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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

The “Other Side” of The Gym

Friday, February 1, 2013
By: Kim Mayo

 

Right when you walk into the gym at the Rec Center it is clear that there is a gender divide. Typically the men are towards the right in the free weight and bench press area, while the women are towards the left with the aerobic equipment and assisted weight machines. Unfortunately, it seems out of the norm when an individual of the opposite gender crosses over into that other section. This subtle move takes a lot of confidence and should be applauded! 

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Tagged In: gym, gym etiquette, Health, Healthy UNH, Kim Mayo, Physical Exercise, UNH rec center

Organic Garden Club

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
By: Haeley Stewart

Organic foods and organic practices are receiving quite a lot of attention lately. I know I can't walk down the grocery store without seeing organic labels on food as well as advertising for "going organic" everywhere. Maybe you have no idea what being organic means and are interested in finding out, or maybe you already are an organic eater and want to spread awareness to others. Either way, those of you interested in eating organic or learning more about what it means to eat organically, this organization at UNH deserves your attention.

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Tagged In: food labels, Haeley Stewart, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, organic, Organic Garden Club, student run

Explorations in Nutrition and Culture

Monday, January 28, 2013
By: Madeleine Gould

Are you a nutrition student who is itching to go abroad, but can’t seem to find a place for it in your busy schedule? This is a problem many nutrition students run into. Class scheduling is rigorous with the amount of classes nutrition majors have to take, and many times, students miss out on studying abroad because they feel like they have limited time.  

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, Italy, Madeleine Gould, Nutrition, Study Abroad

Friends Are the Key to Your Mental Health

Friday, January 25, 2013
By: Haeley Stewart

Being a student is almost a guarantee that at some point you are going to be stressed out and overwhelmed. When you have a horrible week and are up to your eyeballs in homework, exams and extracurricular activities, how do you make time for yourself? Some things I have done in the past to help get away are taking a nap, going for a run, taking a yoga class and even catching up on my favorite TV shows on Netflix. But one of my favorite things to do for myself is surrounding myself with my friends.

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Tagged In: friends, Haeley Stewart, Healthy UNH, Mental Health

Healthy Winter Vegetables

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
By: Kendra Moffett

Many people believe that the winter months are not conducive to growing vegetables. This incorrect notion is not only, but is preventing people from experiencing the wonderfully nutritious vegetables that are grown during these colder months.

Artichokes are a great source of Vitamin C, and they also help to aid in digestion. It is important to remove the thorns before consuming this vegetable.  Artichokes go great on salads, sandwiches, and almost everything else. They add a yummy, sweet and bitter flavor to any dish.

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Tagged In: artichokes, beta-carotene, Healthy UNH, kale, Kendra Moffett, Nutrition, squash, super vegetable, vitamin C, winter vegetables

Exercise More, Live Longer!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
By: Madeleine Gould

Physical activity’s importance has been drilled into our minds since elementary school. There are so many reasons to fit it into our busy schedules; stress relief and weight management being just a couple of those reasons. However, recently, researchers have found even another motivation for us to engage in regular physical activity.

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Tagged In: cancer, Healthy UNH, life expectancy, Madeleine Gould, Physical Activity

Hot Chocolate for the Soul

Friday, January 18, 2013
By: Kim Mayo

After getting home from class or work on a dark, chilly night why not warm up with a nice cup of hot chocolate? Hot chocolate can be a great treat to curb any sweet cravings plus you can add your own personal twist to it.

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Tagged In: corn syrup, healthier hot chocolate, Healthy UNH, Hot Chocolate, hydrogenated, Kim Mayo, Nutrition
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