February 24, 2017
How to Best Understand Nutrition Fact Labels and Build a Healthy Diet
If you want to start eating healthier, or just know what you’re eating, understanding the nutrition facts
label can be very helpful. The nutrition facts label contains information on the serving size of products, nutrient information, as well as calories. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics put out an article, The Basics of the Nutrition Facts Label, in which they discuss a guide to decoding nutrition fact labels to help... Read More
February 22, 2017
Do You Have Questions About Following a Plant-Based Diet? Read More to Find Answers!
About 7.3 million people in America follow a vegetarian-based diet, and approximately one million of that count are vegans. As a newly-inspired member of the vegan community for the past year, I get praised and criticized based on my diet. One thing I have noticed is hearing the same misconceptions about a plant-based diet from people who are either against it or are curious and thinking of transitioning.
The... Read More
February 22, 2017
The Right and Wrong Time to Utilize Hospital Emergency Rooms
In a report put out by the New England Healthcare Institute (NEHI) research found that in 2007 approximately $700 billion was wasted on unnecessary health care expenses in America. Of this $700 billion, $38 billion was spent due to emergency room overuse.
Emergency department overuse can also cause overcrowding and long waits for persons requiring true emergency care.
To help stop this misuse of hospital emergency departments here are... Read More
February 15, 2017
Join UNH’s Student Nutrition Association
Here at UNH, a lot of people are looking for more ways to get involved on campus, and even more people are looking for ways to stay healthy. So, are you interested in a healthy living and wellness? UNH’s Student Nutrition Association (SNA) is the perfect place to bond with fellow classmates and learn more about staying healthy as a college student.
This on-campus club is open to all majors, anyone who is interested in health and wellness. SNA hosts... Read More
February 8, 2017
Tips to Manage your Emotional Wellbeing Throughout the Semester
As the semester begins, it’s easy to get lost in the excitement of your new classes, reuniting with friends, and upcoming events in the community. With all this going on, it can be easy to become overwhelmed and frazzled, and may negatively affect your mental health.
According to mentalhealth.gov, some ways to maintain and improve mental wellness are to:
Be connected with others: Join a club or organization (all of which can... Read More
February 8, 2017
Are Fats Actually Good For You, or Should They be Avoided?
With nutrition advice changing on a seemingly day-to-day basis, does anyone really know what is considered “good” anymore? There are diets that praise protein and make carbs the enemy, compared to diets that worship carbs and give fats a bad name.
Fats provide nine calories per gram making them the densest macronutrient we can eat. There are three types of fats including unsaturated (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated), saturated, and... Read More
February 3, 2017
Breaking Down the Basic Facts About Flu Shots and Why Some of us Get Sick Anyway.
The topic of getting the flu shot can bring about some interesting questions; Are flu shots necessary? Will getting vaccinated make me sicker than if I hadn’t? Are they just a waste of money?
As many may know, the Influenza vaccine is typically a deactivated form of the most common strain(s) of influenza, predicted for the upcoming year. The vaccines are designed to help those injected build immunity (via... Read More
February 2, 2017
Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
Tired of your same old workout? HIIT workouts could be just what you're looking for! HIIT is a type of exercise that involves repeatedly exercising at a high intensity for 30 seconds to several minutes, separated by 1–5 minutes of recovery.
HIIT workouts can be adaptable to any fitness level and can be done quickly, making it a great option for someone with a busy schedule looking to get the many health benefits of exercise. These workouts ... Read More
January 25, 2017
Name: Becca Wysocki
Position/Role at UNH: Nutrition and Wellness
Year Started at UNH: 2014
1. What does health mean to you?
For me, health isn't all about healthy eating, and looking good. It is about being fully awake of what exactly goes into my body, that either benefits my health status positively or negatively. Working out, and being free of viruses and diseases is also another aspect I focus on when it comes to thinking about my health and overall wellness.
2. What... Read More
January 25, 2017
How I Spent 24 Hours Phone-Free
I started my 24-hour technology fast at 9:00pm on Monday night after I got home from my last class. I chose Tuesday because I have simulation lab every other week. Last week was an off week, which meant I didn’t have to spend all day and week preparing and stressing out about it. Monday night was pretty tough because I normally like to listen to Pandora in order to fall asleep. I ended up staying up late talking to my roommates. I didn’t miss my phone, but... Read More