May 18, 2017
A Resource to Eat Well on Campus
We are very fortunate to have an award-winning dining program here at UNH. Not only is it their focus to make food that tastes amazing, but to also offer foods that are good for you too.
On the UNH Dining webpage there is a section focused on nutrition and resources offered around campus to promote health. One of these resources is Wellness Meals.
Wellness Meals is a guide to help students and staff create delicious and nutritious meals using ingredients that... Read More
May 18, 2017
Is the Produce Marked Organic Really Worth Your Money?
You see the word “organic” in every grocery store you go to. You may even feel a little healthier when you’re standing in line at check-out with a basket full of organic foods. Then again, you might just be wondering if that organic sticker is even worth it at all.
What is organic? Organic produce means that the produce was made without using synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, or genetically modified organisms.
Here is some information... Read More
May 10, 2017
Resources to Keep in Mind Before You Graduate!
As a senior with graduation approaching very quickly, I’ve been looking back on my four years spent here and all of the healthy resources I’ve had the opportunity to utilize.
A short list of my few favorite things includes:
Intramural Sports: Intramural sports here at UNH give students the chance to engage in organized sports that they wouldn’t have been able to do otherwise, all while having a carefree and fun time! A few I highly recommend are... Read More
May 4, 2017
The Importance of Reading at all Ages and How it Contributes to Health.
As a child I remember my parents reading me children's books. Eventually, I'd heard the books and seen the illustrations so many times I could recite them by memory. I may not have been a child reading prodigy, but at this time, I was developing relationships with those who took the time to share stories with me, exercising my memory, and learning how to connect with experiences other than our own.
Elementary and middle... Read More
May 3, 2017
UNH Outdoor Facilities
As summer approaches and the temperature goes up there are more and more activities that are becoming possible to do outside! According to many studies, evidence shows that spending more time in nature and outside can improve memory, attention span, and cognition. It’s also known that breathing fresh air can help your respiratory system and that sunlight provides natural vitamin D, even more reason to want to spend time outside.
Luckily, here at UNH there are multiple... Read More
May 1, 2017
What is it and How Does it Affect Your Health?
Kombucha is a drink known as an “immortal health elixir” in ancient China where it was originated. Black or green tea is fermented with sugar of various sources such as cane sugar or honey to create a colony of live bacteria and yeast cultures. Before its description steers you away from trying it, the active cultures are what makes kombucha the newest popular health drink on the market.
As it is gaining more popularity, there are many reported... Read More
April 19, 2017
Don’t Go Hungry!
Have you, or someone you know, ever gone through the day hungry? Are you interested in supporting those on campus who are food insecure? A new UNH program, Swipe It Forward could help.
Swipe It Forward is a new program here on campus aimed to help connect UNH students in need with access to meals on campus via a “virtual food bank.” The project was initiated by senior Nutrition and Dietetics Major, Alana Davidson. Davidson conducted a survey on campus that found about 25% of... Read More
April 19, 2017
Are You an Informed Patient at the Doctor’s Office?
Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the world, behind heart disease as the number 1 and cancer as the number 2 (CNN). So, the question is do you have full faith in your doctor to make decisions for you, or would you rather make your own decisions? Doctors do not intend harm to patients, but they can make mistakes that could have been prevented if you knew the information as well as they did.
It is hard as a patient to know... Read More
April 14, 2017
Being Active is Easy When it’s Warm Outside and you Live in the Beautiful State of New Hampshire.
UNH Wildcats—warm weather is finally here! There are so many parks around the Seacoast area to walk, run, and explore in. If the sun and melting snow around our campus isn’t enough to make you want to stay outside, maybe this list will.
Plan your next outdoor activities here:
1. Hilton Park (6.1 miles away from campus)
Dover Point Rd
Dover, NH 03820
2. Prescott Park (11.9 miles away from campus... Read More
April 14, 2017
Learn How You Can Try Out The New Hamel Rec Center Kitchen By Taking a FREE Cooking Class.
New this semester, Nourish UNH peer educators are offering free What’s Cooking? cooking classes in the Demonstration Kitchen at the Hamel Recreation Center (HRC). Classes are hosted on Wednesday evenings at 5 p.m. and are open to anyone. All you have to do is visit the website for Nourish UNH and register!
A little more about the cooking classes—At these cooking classes, peer educators will engage... Read More