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The Key to Vitamin D

Friday, March 15, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

Over the years Vitamin D has not been one of the most commonly talked about vitamins. Despite not being a frequent topic of discussion among the general public, Vitamin D plays a critical role in health. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, Vitamin D has many health benefits. One of the main roles Vitamin D plays is aiding in calcium absorption and bone health. Without adequate Vitamin D a person runs the risk of developing weak and misshapen bones or even Osteoporosis.

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Tagged In: bone health, calcium, calcium absorption, cancer, diabetes, eggs, Gabby Chesney, Healthy UNH, heart disease, hypertension, Nutrition, osteoporosis, Outdoors, salmon, tuna, Vitamin D

The Melting Pot of English Cuisine

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
By: Courtney Eaton

Regent’s College has a variety of meals each day and I thought it was because they are trying to cater to the different cultures here at the school, but this is not the case. English cuisine  is similar to American cuisine in that it is a mix of different cultures. In the morning, there is a combination of a full English breakfast, French croissants and pain au chocolat (a chocolate-filled croissant), and some granola and yogurt.

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Tagged In: Courtney Eaton, England, Healthy UNH, London, Nutrition

Is Obama’s Health Care Law Creating a Doctor Shortage?

Monday, March 11, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, by the time we reach 2015, we are going to be short 62,900 primary care physicians in the United States. They expect this number to be almost doubled by the time we reach 2025. A primary care physician is the first person a patient will seek if they are ill. Today, people are bypassing this, and going directly to emergency care. Many times, people are admitting themselves to the emergency room when in reality; they really do not need to be there. Why?

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Tagged In: Health Care Consumerism

Zumba- the most fun you can have at the gym!

Friday, March 8, 2013
By: Ann Steeves

Like to dance? Looking to get in shape or change up your cardio workout? Ever heard of Zumba? Zumba is an energetic dance class where participants are able to let loose and have fun!  I took a Zumba class a few days ago after a two-year hiatus of zumba-ing and I honestly forgot how much fun it was! The dance moves are relatively simple but fast paced to get your heartbeat going. Most of the music is top-40’s hits that you can sing along to if you want to make the most of the experience. It’s a one-hour class of dancing to the beat in a room of 30+ people doing the same thing.

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Tagged In: Ann Steeves, dance, Fitness, Hamel rec center, Healthy UNH, Physical Activity, whittemore, Zumba, zumba classes

March, It’s National Nutrition Month!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

March is National Nutrition Month! 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of this campaign, hosted by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. The theme for 2013 is, “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day!”  National Nutrition Month urges people to understand that food choices are based on their health concerns, their food preferences, their lifestyle, their culture and their traditions. The campaign is spreading the message to choose healthy food choices, personalized specifically to you.

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Tagged In: food choices, Health, healthy food, Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, moderation, My Plate, National Nutrition Month, Nutrition, USDA, Wildcat Plate

Sleeping Into a Better State of Mind

Monday, March 4, 2013
By: Kelley Simpson

Remember the days when you would cry at the mention of bed time?  All the fighting for only an extra hour of TV time.  As a college student, sleep seems to become more of a reward; one that you could not be happier to achieve!  When your work is done for the day you can finally relax and dream away all of your stress.  More and more sleep is being lost today though, especially in the lives of college students.

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Tagged In: concentrate, energy, Healthy UNH, Kelley Simpson, Mental Health, mental wellness, Sleep

Choose your own adventure!

Friday, March 1, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

With spring break on the horizon there has been a lot of talk on campus about the various vacations and adventures people will be embarking on. Don’t have a wild adventure planned yet? Don’t worry, there is plenty of time left this semester for a mini-trip and Outdoor Adventures has you covered. Outdoor Adventures offers day and overnight trips throughout the year. Some of the trips still to come this semester include an overnight canoe trip at Squam Lake, a day trip bouldering at Lincoln Woods and a day of Rock Climbing in Rumney!

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Tagged In: Bouldering, camping, canoe trip, Exercise, Fitness, Gabby Chesney, Healthy UNH, Outdoor Adventures, Physical Activity, rock climbing, UNH clubs, UNH Outdoor Adventures Club

Eating Concerns Awareness Week

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

February 25th marks the start of Eating Concerns Awareness Week. This program is provided to UNH students by the Office of Health Education and Promotion. The program is running Monday, February 25th through Thursday, February 28th. This program is developed for any student who has an eating concern or is having difficulties with their body image. Eating Concerns Awareness week also encourages students to reach out for help if they have a friend or family member coping with an eating disorder.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, Nutrition

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, Physical Activity, Women's Health and Fitness
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