January 18, 2017
Protect Your Immune System With These Nutrient Rich Foods
To avoid the chills, aches, coughing, and sneezing that are common with the flu season, it’s important to think about ways to boost our immune system.
One way to begin boosting your immune system is by consuming nutrient-rich foods. Here are five nutritous foods that can help boost your immune system:
Citrus fruits are loaded with Vitamin C. Vitamin C is essential for battling infections. Throw an orange into your lunch for... Read More
January 6, 2017
The Benefits of Chia Seeds
Chia Seeds have become one of the most popular super foods in the health and nutrition community. These small seedlings are widely known for their high nutritional value and their energy boosting power. they contain immense amount of fiber, protein and Omega 3 fatty acids.
Did you know? Just 1 ounce (or 1 serving) chia seeds contain:
11 grams of fiber
4 grams of protein
18% of the RDA of Calcium
9 grams of fat
30% of the RDA of Magnesium and Manganese
And there’s... Read More
December 28, 2016
The Benefits of Yoga
Are you looking for variety in your workout? Improved flexibility? An improved a peace of mind? Yoga might be the answer.
The Yoga Health Foundation reports that “yoga isn’t just a physical exercise program. It is a scientific system designed to generate greater clarity and harmony in life. With a regular practice, individuals often notice a stronger, slimmer, and more flexible body, in addition to a mentally sharper, more patient, and relaxed sense of self.”
Benefits of... Read More
December 22, 2016
Reasons Why You Should Lift Weights
Are you tired of doing the same old cardio exercise? Well, weight lifting may be the workout you have been looking for.
Weight lifting is commonly known as the exercise of lifting a certain amount of weight through the use of barbells or dumbbells. Weight lifting can be used for those with the intention of strength training or body building.
Weightlifting improves health, builds muscle, and improves bone density. And, it’s one of the safest sports out there... Read More
November 1, 2016
24 Hours Without My “Lifeline”
Participating in a 24 hour cell phone free experience was one for the books. Initially, when I was introduced to this challenge, I was afraid of what this cell phone cleanse would do to my well- being. Would I go through withdrawals? Would I feel empty? Well, the lack of my device ended up becoming a positive journey that I will never forget.
Leaving my cell phone in my dorm room enabled me to realize the smaller things in life. I was more focused on my... Read More
October 28, 2016
Swimming as a Full Body Workout
If you love an intense cardio workout but want to avoid the sweaty aftermath, swimming may be the right choice for you. It’s a lower impact activity and it can be less stressful to your body when compared to other cardiovascular activities, like running.
Here are 10 Hidden Benefits of Swimming:
1. Swimming improves social well-being.
2. Swimming teaches goal orientation.
3. Kids who swim become active adults.
4. Swimming makes you smarter.
5. Swimming teaches... Read More
October 13, 2016
It Could Start, One Wildcat At a Time
Can’t think of a reason to not answer the friend who asks you to smoke?
Although UNH has not added itself to the list of about 1,500 campuses across the United States that are completely tobacco-free, 9 out of 10 people on this campus don’t use tobacco.
Being a tobacco-free campus comes with a plethora of benefits including cleaner air quality and healthier students, faculty, and staff. UNH is known for its beautiful scenery and crisp New England air. Why... Read More
September 29, 2016
Why We Need to Focus More on Low Income Healthcare
There is no question that the healthcare system is moderately currupt, but it is up to us to educate ourselves in order to fix the problem. One of the most prevalent issues within society is how low income families and individuals are not receiving the proper form of health care that correctly fits there needs and finances. Price does not meet quality in the system, which furthers the misunderstandings and complications that correspond with... Read More