October 29, 2012
There is rarely a time that I go through campus and don't
see someone running. It is a really easy way to get in some exercise and bypass
the crazy rush at the gym. But, for some of us who aren't that great at running
or have injuries or even just get bored doing it, there is hope. I have really
bad shin splints and want to be able to run long distances and do races, but my
shins hold me back. So, when I heard about the Couch to 5k app, I bought it
instantly. It is a 30 minute run that you do... Read More
October 18, 2012
Ever feel like your moods are out of whack? According to Woman's Day magazine, there are certain foods you can eat to tame your wild moods. Being a college student means you get your fair, or unfair, share of stress. In order to combat this stress, studies show that eating just a small piece of dark chocolate a day helps to reduce stress hormones like Cortisol and Catecholamine from flaring up, which helps to decrease overall stress. I'm sure you've woken up early for your 8 AM feeling super... Read More
October 12, 2012
One of the biggest complaints about organic food is that it is too expensive.
Well, in many cases that is in fact true. However, organic food may cost more, but that's because it is worth more.
One way I like to rationalize paying more for organic food is to think about all the good things it does for my health and the earth, and how the extra bucks really are worth it in the long run. Usually I run this list over and over in my head as I near the checkout aisles...
It supports sustainable... Read More
October 8, 2012
Do you ever have concerns with your eating habits or even the eating habits of a friend or family member?
If that is the case, you are in luck. UNH's Health Services offers a program known as the Eating Concerns Mentor Program. Chances are that you have seen promotional events the program has done around campus without even realizing it. For example, last year they had a life-size Barbie Doll on display to show how distorted and unrealistic the "ideal" body is portrayed for woman. The program... Read More
September 21, 2012
After our first week of classes I think it is safe to say that some of us are overwhelmed by our class schedules, afraid of future homework and project loads and are already stressing for the exams that span our whole semester. Instead of making yourself crazy, engage in some of these stress reducing behaviors.
1. Get some Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz's: College students are notorious for staying up all night "cramming" and then waking up for class four hours later. In order to function properly, it is best... Read More
September 5, 2012
With school starting back up for the year, it is almost a guarantee that the Hamel Rec Center will be full of students trying to stay physically active. Before you hit the Rec Center this semester, why not find out about all of the group classes and opportunities available to you besides the gym itself? One of the favorites among students, myself included, are the FREE group aerobics classes taught by experienced instructors. The Rec Center has everything from zumba and cycling to yoga and... Read More