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
November 6, 2019
Slow Down And Enjoy
Mindful eating seems to be a popular topic in the nutrition world. What does being mindful toward what you are eating really mean? The takeaway from mindful eating is to really slow down and enjoy every aspect of the food. Eat when you're hungry, not when you're full. It's not only about feeding yourself, it's about being aware of how you are nourishing your body with foods that you personally find delicious. Become aware of how the foods taste, make you feel, and why you... Read More
November 1, 2019
Easy Ways To Check Up On Your Mental Health
November is all about being present. As the semester goes on and finals week approaches, students will need to check up on their psychological well-being. Today, college students are under a lot of stress and may not make the time to check up on their mental health and prioritize mindfulness. There are many fast and easy ways to complete this important task.
Students at UNH can go to Psychological and Counseling Services, or PACS. Under the Self-... Read More
October 30, 2019
5 Things You Can Do To Make Your Work Week Healthier
Having a job with fluctuating hours can make it difficult to stick to a certain nutrition and meal schedule. Here are some ways to stick to your healthy habits:
Do your best ot eat three full meals a day. Your plate should be half full of fruits and vegetables, and the other half should be grains and protein. Aim to make your grains "100% whole grain" and for your proteins to be either nuts, eggs, beans, tofu, or meat and seafood.
Resist... Read More
September 17, 2019
Tips For Having A Better Breakfast
September is National Breakfast Month, so this month we encourage you to think about what you’re eating in the morning. If you don’t usually eat healthy in the morning, this month try making a change and having a better breakfast.
When you wake up in the morning, sometimes it’s easiest to just grab a granola bar or have a bowl of cereal. However, what you eat for breakfast can impact your performance in the classroom and at work for the rest of the day.... Read More