August 4, 2020
Eating Pattern Series
This week we will be exploring a very popular eating pattern known as paleo!
The Basics: The eating pattern, paleo, has been widely talked about in mainstream media during the past decade. It was first covered when Crossfit dominated the news cycle and fitness industry. The style of eating relates to Crossfit because it provided a “nutrition guide” for athletes who wanted to train even harder than before.
The major focus of paleo is to eat the way our “hunter-gatherers”... Read More
August 3, 2020
Physically Distancing While Staying Entertained
The current COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot of summer plans, but we don’t have to let it ruin our summer. There are still some things we can do to interact with small groups of friends from a safe distance, and embrace the sunshine. Check out some of these activities that can get you out of the house and that have a lower risk of spreading COVID-19.
Walking at beaches and lakes: Meet up with a friend to walk at the beach or lake in the... Read More
July 29, 2020
The Benefits Of Growing A Garden
As summer is in full swing, many people head to their backyards and windowsills to take care of their garden. No matter how big or small, gardening can improve our overall health in many ways. Here are a few health benefits you may experience after getting your hands in the dirt to grow your favorite flower, herb, or vegetable.
Improved cardiovascular health: Gardening may not seem like the traditional way to get some exercise, but on a hot afternoon you may... Read More
July 27, 2020
Eating Pattern Series
For the second eating pattern in this series, we will be exploring vegetarianism this week!
The Basics: The vegetarian eating pattern has been common for a long time in the United States and around the world, but “vegetarian” is an umbrella term that is used to describe several ways of eating that all involve the elimination of animal products to some degree. In mainstream media, what is commonly referred to as the “vegetarian” eating pattern is actually the lacto-ovo-... Read More
July 22, 2020
Recently covered in mainstream media, the antiviral drug Remdesivir may now be a potential treatment for COVID-19 patients admitted into hospitals. The Food and Drug Administration approved the drug for an early use authorization as it is still in clinical trials for testing. In labs, Remdesivir has also been shown to help treat hepatitis and Ebola.
Gilead Sciences, the manufacturer of the drug, was able to get an early use authorization from the FDA so quickly because the... Read More
July 20, 2020
Eating Pattern Series
To kick off the eating pattern series, I will be covering veganism! Check out the pros and cons, basics, and potential health benefits of following a vegan eating style.
The Basics: Veganism has grown to be widely popular in mainstream media over the past decade. Interestingly, a lot of people think that it is simply just a specific way of eating, but for many people it is actually a more encompassing way of life. The basic philosophy of veganism is to eliminate all forms... Read More
July 13, 2020
Exploring Popular Eating Patterns
Over the next few weeks, I will be covering popular eating patterns! These are going to include: veganism, vegetarianism, paleo, keto, plant-based, DASH, mediterranean, and pescatarian. The articles will consist of a basic overview of the eating pattern, the pros and cons, where it is most common around the world, what benefits there may be, and a fun recipe will be tagged at the end of each article.
As I am going into my senior year as a Nutrition and Wellness... Read More
July 6, 2020
How To Manage Social Anxiety After Leaving Quarantine
With most businesses getting the go ahead to reopen from their governors, many people will now be leaving their house for the first time in a while. For most, the simple tasks of leaving the comforts of home to go pick up a loaf of bread at the store or get a quick hair cut at the salon may seem like a daunting task. They may find themselves unable to get the courage to leave their vehicle in the parking lot due to feelings of social anxiety... Read More
June 24, 2020
Quitting Vaping To Better Your Health
As more people in younger age groups are being diagnosed with COVID-19, many doctors and researchers are wondering if there is a link between vaping nicotine and prolonged symptoms of COVID-19. As of right now there is very limited research between the two, but nicotine is known to have a negative impact on cardiovascular health and immune function. In addition, people who have previous lung injuries from vaping may be at a higher risk for severe COVID-19... Read More
June 23, 2020
Name: Sarah Shaw
Major: Nutrition and Wellness
Role at UNH: Student
Year Started at UNH: 2017
What does being healthy look like to you?
To me, being healthy means viewing health as all-encompassing, including areas like intellectual, emotional, physical, and environmental health (to name a few). I try to check with each of these every day and see if there are things that I can do to improve these areas of wellness. Even though I may get a great workout in most days, if I am not paying... Read More