August 10, 2020
Social Activism Series
Hi! I’m Layla, a senior Communication student at UNH. I am using my internship with Healthy UNH as a platform to discuss my experiences with a topic lots of people are having a hard time talking about right now: racism. My family is Turkish-Cypriot, and I am not white passing. This makes me different from most people living in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire is one of the top ten whitest states in America...in fact, it’s the 4th whitest. That means that there’s not much... 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
June 1, 2020
Traveling This Summer
There are a lot of “cannots” and “have nots” right now. We can’t get our hair cut, hang out at Starbucks, or get our nails done. Our vacations have been canceled and replaced by speedy trips to the grocery store. All these factors play into our overall stress, and without even knowing it, we are like ticking time-bombs ready to explode. I realized I needed a way to de-stress, and I found out that virtual vacations exist!
I tried it out and visited the British Museum in... Read More
May 27, 2020
Healthy And Refreshing Recipes
It feels like a lifetime since lockdown beganand it's hard to remember what it’s like to hang out with friends, hug loved ones, and go to the grocery store without a face mask. Many of us are nostalgic for simpler times, but we can certainly indulge in the past as long as it’s safe! Do you miss the taste of a popsicle while sitting by the pool? Or late night ice cream parlor runs? You can still enjoy these novelties this summer, so find inspiration in this list ... 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 12, 2020
Healthy, Easy, And Fun To Make: Fresh Spring Rolls!
It can be challenging to think of fun, new, and tasty recipes to add to your daily life. Fresh spring rolls (sometimes referred to as summer rolls) are not the deep fried spring rolls you may find at a Chinese restaurant or in the freezer section of your grocery store. They are a light, healthy, fresh and impressive recipe to make for yourself or your friends. Fresh spring rolls can be filled with veggies, protein, and even fruit! They are so... Read More
February 6, 2020
Effects of Blue Light On Your Eyes
In today's world, everything is online. Whether it's on your phone, tablet, or computer, you are staring at a screen. Because of this surplus in screen usage, especially in college students, our eyes are constantly exposed to something known as blue light. What is blue light you might ask? It is high-energy visuble light that is close to UV light on the light spectrum. Constant exposure to it can lead to eye strain, physical and mental fatigue, headaches and... Read More
February 4, 2020
NAME: Maddie Anastasia
DEPARTMENT: Nutrition - Dietetics
ROLE AT UNH: Student
What does health mean to you?
Health to me means making sure you nourish your body with healthy foods, but at the same time you pay attention to how you are feeling mentally and physically.
What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
I am part of Nourish UNH, which is a peer mentor group that offers nutrition, wellness and health advice to students and staff through different events and cooking demos. I also... Read More
November 13, 2019
Benefits Beyond The Mat
Yoga is both a mind and body practice that people have been doing for centuries. There are various types of yoga whether you're a beginner or a yoga regular. Regularly practicing yoga can make you more flexible, help tone your muscles, promote weight loss, and improve balance and endurance. Besides being an excellent workout, yoga has many benefits beyond the mat!
Yoga can help you to be present - it makes you mindful of your surroundings, thoughts, and emotions that... Read More
November 8, 2019
Embrace Mindfulness And Learn To Live In The Moment
Mindfulness is to be fully present in the current moment. Your mind is not wondering off thinking about yesterday or what could happen tomorrow. Being mindful is not easy, especially in today's world with every social platform an arm's length away on our phones. Being able to cut out all distractions of technology or in our surroundings will make you a happier and calmer person.
There are many exercises that can help you to come back to being... Read More