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Boost your Brain Power

Friday, January 17, 2014
By: Gabby Chesney

Everyone knows that exercising is important to keep our bodies healthy, but what about our brains? Just like the body, the brain needs to be exercised in order to stay optimally healthy. Here are a few easy tips to exercise your brain so it stays sharp for years to come. 

Physical Activity

Doesn’t it seem like everything health related comes back to physical activity? That’s because it does! Being physically active helps boost brainpower and keeps you more alert. So instead of watching a 30-minute TV program, try going for a walk or a job.

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Tagged In: brain, congnitive, Exercise, fish, Gabby Chesney, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, mental wellness, Omega-3, Physical Activity, puzzles, Sleep

TV Workout

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

You’ve been studying for a huge exam, and you finally take it.It’s over!You’re done and finally free to relax.But wait.You haven’t been to the gym in over 4 days and you feel guilty about just going home and sitting and watching a movie on TV.RELAX.You deserve it.The good news is, that you can get in your workout while relaxing and watching a tv show! 

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Tagged In: Exercise, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, Physical Activity, workout

What Healthcare Plan is Right for You?

Monday, January 13, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

Healthcare plans can be a complicated topic that many college students like to avoid, myself included! But when one breaks down healthcare insurance plans they are much less daunting and it is very important for students to be smart healthcare consumers! When you begin looking at a plan for yourself it is important to recognize the differences, to find the best plan to fit your needs!

So what are the different plans?

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Tagged In: Health Care Consumerism, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, Insurance, Kelsey McCullough

Fight Fat Fear!

Friday, January 10, 2014
By: Gabby Chesney

We live in a fat-fearing world. With all of the non-fat and low-fat products out there, many consumers believe that fat is always unhealthy. There is however a type of fat that everybody can benefit from. Omega-3 Fatty acids have been proven to provide many health benefits. So before you cut the fat do a little research about where you can get Omega-3’s and how they can help you!

Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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Tagged In: benefits, Depression, fat, Gabby Chesney, Health, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, Nutrition, Omega-3 Fatty acids, osteoporosis, triglyceride

Equipment Rentals from Campus Recreation

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
By: Ann Steeves
 

Are you an outdoor adventure enthusiast? Interested in seeing what the great outdoors can offer you for physical activity? Well the University of New Hampshire offers extremely discounted rental prices for students! Try out kayaking for only $10, or snowshoeing for $8, or all the equipment for a weekend hiking trip! The Hamel Recreation Center tons of great rental equipment, so that you can try out whatever you are interested in without committing to the high prices of buying your own gear!

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Tagged In: active, Campus Recreation, equipment, Equipment Rentals, Fitness, Hamel Rec, Healthy UNH, Hiking, kayak, Kelsey McCullough, Physical Activity, snowshoe

Preventive Care and Minimizing Health Costs

Monday, January 6, 2014
By: Mary Houghton

The world of health costs can be a mind boggling place. I know that personally, as a college student, its hard to care about health costs. I know that when I’m sick, I go to the doctor and get prescribed a medication and the bill gets sent to my mother. Why should we start caring? Because in the very near future, we will all be on our own, paying our own health care costs.As we enter our later years, we will be more and more at risk for disease. A way that you can lower health costs is by taking advantage of health care benefits for preventive care.

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Tagged In: Health Care Consumerism, health costs, Healthy UNH, Mary Houghton, Preventive Care, saving

The Truth About Carbohydrates!

Friday, January 3, 2014
By: Mary Houghton

With several trending diets out there such as Atkins, South Beach, etc; people nowadays are lead to believe that eating carbohydrates is bad for us or is what makes us gain weight. Well believe it or not, this is the farthest thing from the truth! Carbohydrates are what our body uses to make glucose, which fuels our body and all of its processes. In fact, not eating enough carbohydrates can hurt you.

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Tagged In: beans, Carbohydrates, complex carbohydrates, fiber, fuel, glucose, Healthy UNH, Ketosis, Mary Houghton, no carb diet, Nutrition, simple carbohydrates, starchy vegetables, weight, whole grains

Happiness: A How to Guide

Tuesday, December 24, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

Over the years, I have received all sorts of advice regarding how to be happy. From “do what you love” to “don’t sweat the small stuff” everyone seems to have some idea of how to live a happy and fulfilling life. While I don’t have all of the answers, I have realized some of the qualities necessary to lead a happy life. Read on to hear what they are!  

Gratefulness

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Tagged In: Awareness, Gabby Chesney, Gratefulness, happiness, Healthy UNH, Kindness, Mental Health, mental wellness

Foods that help bad moods!

Friday, December 20, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

College is a very stressful time in peoples’ lives and students often don’t know they can actually reduce stress symptoms by what they eat. I am going to go over a few different moods and provide you with some great food fighting tools to get you through midterms! 

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Tagged In: anthocyanin, antioxidants, green tea, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Mental Health, mental wellness, mood, Nutrition, omega 3, Stress, theanine, vitamin C

Mindful Eating

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

You are sitting down at a table, with a huge plate of turkey, cranberry stuffing, corn, and mashed potatoes.I’m sure your mouth is watering just from reading those words.You can smell the aroma coming from the warm plate of food.You look at the colors, the texture, imagining the flavor, engaging all your senses.You put the food on your fork and take a closer look, imagining all the food as it was before it became this delicious meal.You place a forkful into your mouth and instead of chewing and swallowing right away; you savor the bursts of flavor, breaking down each individual flavor and t

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Tagged In: binge eating, consciousness, control, Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, mindful eating, Nutrition, pleasurable
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