June 20, 2017
Why the Cost of Prescription Medicine is Skyrocketing
You may have noticed when you pick up your prescription at the pharmacy that the price seems to keep creeping up. According to the Wall Street Journal pharmaceutical prices have increased 9.8% in the past year. But why is this? Why are people who need medications forced to pay these crazy prices? Here are a couple of reasons as reported in a review by the JAMA Network.
The United States has higher drug prices than any other industrialized... Read More
June 15, 2017
Learning To Love The Journey And Not Take Life So Seriously
The guns went off and now we’re running full steam ahead into summer, and pretty soon a new academic year - literally and figuratively. Sometimes we wish we could slow it down or hit “pause” on everything to catch our breath, but sometimes it feels impossible.
Let’s take a moment to remind ourselves that this life is OURS. It’s in OUR control to either live it or continue stumbling through it. It's a mental game for sure, and that’s... Read More
June 14, 2017
Check Out These Healthy Summer Recipes!
Now that summer has arrived, it is time for new and exciting recipes. Recipes that are quick, easy, and can cool you off when it gets too hot!
Check out this list of summer recipes:
Carnitas Burrito Bowls from Fit Foodie Finds
Grilled Sweet Potato Pizzas from Fit Foodie Finds
Sundried Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad from The Healthy Maven
Orange Strawberry Avocado Salad from Ambitious Kitchen
Pumpkin Seed and Avocado Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches from... Read More
June 12, 2017
Find Out Why You Should Be Eating Prunes Everyday
Most people probably think that prunes aren’t something that everyone needs to eat. Usually they are thought of as a snack for your grandma or grandpa, and not for you. Well, think again.
Recently, researchers at Tufts University ranked prunes as the #1 antioxidant rich food. Antioxidants protect against damaging free radicals in the body, which have been proven to cause clogged arteries, cancer, and other long-lasting conditions (Harvard).... Read More
June 7, 2017
Name: Haylee Colannino
Department: Nutrition and Dietetics
Position/Role at UNH: Sports Nutrition Student Intern and Personal Trainer
Year Started at UNH: Fall of 2013
1. What does health mean to you?
Health to me is an overall feeling of wellness and satiety in life. It's the ability to perform activities of daily of living without pain and with an overall happy outlook on life
2. What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
To make a healthy UNH I make time for working out by going to the... Read More
June 6, 2017
Acknowledging Some Benefits To Taking Your Fitness Routine Outdoors
Now that the weather is getting nicer, spending time outside is so much more bearable. Aside from a change of scenery, there are some pretty cool benefits to getting active outside.
Soak up Some Vitamin D - Winter months in New Hampshire can be brutal on the body, mind, and complexion. Take your workout outside by going for a hike with friends or doing a little H.I.I.T. on T-Hall Lawn to get your sweat on, all while soaking in... Read More
June 5, 2017
The Simplest Things Can Be The Greatest Stress Reducers
Writing down your thoughts, your ideas, and feelings can help your mental health in unexpected ways. Whether it’s about your good days or your bad days, writing about it can help make you feel better.
I recently went on a volunteer trip to Bali. Every few nights, I sat myself in front of beautiful scenery and started writing. I wrote about my excitement being there, my thoughts on the importance of traveling alone, and reflected on how... Read More
June 1, 2017
Understanding The Key Terms Used Within Health Insurance
Health Insurance can seem confusing and frustrating to understand completely. Let's start with the basics. Health Insurance is used to cover some, if not most, of your medical needs through insurance premiums each month. These insurance premiums are paid by you and or your employer.
Let's take a look at other typical terms used within Health Insurance:
Copayment: A copayment is a fixed dollar amount that you must pay for receiving a... Read More
May 30, 2017
Find Out How to Eat Healthier on the Go!
Teenagers and young adults are notorious for skipping meals and having more snacks throughout the day, than actually eating the three designated meals. Especially college students, being on the go constantly, usually go for snacks and on-the-go meals more than anyone else. Next time you’re on the go, skip the premade sandwiches and fast food and try some of these healthier options: (Eat This, Not That!)
Plain Greek Yogurt
Low Sodium Jerky
Low-Fat Cheese... Read More
May 24, 2017
Tips to Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals
According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), healthy adults should be engaging in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity (or some combination of both) per week.
Luckily, here at UNH there are plenty of opportunities offered to students and staff to keep you active! Yet, many of us still run into the problem of finding motivation to workout, or keeping our workout motivation over... Read More