October 13, 2017
Name: Summer Johnson
Department: Health Management and Policy
Position/Role at UNH: Student
Year Started at UNH: 2017
1. What does health mean to you?
For me, health means to be physically and mentally well and to be happy in your own skin.
2. What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
I walk to classes, eat well in the dining hall by using the guiding stars and making choices I think are best, and use the gym to stay fit.
3. How do you stay fit?
To stay fit, I run a lot, and I... Read More
October 11, 2017
Should You Actually Be Eating Red Meat?
It is a large debate right now whether or not humans should be eating red or processed meat. Typically, you will find through research that processed meat should be avoided entirely, but there is an argument as to whether or not red meat is beneficial. One side of the argument suggests that red meat is good for us because of the substantial quantity and bioavailability of vitamins and minerals, such as heme iron, Vitamin B6 and Selenium. However, the... Read More
October 10, 2017
Learn More About How You Can Make Your Dining Hall Visit Healthier
Do you get sick of eating the same thing in the dining hall every day? Do you want something healthier? Look no further! This fall semester dining initiated Wellness Wednesdays, a time to provide new and heathy alternatives every Wednesday during lunch. Each dining hall has their own Wellness Wednesday feature, and each Wellness Wednesday is based off of Dining’s Menus of Change Principles.
Menus of Change of was introduced by... Read More
September 27, 2017
Find Out How To Be More Active With Just A Few Small Changes.
If you are stuck at work or school all day it can be hard to find time to be active. On really busy days it can seem impossible to even get outside and take a walk. Physical activity is important not only to your physical health, but mental health as well. There are lots of benefits that come with being active such as weight control, lower cholesterol and lower stress levels.
Here are some ways to incorporate physical activity into... Read More
September 26, 2017
Focus On What You Are Eating, Rather Than How Much.
Although there is heavy focus on counting calories in regards to weight loss or preventing obesity, it is important to also focus on what you are eating. Calories are units of energy. Consuming too many calories will result in weight gain, and eating too few will result in weight loss. But does it matter where the calories come from? It turns out that it does.
Not all calories are the same. There are “nutrient-dense” calories and “empty... Read More
September 22, 2017
Name: Jacki Vandergon
Department: Campus Recreation
Position/Role at UNH: Coordinator of Member Services
Year Started at UNH: 2012
1. What does health mean to you?
Health isn’t a compartmentalized thing. It doesn’t just show up in one area of life. It is a part of every fiber. For me, I try to do my best to work towards all my definitions of emotional, financial, physical, etc. health. The good part is that there is no health enlightenment phase, we get to work on it and improve upon it... Read More
September 20, 2017
Learn About Five Health Benefits Of Eating At Least One Apple A Day
Have you heard of the famous saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away"? It turns out there is most definitely truth to that statement. Luckily, there are a wide variety of apples to choose from and they are not only tasty and nutritious, but they are also affordable!
Here are five of the major health benefits of eating apples:
1. Dental Care
Eating an apple stimulates the secretion of saliva, reducing the growth of... Read More
September 20, 2017
Farmer’s Markets Are Still Open And There Is Plenty Of Time To Go
If you live in the Durham area, you know that there is an abundance of farmer’s markets around, all within 30 minutes. However, if you were too busy this summer to stop by one of them, don’t worry! They’re still open!
The Seacoast Growers Association of New Hampshire runs four farmer’s markets in the area. These markets include Durham, Dover, Exeter and Portsmouth farmer’s markets. Each market is open on a different day of the... Read More
September 19, 2017
Learn More About Group Exercise Classes At UNH.
College can be overwhelming, making it hard to find a balance between class, homework, social life and staying healthy. When trying to balance everything, health is usually the piece that is pushed aside. Luckily, UNH provides a way for you to mix fitness into your social life. The Hamel Recreation Center at UNH provides daily group exercise classes for students. These classes provide an opportunity for students to have a scheduled workout at the... Read More
September 13, 2017
The Most Common And Costly Diseases That Exist Today Are Also The Most Preventable
Various chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and obesity are the most common health problems in America today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chronic diseases are responsible for 7 in 10 deaths among Americans each year, and the majority of health care costs. These diseases may be the most common and costly, but they are also in fact the most... Read More