February 24, 2020
Why You Should Increase Your Fiber Intake
Most Americans consume around 10-15 grams of fiber each day. Unfortunately, this does not meet the 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men that is recommended by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. You may be wondering what fiber even is. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that is indigestible by the human body. There are two types of fiber, insoluble and soluble, each reaping their own benefits when consumed. Insoluble fiber draws water into your... Read More
February 20, 2020
Listen Your Way To A Healthier You
Everyone has that one song that brings happiness as soon as you hear the first lyric. There may be a happy memory associated with the song, or a meaning behind the words that makes everything else around you freeze. It plays in the car, stores, parties, or pumps you up for a big workout. Music isn’t only known for enjoyment; it also is associated with positive health and emotional outcomes.
Here are some examples of how your favorite song can impact your... Read More
February 19, 2020
Wake Up On The Right Side Of The Bed
Waking up in a bad mood can ruin your whole day. By creating a simple wake-up routine, you can kick-start your morning and set the tone for the rest of the day. Your morning routine is a personal one, so what works for you won’t work for someone else - and if you don’t like something, change it. However, it should only take 1-2 hours at the most, so you can have a productive and positive for the remainder of the day.
To create a successful morning routine,... Read More
February 18, 2020
Sweet and Sour Cauliflower
It can be hard to come home after a long day and cook dinner. Often, I find myself microwaving a sweet potato and cracking open a can of chickpeas and calling it a day. But this weekend, I decided to step out of my dinner comfort zone and make some Sweet and Sour Cauliflower with brown rice. I am here to document my experience and let you all know how it turned out – spoiler alert, it was delicious!
The first step of the recipe was to batter the cauliflower, and not... Read More
February 17, 2020
What It Is And Why You Should Do It
Everyone talks about the importance of self-care, but does the true meaning of it always get interpreted the right way? Yes, self-care can mean letting yourself have a glass of wine or a hot bath every once in a while, but there is much more to it than that. Practicing self-care is very different for every person. An act of self-care for one person can be something that another finds unenjoyable.
The International Self-Care Foundation has brought forward a... Read More
February 13, 2020
Committing To Self-Care
I have always been an avid practitioner of yoga, but convinced myself that I never had time to do it every day. This past week however, I decided to advance my practice and commit to five days of yoga. Yoga has so many physical benefits, especially if it is done often (at least 3-4 times a week). From yoga alone, I have noticed improved muscle strength, flexibility, and posture.
I usually practice yoga in my apartment, but this week, I went to the morning Vinyasa yoga... Read More
February 10, 2020
There Are Many Reasons Why Alone Time Is Important
Social media causes us to be connected with our peers constantly - checking emails, Facetiming, texting. A busy, constantly connected life seems to be admirable in today’s world. While being social is important, being able to spend time alone with yourself is equally as important.
Here are some benefits of alone time:
It increases productivity - People preform much better with privacy. Try out the quiet room in the UNH Dimond Library, where... Read More
February 3, 2020
Sleep Is Self-Care Too
A recent survey found that 35% of Americans are not getting the recommended 7 hours of sleep each night. Are you part of that number? As people try to increase productivity more and more, sleep is prioritized less and less. As college students, it is difficult to balance classes, work, extra-curriculars, homework, and socializing. Unfortunately, as the to-do list lengthens, sleep is pushed aside. Sleeping in or going to bed early is often considered lazy or unproductive,... Read More
January 22, 2020
Tips For Creating Healthy And Delicious Meals At School
It can seem challenging to find time to cook while juggling classes, extracurricular activities and a social life. Most people think that cooking a healthy and delicious meal takes too much of their time. Running to the UNH dining hall is an awesome way to have access to copious amounts of healthy food when you are in a time crunch. If you are a commuter or do not have a meal plan, finding easy, healthy and delicious recipes to make is... Read More
December 9, 2019
Revamp And Recharge Your Mind
Winter break is looked forward to by all people. College students get almost 5 weeks to relax and rejuvenate, and people in the workforce typically get a full week or more off. This time away from school or work is much needed for everyone. Multiple research studies have indicated that vacation time has many mental health benefits, such as relieving stress and anxiety. Here are the top benefits you are getting from your holiday break.
Life satisfaction - Vacation... Read More