February 4, 2013
As the temperature starts to drop, it seems that our immune system also goes down with it. Living in a dorm room, late nights in the library, and eating in the same locations is ideal for the germs also living at UNH. Getting sick often gives students the excuse to miss class. It is true that we are thinking about the other students in class and don’t want to get them sick, but have you ever thought about how much money you are losing?
What does money have to do with being sick? It has been... Read More
February 1, 2013
Right when you walk into the gym at the Rec Center it is clear that there is a gender divide. Typically the men are towards the right in the free weight and bench press area, while the women are towards the left with the aerobic equipment and assisted weight machines. Unfortunately, it seems out of the norm when an individual of the opposite gender crosses over into that other section. This subtle move takes a lot of confidence and should be applauded!
When you go to the gym to improve your... Read More
January 18, 2013
After getting home from class or
work on a dark, chilly night why not warm up with a nice cup of hot chocolate?
Hot chocolate can be a great treat to curb any sweet cravings plus you can add
your own personal twist to it.
The typical “instant” mixes can
contain corn syrup, hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, artificial flavorings, and
many more ingredients that our grandparents have never heard of! The amount of
these ingredients and others depends on the type of mix. Some companies, such
as Swiss... Read More
January 14, 2013
It is typically right around now when we look into the mirror and ask, “Who is that pale person staring back at me?” In Durham there are several locations that offer tanning and promote specials that claim to save you money, but will you really be saving money in the long run?
Dr. Harley Haynes, vice chairman of the Department of Dermatology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and a Harvard Medical School professor stated, "There is no evidence at all that you can use UV radiation to... Read More
December 17, 2012
With the warm weather and colorful leaves starting to dwindle it can only mean one thing…winter is coming! Not everyone shares the same enthusiasm about freezing temperatures, but when snow finally comes new outdoors activities are possible! Skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating, and snowshoeing are just a couple. UNH is in a perfect location for winter sports because Durham is only 1 hour – 1.5 hours away to the closest ski mountain! College Woods and other UNH affiliated land, such as Kingman... Read More
November 21, 2012
Ever since the term “pink slime” was brought to our attention meat is seemingly less appealing. Red meat in particular over chicken or other poultry. Personally I don’t consider myself to be a vegetarian, but if I am offered a veggie burger or a hamburger I will always chose the non-meat option. Since I do not eat much meat I need to make sure that I am getting protein from other sources!
What are other good sources of protein? Eggs, nuts, and dairy are just a couple! Seeds and nuts are the... Read More
November 7, 2012
New Hampshire was extremely fortunate not to receive the full force of Hurricane Sandy; however, students here come from all over the country. If you happen to be from one of the hard hit areas, such as New Jersey or New York, do not hesitate to talk to a friend or a support system about it. Keeping one’s mental health as high as possible during a time of devastation can be very difficult, but reaching out to a friend or to family members back home can help your emotions stay elevated. Although... Read More
November 5, 2012
Now that we are officially a month into the semester, the first wave of exams has come and gone. Having more than one test in a week is tough, especially when it comes to managing your time. Getting a low or failing grade on a test is not the end of your college career, but it should be used as motivation to do better the next time around. As a student one can blame a bad exam grade on the teacher, any distractions, that one class you missed, or just overall bad timing. Little things in life... Read More
October 22, 2012
The peer education group SPIN (Students Promoting
Information on Nutrition) has started working with the Women’s Ice Hockey Team
to help improve their knowledge on nutrition. This is the first program of its
kind where nutrition students are educating their student peer athletes! They
hope to continue working with other sport teams in the future, as of now, the
women’s gymnastics team has also showed an interest. The peer educators’ goals
are to debunk common health myths and to teach the team... Read More
October 10, 2012
There are so many advertisements today
about how to get brighter, whiter teeth, and who doesn’t want perfect
pearly whites? From Crest 3D White mouthwash to the generic brands of whitening
strips, the amount of money made off theses products is overwhelming. For 20
treatments of Crest 3D White Professional Effects white strips, it costs
approximately $54! As a college student it may be difficult to find the extra
money to get your teeth brighter, but luckily there are ways to prevent your
teeth... Read More