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The Psychology of Eating

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

So often when we think about being “health” in the context of the foods we eat we consider the nutrients, calories and other nutrition-related information. One important area of health that is often overlooked is the Psychology of eating. While many people know what types of foods they should be eating to fuel the body and the mind, most people are unaware of why they eat the way they do. I recently had the opportunity to speak with author and expert on the psychology of eating, Karen R. Koenig LCSW, M. ED.

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Tagged In: critical thinking skills, Gabby Chesney, Healthy UNH, Karen R. Koenig, Mental Health, Nutrition, obsession, Psychology, why eat

The Cost of Diabetes

Monday, October 28, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

Practicing a healthy lifestyle shows that you truly care about your well being and by exercising and eating right, you can greatly lower health costs.Practicing preventative care will lower the cost of drug prescriptions and doctor visits.Eating a diet low in saturated fats, and living an active lifestyle can prevent diseases like diabetes, which require many medical prescriptions and visits.

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Tagged In: CDCP, center for disease control and prevention, Cost of Diabetes, diabetes, Health Care Consumerism, health costs, Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, preventative care

Going the Distance

Friday, October 25, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

I have been a runner for at least 13 years. I grew up running track and cross-country, with my mother as the coach. It was so easy to run 6 or 7 miles at practice when I was on a team, but now that I am in college, I get so bored running alone! After only a mile in, I’m looking to run back to my apartment because I notice myself focusing on my burning legs, or my shortness of breath. I think about how nice a hot shower will feel after I’m done. However, running just a mile just doesn’t cut it for me. I feel like I am skimping on my workout.

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Tagged In: Fitness, Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, mental wellness, Physical Activity, Running, social, UNH campus walking guide

Test Anxiety

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

College can be stressful; being away from home, surrounded by new people, and having difficult courses. Many students can find college to be overwhelming, especially their first year. A great way to reduce stress is reducing test anxiety. Minnesota State University defines test anxiety as “when your anxiety prevents you from showing the professor what you have learned and know.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Mental Health, mental wellness, Test Anxiety

Boosting Body Image

Monday, October 21, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

As a female student, and nutrition major, I see first hand how important body image is to maintaining a healthy mind. According to Brown University Health Education, 74.4% of normal weight college women, often or all the time had thoughts about their body image. 46% of college men, who were at a healthy weight, had the same thoughts. 

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

Operation Beautiful

Friday, October 18, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

“I CHOOSE to be positive.” This is a phrase that we do not hear enough in our world. You know how when someone says, “I love your hair today”, or “You are absolutely wonderful”, you feel absolutely amazing inside? Why don’t we say these simple phrases everyday? Why don’t we make someone’s day, everyday? The goal of Operation Beautiful is to end negative self talk or “fat talk”. Negative self-talk inflicts pain; emotionally, spiritually and physically.

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Tagged In: Fat Talk Free, Health Services, Healthy UNH, inspire, Jenna Channell, mental wellness, Operation Beautiful, positive, UNH Program

Intramurals at UNH

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

A great way to have fun and stay in shape at UNH is by getting involved in intermurals! There are tons of great activities that range from flag football to dodge ball. Everyone can find something they enjoy!

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Tagged In: Fitness, Healthy UNH, Intramurals, Kelsey McCullough, Physical Activity, UNH Program

Eating Concern Mentors and Fat Talk Free Week!

Monday, October 14, 2013
By: Suzanne Hogan

Eating Concerns Mentors (ECM) is a group based out of Health Services that provide support and mentor students who are struggling with body image issues and eating disorders. The mentors are trained and educated on eating concerns and helping peers regarding these issues. Mentors may often act as a bridge to the professional help students need. Mentors believe that eating disorders can happen to anyone and that there is no one universal cause. They also believe in health at every size and the non-diet approach.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, mental wellness, Nutrition

Generic Drugs: A safe, money saving option.

Friday, October 11, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

These days everyone is looking to save some money. One cost that people often overlook is health care costs, even though the average family pays over $400 per month on health insurance. One simple way to reduce medical spending is to look into using generic drugs, rather then using big brand name drugs. 

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Tagged In: brand name, FDA approved, generic drugs, Health Care Consumerism, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, prescribed drugs, prescriptions

Healthcare Cost Blog

Thursday, October 10, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

Health care costs are something that most people are concerned about. There are many things a person can do to lower the amount of money they spend on healthcare. For example, leading an active and healthy lifestyle can significantly lower the amount of health problems a person faces in the future, thus lowering healthcare costs. However, sometimes health incidences arise that are unavoidable and healthcare costs accumulate. So what can you do to help you manage if you ever find yourself in that situation? Carefully plan and manage your finances! 

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Tagged In: Gabby Chesney, Health Care Consumerism, healthcare cost, Healthy UNH
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