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Avocados are Packed with Nutrients for Your Health

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Monday, December 15, 2014
By: Jessica Palmer

Have you noticed the growing popularity of this up and coming super food? Now advertised and served at nearly every restaurant, avocados can be added to just about every dish, but I’m not complaining!

Avocado is a fruit and has a flavor and texture that works well with just about anything. It is packed with nutrients and has a nickname of the “alligator pear”, given its thick, bumpy skin. It has grown very popular in the American diet because of the high nutritional content it packs.

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Tagged In: Alligator Pear, avocado, Blog, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, Nutrition, Potassium

Campus Recreation Group Classes!

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Thursday, December 11, 2014
By: Brenna Robinson

Gym intimidation can be one of the biggest reasons students do not go to the gym. It is possible you cannot find the right work out that works for you. Luckily for you, Campus Rec has designed a diverse schedule of group classes you can choose from. These classes are varied from Zumba, cycling, and strength fitness. The classes are here to make the typical gym visit a better experience for those who are interested in variety in their workouts. With such a variety of classes, it is possible for you to try them all out and find which one you like the most.

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Tagged In: Brenna Robinson, Campus Rec, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Physical Activity, Physical Activity

Use your lunch break as a time to de-stress

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
By: Jessica Palmer

Many adults in the work place get busy in their routine and forget to take a moment to de-stress each day. In theory, working through a lunch break or eating at a desk would save time and be more efficient. In reality, this isn’t improving your work ethic and may even slow you down if you don’t take any time for yourself.

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Tagged In: energy, Exercise, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Jessica Palmer, lunch break, mental wellness, Mental Wellness, mindfulness, music, reenergize, social, Stress, student blog

Quick and easy recipes for the most important meal of the day!

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Thursday, December 4, 2014
By: Stephanie Schmeltzer

Don’t have enough time in the morning to have a full blown sit-down breakfast? Lots of us don’t, it’s hard to get out the door every morning and to campus on time. There are lots of recipes  out there that are quick and healthy to keep you going throughout the day.  If you ever heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you have heard right.

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Tagged In: Breakfast, healthy breakfasts, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, Nutrition, quick meals, recipes, Stephanie Schmeltzer

Kognito Training for Faculty/Staff and Students

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
By: Stephanie Schmeltzer

Are you a faculty/staff member on campus that has noticed drastic and extreme changes in one of your students? Has the student been showing signs of distress and been struggling more than usual in school? What can you do to help this student? Situations like these can be very tricky to approach and may be uncomfortable.  How do you approach this student without trying to offend them?

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Tagged In: Faculty, Healthy UNH, Kognito, Mental Wellness, Staff, Stephanie Schmeltzer, students, Training

Relieve Stress with Frazzle Free Finals! - Fall 2014

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Monday, December 1, 2014
By: Jessica Palmer

We are officially on the downhill run of fall semester which means that finals are going to be here before we know it. But don’t panic, Healthy UNH and other campus programs are here to help you have a “Frazzle Free” finals week. Unfortunately the weeks surrounding finals often consists of little sleep, poor eating schedules, and high levels of stress, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

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Tagged In: #UNHfff, Dimond LIbrary, Frazzle Free Finals, Healthy UNH, mental wellness, Mental Wellness, Primal Scream, Stress, stress relief, Study Buddies

Success without the Stress

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By: Heather DeMello

Do you feel as though you have a to-do list as long as your arm? One of the most common causes of stress is feeling pressured by a lack of time. The managing of time and the managing of stress go hand in hand. Managing one is necessary to effectively manage the other. Feeling as though you have too much to do and not enough time to do it in can create a significant amount of stress.

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Tagged In: Blog, checklist, goal, Healthy UNH, Heather DeMello, manage, Mental Wellness, mental wellness, plan, priority, schedule, Stress

Ski and Board Club

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
By: Audrey Walker

It’s that time of year again. Everyone’s breaking out their skis and snowboards as we are awaiting the first big snow of the year! If you don’t have a car on campus, it can be difficult to get to and from the mountains. If you’re an avid skier, there’s a great solution for you! UNH sponsors a great club called the Ski and Board Club. After you pay club dues, they offer rides to students to and from Loon Mountain and Sunday River.  They offer rides every Saturday as long as there is not weather issues.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, loon mountain, Physical Activity, Physical Activity, shredding, skiing, Snowboarding, student programs, sunday river, UNH, wildcats, winter

Plan Your Portions for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Monday, November 24, 2014
By: Heather DeMello

For anyone trying to reach or maintain a personal weight goal, Thanksgiving can be a tough holiday. With so many delicious food tempting you, it can be difficult to maintain your healthy habits during the holiday season. Splurging on Thanksgiving dinner can set off a domino effect for eating habits throughout the holidays. Take control of the day and jumpstart your motivation for a happy and healthy holiday season. Incorporating fresh vegetables and produce into Thanksgiving dishes can bring health color and flavor to your table!

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Tagged In: Blog, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Heather DeMello, mental wellness, My Plate, Nutrition, Nutrition, portion, Wildcat Plate

Pack your next lunch!

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Thursday, November 20, 2014
By: Jessica Palmer

We know it can be hard to find a healthy lunch in a hurry. During a busy work week the last thing you want to be thinking about is what you should eat for lunch, but it is an important part to your day. What you eat while at work will determine your energy level and overall health if you’re working long hours. The key is to plan ahead so you aren’t stuck purchasing fast food or other convenient, unhealthy options. Packing a lunch will save you time, money, and your health in the long run.

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Tagged In: healthy eating, Healthy UNH, Jessica, Lunch, Nutrition
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