July 19, 2018
Name: Carly Orlacchio
Position/Role at UNH: Student
1. What Does Health Mean To You?
To me, health is all about portion control and making sure each macronutrient is adequately consumed at each meal. Physical activity is also a huge part of being healthy. Having both a proper diet and participating in any sort of physical activity is the best way to prevent chronic disease. Mental health is also a huge contributing factor to staying healthy.... Read More
March 30, 2018
What Is Health Equity and How Can We Achieve It?
Healthy People 2020 defines health equity as the “attainment of the highest level of health for all people.” Health equity means effort to ensure that all people have full and equal access to opportunities that enable them to lead healthy lives. This may seem like a great idea, but how do we attain it?
According to the CDC, health disparities or inequities are types of unfair health differences closely linked with social or environmental... Read More
March 30, 2018
Why It Is Important To Take A Sick Day
Getting sick is never convenient, especially with tests and projects, a full day of work or even taking care of children. However, as much as you might want to power through your cold or flu, it is extremely important to take a sick day when necessary.
Taking a sick day can prevent the spread of infectious diseases, such as the common cold, the flu or the stomach bug. Also, a sick employee or student, is never a productive one. When sick, the body is... Read More
May 23, 2016
An Egg A Day Keeps the Doctor Away
Eggs are one of my favorite foods to eat! They are easy to prepare, they can be made in a variety of ways, and they are an excellent choice for a health conscience meal. The month of May is National Egg Month. This is a time to acknowledge what an easy, nutritional, and beneficial food eggs can be and why we should consume them more often. Here are some tips on why you should be eating your eggs!
When You Look Good You Feel Good : Eggs are an incredible source... Read More
April 29, 2016
Find Healthier Alternatives to That “Comfort” Food During Final Exams
The end of the semester is just about here which means long stressful nights in the library is coming to a near. Spending those long hours in the library either staring at your computer screen, memorizing the hundreds of flashcards or teaching yourself those chemistry equations that look like “gibberish” to you may leave you feeling tremendously stressed.
So what always makes you feel better when you feel this type of stress... Read More
March 2, 2016
It’s Less of a Diet and More of a Lifestyle
What does the evidence-based traditional Mediterranean diet really mean? Well, it is hard to define because it incorporates diet patterns from various countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.
The word “diet” has a negative connotation of being restrictive, but this is more of a lifestyle. According to Ancel Keys, and the Seven Country Study, “The food is highly palpable, prevents chronic disease, promotion of greater longevity and quality of life... Read More
October 1, 2015
Why Secondhand Smoke Could Be Harming Your Work Environment
It is a well-known fact that smoking is extremely harmful towards your health. It is one of the leading causes of preventable death in America. However, did you know that over time secondhand smoke could also lead to cancer and other health issues in non-smokers?
What is secondhand smoke?
Secondhand smoke is when a non-smoker breaths in the smoke from a cigarette, as well as the smoke breathed out by the smoker.
Why is secondhand smoke... Read More
August 12, 2015
Healthcare Spending is Through The Roof! But How Does it Affect You?
Did you know that in 2012 the United States spent $2.8 trillion dollars on health care? That’s about $8,915 per person! Where does all this money go and how is it spent? Hospital care is the largest expenditure for health care. Their spending includes out of pocket, private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, other public insurance, and other payers. Other services that spend billions of dollars on health care are physician and... Read More
July 1, 2015
Remember To Ask Your Doctor Questions!
Being at the doctor’s office can be intimating. When it comes to your healthcare it is important to ask questions. It is easy for you to ask questions, but when it comes to asking your doctor people can be silent. Asking questions to your healthcare provider can help you understand the treatment you are receiving.
Your health is important and you should know exactly what is going on. You need to be your own advocate.
Asking questions and talking to your... Read More
May 20, 2015
On June 3, 2015, students, faculty, and staff will join together in front of the Whitt to participate in the 7th annual Walk NH at UNH on the Durham campus.
This event encourages people to get excited about getting active and overall wellness. #WalkNHunh is an opportunity to socialize with friends, family, coworkers, and meet other members of our community. Walking is a great exercise because it is easy, free, and can be done anywhere.
According to the American Heart Association, “Walking... Read More