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Body Image During the Holidays

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

Once November comes around, it is one holiday after another, starting with Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and Christmas, etc. What is the one thing that all holidays have in common? Food. And LOTS of it. For someone battling with a negative body image, these cheerful and happy holidays can become sad, depressing and unappealing.  Food is the central gathering part of all the holidays. Turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie are all served at Thanksgiving and are all foods that do contain a decent amount of fat.

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Tagged In: Body Image, Healthy UNH, Holidays, Jenna Channell, Mental Health

The Price of Smoking

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

November 21st was the Great American Smoke Out. Here at UNH, students are encouraged to kick the habit by being educated of the harmful effects of smoking and offered resources to help them quit. The Center of Disease Control reports that smoking is the leading preventative cause of disease in the U.S. Smoking causes approximately 443,000 deaths from cancer, lung disease and heart attacks each year.

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Tagged In: cancer, health costs, Healthy UNH, heart attacks, Kelsey McCullough, lung disease, preventative, Price, smoking

Eating disorders and weight concerns-Lets talk about it.

Monday, November 25, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

A study conducted in 2008 found that 65% of women between the ages of 25-45 have disordered eating habits, and another 10% actually have an eating disorder. That means that about 75% of women struggle to maintain positive attitudes and healthy practices when it comes to food. These percentages are WAY too high, it is time to rethink our relationship with food and begin enjoying food in a healthy manner. 

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Tagged In: anorexia, bulimia, Diet, eating disorder, Extreme dieting, Healthy, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Mental Health, UNH Counseling Center, weight, weight concern

SAFE Peer Educators

Friday, November 22, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

S.A.F.E stands for Substance Awareness through Functional Education. S.A.F.E is a group on campus that was created to help students understand different issues about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. The programs put on by this club are meant to contain factual information to help students choose healthy lifestyles. Peer educators in this group learn how different factors like society, attitudes and values affect student’s decisions about drugs and alcohol.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, S.A.F.E., Substance Awareness through Functional Education, UNH

The Great American Smokeout

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
By: Suzanne Hogan

The Great American Smokeout is a national event held on the third Thursday of November each year. It is an event to raise awareness of the negative health consequences of smoking. People can use this day as a day to quit smoking. The UNH Campus has celebrated this day for more than 15 years. This year it will fall on November 21st. The event is put on by Health Services and S.A.F.E. (Substance Awareness through Functional Education) peer educators. These peer educators will be tabling at the MUB to provide more information and quit kits to students.

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Tagged In: cravings, GASO, Great American Smokeout, Healthy UNH, peer educators, quit kits, S.A.F.E., Substance Awareness through Functional Education, support groups., Suzy Hogan, tobacco

Dance your Way to Fitness

Monday, November 18, 2013
By: Mary Houghton

If you are anything like me, you’re always looking for different ways to get in physical fitness without hitting the gym. I love to find ways to exercise while having fun. One way that I have always known how to get fit and have fun is by dancing! Dancing is a great way to stay in shape by improving cardiovascular endurance, strength, coordination, and flexibility. It is also a great way to express yourself artistically and to just have a good time!

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Tagged In: cardiovascular, coordination, dance, endurance, Fitness, flexibility, Healthy UNH, Mary Houghton, strength, Zumba

Emergency Room or Urgent Care

Friday, November 15, 2013
By: Suzanne Hogan

With the costs of health care increasing in all aspects, it is important to understand the difference between emergency rooms and urgent care centers. If you find yourself in an emergency situation, don't hesitate to go to the emergency department of a hospital but if you have a less threatening condition, consider an urgent care facility.

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Tagged In: emergency room, health costs, Healthy UNH, laboratory, prescription, Suzy Hogan, Urgent Care, x-ray

The Inside Scoop on Dessert

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
By: Mary Houghton

Do you ever find yourself craving a little something sweet after dinner? Or lunch? Or even just because? If you answered yes, know that you are certainly not alone! In honor of national dessert month, its time to celebrate and appreciate our sweet tooth. People talk about how “bad” or “forbidden” dessert is when the reality is, dessert can be your friend, not your enemy. Yes, eating a brownie sundae with hot fudge and whipped cream every day may not be the most nutritious habit, but once in a while? Go right ahead! Everything is good in moderation!

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Tagged In: cinnamon, dark chocolate, Dessert, Eating Well, fruit, Healthy UNH, Mary Houghton, moderation, National Dessert Month, Nutrition, Yogurt

A Taste of Talent: UNH Gourmet Dinner

Friday, November 8, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

Food. We eat it everyday to keep ourselves alive and functioning. For most people however, food serves a much greater purpose. Meals serve as a gathering place for friends; recipes are a way to pass down traditions from generation to generation. Not to mention trying new dishes and foods is satisfying and good for the soul. While the dining hall has a lot of options, it can get boring eating at the same place multiple times a day for the whole year. So why not spice it up a bit, support UNH students and check out the upcoming Gourmet Dinner! 

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Tagged In: Gabby Chesney, Gourmet, Healthy UNH, hospitality classes, Paul College, UNH, UNH Hospitality Management

Heart Rate

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
By: Suzanne Hogan

Heart rate is a great tool to have when it comes to being physically active.Monitoring your heart rate can tell you how hard your heart is working.A target heart rate is an ideal range for working out.It is about 50-85% of your maximum heart rate.Below this range and you may not be working hard enough to see health benefits.Above this range can be dangerous as it is straining your heart.Target heart rates can be different for everyone.As you age, your target heart rate decreases. 

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Tagged In: active, American Heart Association, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Heart, Suzy Hogan, target heart rate
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