January 27, 2021
Should I Still Exercise?
Even with COVID-19 still going on this winter, it is most likely that the seasonal colds and flus are traveling around. And even with masking and lots of handwashing, there is still the possibility that you may find yourself sidelined with a cold for a few days. Now if you are someone who likes to exercise everyday, the dilemma may set in about whether you should exercise or not. Of course going to the gym is out of the question right now because most likely the... Read More
January 21, 2021
The Very Best Granola
On this week’s edition of “Cooking with Healthy UNH Interns!” Layla and I ventured into the world of cereals and granola! We chose this recipe because it was super easy to make and is oh-so delicious with a cold morning’s winter breakfast. Consisting of only a few ingredients we whipped up the blend in less than 10 minutes and baked it in the oven for around 25 minutes. After letting it cool for 45 minutes we then topped it with dried cranberries and dark chocolate... Read More
January 20, 2021
Exercising Smarter, Not Harder
As we are officially in the new year and survived 2020, some people are still going with the classic New Year’s Resolutions to exercise more and eat healthier. Both of these are great goals to work towards at any point in time; but understanding injury prevention and overexertion before opening that new gym membership is key to long term health and improved quality of life.
Interestingly, overexertion is simply what happens when you push yourself too hard... Read More
January 16, 2021
My Tips for Staying Active at Work
So we’ve been doing this whole “live, play, and work at home” thing for a long time now, and I’m sure that if you’re anything like me; you’ve been spending a lot more time than you’d like to admit sitting in front of a screen. Whether it be a computer, tablet, or TV; sitting in front of a screen can take a serious toll on your physical health.
At the beginning of the pandemic, I noticed that I was getting a lot of headaches, my eyes would burn from how dry... Read More
January 13, 2021
The Power of Journaling
During my sophomore year here at UNH, I took a class for a major requirement called, “Stressed Out: The Science and Nature of Human Stress”. Besides learning about the actual chemistry and physiology of stress responses in the human body, we spent a lot of time learning about different stress management exercises and had time to discuss and reflect on those experiences. Of course we covered the basics; yoga, deep breathing, etc. But one day we did a journaling exercise... Read More
January 12, 2021
New Recommendations for Infants and Toddlers
The USDA has recently published their ninth edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). The DGA is a tool that can be used by providers, parents, young-adults, and seniors to get evidence-based nutrition information. It can also be used to get the latest recommendations on how to eat to improve long-term health and overall quality of life. The DGA is also updated once every 5 years and is written and reviewed by a committee of 20 health... Read More
January 6, 2021
Name: Monica Roman
Department: CHHS; HMP
Role at UNH: Alumni
Year Graduated from UNH: 2019
How does getting this vaccine make you feel?
Getting this vaccine was an incredibly personal decision and I feel really good about getting the vaccine!
What does getting this vaccine mean to you?
Working with the elderly and seeing firsthand how COVID-19 has affected the vulnerable made me extremely passionate about advocating and receiving the vaccine!
What would you say to... Read More
January 5, 2021
What it Means for Disease
Since the start of the pandemic, we have all heard the term “herd immunity” more times than we can count. But some are not exactly sure what it means. Does it mean the disease goes away forever? Are we all safe? The list of questions goes on and on.
There are many answers to those questions, but starting with the basics; Photoherd immunity simply means that the majority of the population is immune to a disease. So no, this does not mean that the disease is going... Read More
December 26, 2020
Probiotics & Prebiotics: What’s the deal?
As we are approaching the new year, it should not be a surprise that we are going to start seeing advertisements for flashy new workout equipment and “life changing” supplements. As a nutrition major, people approach me quite often to ask me the most random nutrition questions; especially this time of year.
“What new diet should I try in the New Year?”
“Is it true that fish oil makes you smarter?”
The list goes on, and on. Every once in a... Read More
December 15, 2020
Questioning the Culture of the Hustle
Whether you are in college, are working a full time job, part time job, are a full time caretaker, or are something in between; finding the work:life balance is something that you may struggle with or have struggled with in the past. Since the start of the pandemic in March, finding this balance has not become any easier. The places that we work, live, and play have all become one and it is now probably difficult to draw the lines between the three when it... Read More