October 11, 2017
Should You Actually Be Eating Red Meat?
It is a large debate right now whether or not humans should be eating red or processed meat. Typically, you will find through research that processed meat should be avoided entirely, but there is an argument as to whether or not red meat is beneficial. One side of the argument suggests that red meat is good for us because of the substantial quantity and bioavailability of vitamins and minerals, such as heme iron, Vitamin B6 and Selenium. However, the... Read More
October 10, 2017
Learn More About How You Can Make Your Dining Hall Visit Healthier
Do you get sick of eating the same thing in the dining hall every day? Do you want something healthier? Look no further! This fall semester dining initiated Wellness Wednesdays, a time to provide new and heathy alternatives every Wednesday during lunch. Each dining hall has their own Wellness Wednesday feature, and each Wellness Wednesday is based off of Dining’s Menus of Change Principles.
Menus of Change of was introduced by... Read More
September 12, 2017
Could Your Stress Be Something Far Greater?
Anxiety is defined by the American Psychological Association as an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes such as increased blood pressure. Stress on the other hand, has these same characteristics aside from the fact that it is in a reaction to a particular circumstance or situation. Stress is a much more temporary state.
Anxiety can be categorized into different disorders such as generalized anxiety... Read More
September 6, 2017
Discover Why You Should Always Eat Before A Workout
Do you ever hop out of bed in the morning and go straight to the gym? It is very common for most people to want to work out in the morning, get their day started right and have time to get things done the rest of the day. But, when you work out in the morning should you forego breakfast? The answer is: never!
It is a common myth to believe that when you work out on an empty stomach, your body will burn more fat than it would on a full stomach... Read More
September 1, 2017
Find Out More About UNH Health and Wellness Mindfulness and Meditation Classes
Being in college can be stressful. Between classes, homework, extracurricular activities, jobs, and keeping a social life, there isn’t much time for relaxation. This is where mindfulness and meditation can help!
Why mindfulness and meditation? UNH Health and Wellness has chosen this platform to help students become more aware of what is going on around them and become more conscious of the present. Benefits include... Read More
August 22, 2017
Find Out the Benefits of Circuit Training
Ever find yourself bored running on the treadmill or doing the same weight lifting routine every time you’re at the gym? Looking to switch up your workout? Give circuit training a go!
Circuit training is a form of conditioning and resistance training using more high-intensity aerobics than regular resistance training. It is a workout that builds endurance capacity as well as strengthening muscles! Circuit training is typically a set of 8-10 different... Read More
August 3, 2017
Find Out More About The Body’s Response To Music During Exercise
When you’re working out, it is common practice to put in headphones, listen to music, and ignore everything else going on around you. We don’t think about it much now, but when did this start? Who said that listening to music could make exercising more fun?
Studies date back to 1911, when Leonard Ayres discovered that a group of cyclists pedaled faster when a band was playing, rather than when they were not playing. Since then,... Read More
July 28, 2017
Find Out More About How To Practice Mindfulness
To be mindful means to be conscious or aware of something. You might be conscious that you didn’t do well on a test yesterday, and are worried about the grade. You might be aware that you have a busy schedule today, and may not have time to get everything done. But, are you aware of right now? What are you doing?
Many of us get caught up in the past or the future without much time to think about the present and what is happening right now. If you... Read More
July 17, 2017
Find Out How Easy It Is To Adopt The Mediterranean Way Of Eating
With the summer months upon us, many people find themselves back in the rut of the typical diet. Low-carb, low-fat, no sweets, the list goes on. But, what if there were a way to stay healthy and happy all year long, without getting sucked back into dieting every time summer came around?
Here is the answer: The Mediterranean Diet! Even though it has diet in the name, this way of eating is the farthest thing from a regular diet.... Read More
July 12, 2017
Discover How Just Being At The Beach Can Be Beneficial To Your Health
During the summer months, everyone loves going to the beach, especially living so close to the seacoast. The beach can be a very relaxing place, where you can ignore your responsibilities and enjoy the calming effects of the sun, sand, and water. Besides being a great place to enjoy yourself, a trip to the beach can have amazing health benefits.
1. The beach can immediately relieve stress
As mentioned, the calming effects of... Read More