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SPIN: Students Promoting Information on Nutrition

Friday, November 30, 2012
By: Kendra Moffett

Students Promoting Information on Nutrition, also known as SPIN, is a great organization on campus to get involved in that is run by UNH Health Services. These mentors are student volunteers that get trained to counsel and educate those who are looking to for more knowledge and assistance in the field of nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. These students receive intensive training and education by trained professionals in the field, and are well equipped to help others with questions regarding nutrition.

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Tagged In: counsel, Health Services, Healthy UNH, Kendra Moffett, Nutrition, SPIN, student organizations

Fight Fatigue!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
By: Haeley Stewart

A college student’s life is a constant struggle between balancing class, studying, work, exams, internships, any type of social life and much more. Even reading that list is tiring. Trying to find time to simply fall sleep can even feel like a monumental challenge. With that being said, fatigue for a college student is almost expected, in my opinion.

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Tagged In: drink water, Fatigue, Haeley Stewart, Healthy UNH, hydrated, Nutrition

It’s not the Turkey’s Fault that you are Tired

Monday, November 26, 2012
By: Courtney Eaton

The poor turkey is having a rough enough day without being blamed for your sleepiness after the Thanksgiving feast. Many people have heard the rumor that turkey contains a chemical called tryptophan that causes us to feel tired. According to

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Tagged In: Courtney Eaton, Healthy UNH, melatonin, Nutrition, overeating, serotonin, thanksgiving, tired, turkey

Protein Problems?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
By: Kim Mayo

Ever since the term “pink slime” was brought to our attention meat is seemingly less appealing. Red meat in particular over chicken or other poultry. Personally I don’t consider myself to be a vegetarian, but if I am offered a veggie burger or a hamburger I will always chose the non-meat option. Since I do not eat much meat I need to make sure that I am getting protein from other sources! 

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, Kim Mayo, Nutrition, pink slime, protein, vegetarian

NEAT Ways to Burn Calories

Monday, November 19, 2012
By: Courtney Eaton

Did you know you could burn calories by just talking on the phone? Sure! If you pace while you chat instead of sitting down, you burn calories without even thinking about it! This is NEAT! No, really; NEAT stands for Non-Exercise Activity Thermoneogenesis  These are activities that you can do every day to burn calories without going to the gym.  Some NEAT activities that are easily incorporated into your day include:

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Tagged In: activity, burn calories, calories, Courtney Eaton, Healthy, Healthy UNH, metabolic rate, non-exercise, Physical Activity, physical health

In Praise of Yogurt

Friday, November 16, 2012
By: Madeleine Gould

Yogurt is delicious. You can find it in many different flavors. You can eat it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It can be used as a lower-calorie substitute for sour cream. It can be used to make smoothies. Yogurt is a versatile, tasty, and also healthful food. Other than its deliciousness and usefulness in different dishes, it exhibits some serious health benefits. Every year, more studies are released on the benefits of yogurt. Let’s examine the nutritional science behind these health benefits.

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Tagged In: calcium, Healthy UNH, live and active cultures, Madeleine Gould, Nutrition, probiotics, Yogurt

Lower Your Insurance Costs With Diet and Exercise

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
By: Madeleine Gould

We all are aware that eating right and exercising regularly contribute to a healthier body and mind. But did you know that the better you eat and the more you exercise, the lower health care costs may become?  If you eat healthier and exercise more, you will be a healthier individual, and therefore needing to use medical services less.

                1. Lower premiums.

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Tagged In: exercises, Health Care Consumerism, health costs, Healthy UNH, Insurance, lower premiums, Madeleine Gould

Read for Leisure and Read for Your Mental Health

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
By: Kendra Moffett

Autumn can be a wonderfully relaxing time of the year, with the weather cooling off, and new festive activities becoming more and more abundant. Although for many college students, when the foliage starts to change, so does the pace of schoolwork. And fall is always a time for exams, which can be taxing on your mental health. It is also a time of increased risk of sickness as cold and flu season encroaches.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, Kendra Moffett, Mental Health, mental wellness, reading, Stress

Fall Fitness

Friday, November 9, 2012
By: Kendra Moffett

Autumn is a lovely time of the year to start or maintain your workout routine. The days are cooling off, and the scenery is very appealing. Starting a physical activity routine in the autumn months are also helpful when the holiday season comes around to help curb any potential over-indulgence. 

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Tagged In: Autumn, Fall, Healthy UNH, Physical Activity, work out

Staying Calm After Hurricane Sandy

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
By: Kim Mayo

New Hampshire was extremely fortunate not to receive the full force of Hurricane Sandy; however, students here come from all over the country. If you happen to be from one of the hard hit areas, such as New Jersey or New York, do not hesitate to talk to a friend or a support system about it. Keeping one’s mental health as high as possible during a time of devastation can be very difficult, but reaching out to a friend or to family members back home can help your emotions stay elevated.

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Tagged In: disasters, Healthy UNH, hurricane, Kim Mayo, Mental Health, mental wellness, phychology, staying calm, Stress
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