September 10, 2015
Healthy Eating Habits and Portion Size
After a relaxing summer vacation, it’s time for the kids to start the school year and ease back into your busy schedule. It might be tempting to order takeout from your favorite restaurant, but a better choice is getting the entire family involved in making a nutritious dinner. Teach your kids to pour and stir ingredients, wash potatoes, and peel vegetables. Cook old family recipes or create new meal options.
A home-cooked meal shows children healthy... Read More
July 22, 2015
What You Need To Know About Gluten!
According to the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, despite the gluten free diet craze to lose weight, there is no published evidence suggesting that this diet is beneficial for the general healthy population. “In fact, there are data to suggest that gluten itself may provide some health benefits.”
But what is gluten? Gluten is a protein found in foods like wheat, rye, and barley. So, who should adopt a gluten-free lifestyle? Individuals... Read More
June 29, 2015
12 Easy Ways to Add Fitness to Your Summer!
According to the Harvard School of Public Health, “Getting regular physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your health. It lowers the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and certain cancers, and it can also help control stress, improve sleep, boost mood, keep weight in check, and reduce the risk of falling and improve cognitive function in older adults.”
Do a workout you like, but don’t do... Read More
May 20, 2015
On June 3, 2015, students, faculty, and staff will join together in front of the Whitt to participate in the 7th annual Walk NH at UNH on the Durham campus.
This event encourages people to get excited about getting active and overall wellness. #WalkNHunh is an opportunity to socialize with friends, family, coworkers, and meet other members of our community. Walking is a great exercise because it is easy, free, and can be done anywhere.
According to the American Heart Association, “Walking... Read More
May 11, 2015
When you are feeling stressed, laughter has great short-term and long-term effects!
The end of the semester is often a stressful time for everyone. This can lead to tension in the office or at home. How can you get rid of tension and stress? Try laughing! Laughing is a great way to relieve stress! Whether you’re laughing with one of your coworkers or at funny video on YouTube, laughing has a positive impact on your mental and physical health.
According to the Mayo Clinic, laughing can:
Improve... Read More
April 8, 2015
The UNH Community Will Not Stand for Sexual Assault
The goal of Sexual Assault Awareness month is to educate and raise awareness throughout the month of April.
On April 9th, SHARPP and the UNH members will gather on the Great Lawn (in front of DeMerrit Hall) to participate in the Stepping Out Against Violence at UNH: RALLY&WALK! This walk is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff, and Durham community members to work together to make UNH a safer place. Also, this event will... Read More
April 7, 2015
According to the American Public Health Association, “Today, your zip code says too much about your health. Within the United States, there are unacceptable disparities in health by race and ethnic group, state-by-state and even county-by-county.”
This week is National Public Health Week; its goal is to make the United States healthiest nation by 2030!
Fortunately, as UNH students, the majority of us have access to proper health care, food, a gym, and to a higher education. Here, at UNH we... Read More
March 23, 2015
A Challenge from Healthy UNH Intern: Katelyn
In an age where students are constantly on the go from classes, work and various activities, healthy eating may not be a priority.
As an off campus student, it takes even more time and planning to be mindful of the food you are consuming. At times it may be easy to eat out every night with your friends, but you are more likely to be spending more money and eating more calories, versus you making a version of that meal at home.
For many students,... Read More
March 12, 2015
Midterms are done! Are you traveling for Spring Break?
Spring break is the perfect time for students to relax, and hang out with friends. Whether you are heading to the Bahamas, Cancun, or traveling to another sunny, fun filled destination, incorporate healthy eating into your vacation.
Don’t forget to incorporate healthy eating on vacation. Here are some nutritional tips to be sure your body feels great:
Good snacks you can bring to the beach: fruits, vegetables and hummus, nuts
Stay... Read More
March 5, 2015
According to the American Lung Association, “Smokers die significantly earlier than nonsmokers: 13.2 years for men and 14.5 years for women. Smoking related disease claims approximately 443,000 American lives each year.” It is time for you to kick this deadly habit.
This week, I had the opportunity to talk to a student smoker, who had a powerful message for the UNH campus. “Don’t ever start smoking. It consumes your life. A cigarette is what you think about before you even get out of bed in the... Read More