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A Healthy Pick-Me-Up

Monday, February 25, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

Returning to school in the spring semester can be quite draining for any student. Going from a cozy house, filled with family and friends to waking up at early hours and trekking across campus in below freezing temperatures can tire even the most active person. To even hold your head up you might buy two or three coffees a day. Before you go and purchase that fourth cup, think twice about what other healthy alternatives are out there to help wake you up!

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Tagged In: almonds, avocado, blood sugar, caffeine, dark chocolate, endorphins, healthy food options, Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, Nutrition, walnuts

What is HIIT?

Friday, February 22, 2013
By: Haeley Stewart

Losing weight, working out consistently, eating healthy foods, spending less money and making sure to floss are all very popular New Year's resolutions. Ever since the calendar struck January every magazine features some new way to help you drop pounds, clothing stores move their workout gear to the front entrance and every other commercial is about some new diet pill that will transform your body. Instead of feeding into these traps and fads that set you up for failure (whether it is with your body goals or your wallet) why not transform yourself the right way.

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Tagged In: Fitness, Haeley Stewart, Healthy UNH, High Intensity Interval Training, HIIT, Women's Health and Fitness

Get Real! UNH and the growing student food movement

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
By: Ann Steeves

Young people have always clarified the morality of our times. This sentiment was echoed throughout this past weekend as the student organization, Get Real! UNH, had the opportunity to attend the Second Annual Real Food Challenge “Breaking Ground” National Summit. The Real Food Challenge is a growing student movement working toward changing institutional purchasing power to create a more just and sustainable food system.

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Tagged In: Ann Steeves, Dining, Health, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, Slow Food, Sustainability Academy

MUB Movies Provide Comic Relief

Monday, February 18, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

It’s been said that laughter is the best medicine. Although this statement might be a bit of a stretch, laughter does have several proven health benefits. An article was released by helpguide.org explaining the health benefits of laughter.

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Tagged In: Heathly UNH, Mental Health, MUB, Stress, UNH, UNH Event

My Experience Using England’s Healthcare

Friday, February 15, 2013
By: Courtney Eaton

On Tuesday, the 22nd I went to the Soho NHS Walk-In Clinic of London and was able to experience the difference between the US healthcare and that of London first-hand. Since my arrival in London I have had this cold that I just could not kick. It seemed to be getting worse and I feared a sinus infection, so I eventually went to the Soho NHS Walk-in Medical Clinic. First, let me note that Soho is a fantastic part of the city; my favorite part thus far.

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Tagged In: Courtney Eaton, England, Health System, Healthcare, Healthy UNH, London, UNH

The Snow-Day Workout

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

As I was sitting in my apartment, cooped up during the crazy snowstorm we had this weekend here in Durham and I started thinking about how I can get a workout without having to trek across campus to the gym. I also did not have the tools to ski or snowshoe, so how could I exercise at all?

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Tagged In: Fitness, Health, Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, Outdoors, UNH

Health Costs and Healthcare in the US and Italy

Monday, February 11, 2013
By: Ann Steeves

The cost of healthcare is a huge issue on the national stage as the United States tries to come to terms with its overwhelming state of national debt. Concern is growing especially among young people who will be given the task of dealing with the mounting debt. The nation’s debt comes from many sources, but healthcare is a big contributor. Healthcare costs exceed nearly 20% of U.S. GDP; a staggering estimated $2 trillion annually.

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Tagged In: Annie Steeves, health costs, Healthcare, Healthy UNH, Italy, US

Relationships Improve Mental Health

Friday, February 8, 2013
By: Haeley Stewart

Roses are red, violets are blue, Valentine's Day is coming, in only a few! Excuse my lame attempt at a poem, but whether you like it or not Valentine's Day is right around the corner.  Some people are excited to take their significant others out for a special date and others are sitting in their room stewing over how this is the world's stupidest holiday. Whether you are pro-Valentine's Day or completely against it, there is no denying that it takes a toll on your mental health in some way.

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Tagged In: anxiety, committed relationships, Depression, Haeley Stewart, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, mood disorders, Valentine's Day

Want To Be Fierce and Fabulous?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
By: Kelley Simpson

Do you want to connect with other UNH students and help discover your inner self? UNH created the empowering Be Fierce and Fabulous Women’s Group in 2007, and since then has successfully helped encourage and inspire over 100 individuals. College is a big transition in life, and can cause many mixed emotions for students. This motivational group serves the purpose of improving the confidence of young women and leads them on their way toward living a fulfilling life.

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Tagged In: Be Fierce and Fabulous, Health Services, Healthy UNH, Kelly Simpson, Mental Health

Skipping Class Actually Costs Money

Monday, February 4, 2013
By: Kim Mayo

As the temperature starts to drop, it seems that our immune system also goes down with it. Living in a dorm room, late nights in the library, and eating in the same locations is ideal for the germs also living at UNH. Getting sick often gives students the excuse to miss class. It is true that we are thinking about the other students in class and don’t want to get them sick, but have you ever thought about how much money you are losing?

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Tagged In: flu shots, flu vaccine, health costs, Healthy UNH, immune system, Kim Mayo, skipping class
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