January 23, 2013
Many people believe that the winter months are not conducive to
growing vegetables. This incorrect notion is not only, but is preventing people
from experiencing the wonderfully nutritious vegetables that are grown during
these colder months.
Artichokes are a great source of Vitamin C, and they also help to
aid in digestion. It is important to remove the thorns before consuming this
vegetable. Artichokes go great on
salads, sandwiches, and almost everything else. They add a yummy, sweet and... Read More
January 16, 2013
Medical maladies and mishaps are bound to happen to each individual at least once in their lifetime. Whether it is a misdiagnosis, an improper stitch sewn to your wound, or even just the lack of funds to pay for a treatment at that moment.
However, Julie Rovner from NPR states, “there's at least one good thing about the country's inability to control health costs. If you can write a compelling essay about a problem, you could win a thousand bucks.”
Rovner goes on in her article that a non-... Read More
January 11, 2013
Man’s best friend may be more important to your mental health than you might think. According to Ian Cook, MD, a psychiatrist and director of the Depression Research and Clinic Program at UCLA,
"Pets offer an unconditional love that can be very helpful to people with depression.” Simply petting a dog or being in their presence has been shown to reduce tension and hypertension in some individuals.
Dogs have the ability to show unconditional love for their caregivers, which is a quality that is... Read More
December 12, 2012
Many people have the incorrect notion that you can’t find fresh
vegetables and produce in the winter months that provide nutritious salads and
other main dishes. Luckily, that idea could not be farther from the truth. In
fact, many farmers are preparing right now for upcoming winter farmer’s markets
in these next few months.
Some of the most nutritious vegetables are available during the
winter and are varieties of leafy greens as well as many root vegetables.
Broccoli, Brussels sprouts,... Read More
November 30, 2012
Students Promoting Information on Nutrition, also known as SPIN,
is a great organization on campus to get involved in that is run by UNH Health
Services. These mentors are student volunteers that get trained to counsel and
educate those who are looking to for more knowledge and assistance in the field
of nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. These students receive intensive training
and education by trained professionals in the field, and are well equipped to
help others with questions regarding... Read More
November 13, 2012
Autumn can be a wonderfully relaxing time of the year, with the weather cooling off, and new festive activities becoming more and more abundant. Although for many college students, when the foliage starts to change, so does the pace of schoolwork. And fall is always a time for exams, which can be taxing on your mental health. It is also a time of increased risk of sickness as cold and flu season encroaches.
However, one great way to distress, unwind, and protect your mental health is to pick up... Read More
October 26, 2012
the 2012 Presidential Election quickly approaching, it can be nerve-racking for
young adults between the ages of 18-25 to see where they will fall with either
candidate if President Obama gets re-elected, or if Governor Mitt Romney gets
elected. Below is the breakdown of what will happen to some health care costs access
and the state of the Affordable Care Act depending on which candidate wins the
President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, young American’s are able... Read More
October 24, 2012
This past May, I completed one of the most physically challenging events in my life – it also happened to be one of the most fun events I have ever participated in as well. Tough Mudder came to New England with its epicenter at Mount Snow in Vermont. For three days, thousands of participants came out each day to compete in this 10-mile obstacle course up and down Mount Snow.The Tough Mudder claims to be one of the hardest events on earth, and the website explains that “Tough Mudder events [is a... Read More
October 19, 2012
is the air, and luckily that means some yummy and nutritious fare is back in
season. The cooler weather and shorter days promote a growing season for some
superfoods that you can’t always find in your farmers markets during the summer.The
compiled a list of healthy fall food choices you and your friends and family
can make in this crisp time of year.
topped the list, and are in complete abundance this time of year. There are
thousands of species of apples waiting to... Read More
September 17, 2012
The beginning of the semester is typically the easiest time of the school year to get involved with clubs and organizations on campus, as many of them are recruiting new members to join their ranks at this time. One fantastic organization to get involved with on campus is Slow Food UNH. This organization is one you can feel good about being a part of, as it caters to the food lover and humanitarian in all of us.
Slow Food UNH is a chapter within the larger Slow Food USA. Carlo Petrini started... Read More