January 13, 2021
The Power of Journaling
During my sophomore year here at UNH, I took a class for a major requirement called, “Stressed Out: The Science and Nature of Human Stress”. Besides learning about the actual chemistry and physiology of stress responses in the human body, we spent a lot of time learning about different stress management exercises and had time to discuss and reflect on those experiences. Of course we covered the basics; yoga, deep breathing, etc. But one day we did a journaling exercise... Read More
January 12, 2021
New Recommendations for Infants and Toddlers
The USDA has recently published their ninth edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). The DGA is a tool that can be used by providers, parents, young-adults, and seniors to get evidence-based nutrition information. It can also be used to get the latest recommendations on how to eat to improve long-term health and overall quality of life. The DGA is also updated once every 5 years and is written and reviewed by a committee of 20 health... Read More
January 7, 2021
Sarah’s Easy Vegetarian Chili
Check out this recipe for my easy Vegetarian Chili! I am always a fan of going the extra mile to make your own seasoning blend for chilis and other dishes; but I am also a fan of dishes that can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes. For this recipe (and for the sake of saving money and time) I decided to pick up a premade chili seasoning packet at the supermarket. I also went with a meat-alternative protein to make it vegetarian friendly. As a note, I did not... Read More
January 6, 2021
Name: Monica Roman
Department: CHHS; HMP
Role at UNH: Alumni
Year Graduated from UNH: 2019
How does getting this vaccine make you feel?
Getting this vaccine was an incredibly personal decision and I feel really good about getting the vaccine!
What does getting this vaccine mean to you?
Working with the elderly and seeing firsthand how COVID-19 has affected the vulnerable made me extremely passionate about advocating and receiving the vaccine!
What would you say to... Read More
January 5, 2021
What it Means for Disease
Since the start of the pandemic, we have all heard the term “herd immunity” more times than we can count. But some are not exactly sure what it means. Does it mean the disease goes away forever? Are we all safe? The list of questions goes on and on.
There are many answers to those questions, but starting with the basics; Photoherd immunity simply means that the majority of the population is immune to a disease. So no, this does not mean that the disease is going... Read More
December 26, 2020
Fitness Anywhere with CRec @ Home
As we are all now back at home and away from Durham, it may feel like we are back in March and we are entering a new quarantine. Depending on where you live, a lot of businesses in your area may have reduced hours or could be closed completely. More likely than not, some of these places could include your favorite restaurants and gyms. When we were all back on or near campus we were fortunate enough to have access to the Hamel Rec. Center whose staff worked... Read More
December 26, 2020
What We Know and What to Consider
Something that has been on all of our minds for the past few days (besides finals) is probably the newly approved COVID-19 from Pfizer-BioNTech. Understandably so, this has been arguably one of the biggest medical breakthroughs in the past 100 years for the United States. It is truly amazing. So as we are now officially in the beginning of the end of this pandemic, and odds are someone is getting vaccinated as you read this; it is time to consider some of the ... Read More
December 26, 2020
Probiotics & Prebiotics: What’s the deal?
As we are approaching the new year, it should not be a surprise that we are going to start seeing advertisements for flashy new workout equipment and “life changing” supplements. As a nutrition major, people approach me quite often to ask me the most random nutrition questions; especially this time of year.
“What new diet should I try in the New Year?”
“Is it true that fish oil makes you smarter?”
The list goes on, and on. Every once in a... Read More
December 15, 2020
Trying to Be Kind to Ourselves While Also Doing Our Best
Many of us have been home since November 20th, many of us are not going home. No matter where you are right now, we are all experiencing finals week. Self-care is something each and every one of us can do right now.
Selfcare isn’t only facials and taking baths. It is mindful minutes, journaling, taking a walk outside, and more.
Here are some self-care ideas you can do every day to reduce stress during finals week:
One minute... Read More
December 15, 2020
Hitting the Slopes this Winter
Growing up in New England, some of the best memories of my childhood are the ones where I would spend Friday nights skiing with my family. Staying up late to ski and having hot chocolate on the way home was something that I always looked forward to every winter. As I got older though, schedules got busier and time just seemed to fly by. I often miss the days of skiing when I was younger, as it was a great way to do something fun and stay active. Now that the... Read More