April 2, 2020
Good Things Are Still Happening
The Coronavirus is affecting the entire world right now. Restaurants are closed, friends and family cannot get together, and every day life feels so far from normal.
It can be hard to maintain a positive attitude during stressful situations. It's okay to be feeling however you are feeling, but one way to improve your mood is exposing yourself to uplifting things moments of kindness or laughter. Things like this are happening all over the world:
In Barcelona,... Read More
March 24, 2020
Hearty, Healthy Breakfast In The Blink Of An Eye
The month of March is all about making things simple, so why not simplify your first meal of the day! Oatmeal is a wonderful breakfast choice that is sure to keep you full until lunch time. The best thing about it is it can be made in less than 3 minutes via the microwave. If you have more time, it can also be made on the stove top. Oats contain soluble fiber, which takes your body more time to digest, keeping you fuller for longer!
Here are some... Read More
March 5, 2020
Weekly Key Messages
Every year during the month of March, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics puts on their annual campaign, National Nutrition Month. Past themes have included, Eat a balanced diet every day, Choose good nutrition for today and tomorrow, and Enjoy the taste of eating right. This year’s theme is Eat Right, Bite by Bite. This theme puts emphasis on the fact that proper nutrition does not have to be complex. It also does not mean restriction. Small, practical changes are what... Read More
March 3, 2020
Your Health Insurance Doesn't Cover Your Prescription, Now What?
Without health insurance, prescription medications can be hundreds even thousands of dollars. This medication can be vital to your health and wellbeing, yet it may be too expensive for you to afford right now, so what should you do? There are a few different ways a situation like this can be handled:
Contact your doctor and request an “exception.” Your doctor is able to connect with your insurance company and request that they... Read More
February 26, 2020
Burrito Spaghetti Squash Boats
Winter brings cold, gloomy weather. Warm up with these delicious burrito spaghetti squash boats! Squash is not only delicious, but it provides a healthy amount of vitamin A, fiber, and folate! This recipe brings all the comfort that a big pasta meal would bring, but it leaves you feeling more energized and filled with nutrients. Even better, a medium sized spaghetti squash only costs around $2.00, making it budget friendly! This recipe takes both pasta and... Read More
February 24, 2020
Why You Should Increase Your Fiber Intake
Most Americans consume around 10-15 grams of fiber each day. Unfortunately, this does not meet the 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men that is recommended by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. You may be wondering what fiber even is. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that is indigestible by the human body. There are two types of fiber, insoluble and soluble, each reaping their own benefits when consumed. Insoluble fiber draws water into your... Read More
February 20, 2020
Listen Your Way To A Healthier You
Everyone has that one song that brings happiness as soon as you hear the first lyric. There may be a happy memory associated with the song, or a meaning behind the words that makes everything else around you freeze. It plays in the car, stores, parties, or pumps you up for a big workout. Music isn’t only known for enjoyment; it also is associated with positive health and emotional outcomes.
Here are some examples of how your favorite song can impact your... Read More
February 17, 2020
What It Is And Why You Should Do It
Everyone talks about the importance of self-care, but does the true meaning of it always get interpreted the right way? Yes, self-care can mean letting yourself have a glass of wine or a hot bath every once in a while, but there is much more to it than that. Practicing self-care is very different for every person. An act of self-care for one person can be something that another finds unenjoyable.
The International Self-Care Foundation has brought forward a... Read More
February 12, 2020
Healthy, Easy, And Fun To Make: Fresh Spring Rolls!
It can be challenging to think of fun, new, and tasty recipes to add to your daily life. Fresh spring rolls (sometimes referred to as summer rolls) are not the deep fried spring rolls you may find at a Chinese restaurant or in the freezer section of your grocery store. They are a light, healthy, fresh and impressive recipe to make for yourself or your friends. Fresh spring rolls can be filled with veggies, protein, and even fruit! They are so... Read More
February 10, 2020
There Are Many Reasons Why Alone Time Is Important
Social media causes us to be connected with our peers constantly - checking emails, Facetiming, texting. A busy, constantly connected life seems to be admirable in today’s world. While being social is important, being able to spend time alone with yourself is equally as important.
Here are some benefits of alone time:
It increases productivity - People preform much better with privacy. Try out the quiet room in the UNH Dimond Library, where... Read More