important to take care of your health. Luckily, daily activity is associated with improving your mental health as well as... Read More
July 13, 2020
Exploring Popular Eating Patterns
Over the next few weeks, I will be covering popular eating patterns! These are going to include: veganism, vegetarianism, paleo, keto, plant-based, DASH, mediterranean, and pescatarian. The articles will consist of a basic overview of the eating pattern, the pros and cons, where it is most common around the world, what benefits there may be, and a fun recipe will be tagged at the end of each article.
As I am going into my senior year as a Nutrition and Wellness... Read More
July 8, 2020
How To Drink More Water
With the arrival of summer, temperatures are increasing quickly, which means we need to be diligent in drinking enough water. However, it can be difficult and repetitive to drink more, but with these tips, it will not only be easy but also enjoyable!
Add fruit and/or herbs to your glass. Steeping grapefruit, strawberries, lemon, veggie slices, or herbs such basil, mint, or lavender will turn your water into a delicious treat.
Drink water before every meal and snack.... Read More
July 7, 2020
Name: Dawn D. Zitney
Department: Health & Wellness
Role at UNH: Wellness Educator/Counselor
Year Started at UNH: 2007
What does being healthy look like to you?
When I am feeling well, I am listening to my body, mind, and heart and not punishing myself with unrealistic demands. Being well also means being aware and able to name my emotions moment by moment and experience them in my body. Having a sense of purpose, living my values, and finding the meaning in life’s events also contribute... Read More
July 6, 2020
How To Manage Social Anxiety After Leaving Quarantine
With most businesses getting the go ahead to reopen from their governors, many people will now be leaving their house for the first time in a while. For most, the simple tasks of leaving the comforts of home to go pick up a loaf of bread at the store or get a quick hair cut at the salon may seem like a daunting task. They may find themselves unable to get the courage to leave their vehicle in the parking lot due to feelings of social anxiety... Read More
July 1, 2020
It's Easier Than You Think!
Have you always wanted to grow your own food but aren’t sure how? Do you want to start a garden but are intimidated by the process? I am here to tell you that you don’t need to be! Gardening is much easier than many people assume, and creates wonderful and healthy food! Not to mention the many benefits, including stress and anxiety reduction, and is a great source of physical activity.
Choose what you want to grow. As a general rule, if you won’t eat it, don’t grow... Read More