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The Gluten Hype

Friday, January 4, 2013
By: Courtney Eaton

The presence of gluten-free foods has sky-rocketed across the nation and is causing some confusion. Some think that it can be used as a new fad diet, while others think that Celiac’s disease and gluten sensitivity are the same thing. First, let us determine what this “gluten stuff” actually is.

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Tagged In: celiac's disease, Courtney Eaton, Gluten, gluten-free, Healthy UNH, nutrients, Nutrition, villi

Toss It Or Save It?

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
By: Haeley Stewart

For my junior year, I decided to make the move to an off campus apartment instead of staying in the dorms. Other than having my own bedroom, the biggest perk is that I have a full kitchen now. No more two foot mini-fridge and nonexistent freezer. The transition from having a meal plan to cooking for yourself can be challenging, but it is certainly fun to learn how to cook. However there are some downsides as well, like the fruit flies that seem to never go away or last week's dinner rotting in your fridge.

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Tagged In: experation date, expired foods, food storage, Haeley Stewart, Healthy UNH, Nutrition

Bullying: It doesn’t stop in high school

Friday, December 21, 2012
By: Madeleine Gould

Middle and high school are notorious for being difficult. Changing bodies and expectations have been the inspiration for many books, movies and TV shows. These tough times of life have been stereotyped and turned humorous. Bullying in middle school and high school has been considered normal- almost a rite of passage in modern America.

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Tagged In: Bullying, cyber bullying, Healthy UNH, Madeleine Gould, Mental Health, mental wellness

Can Stress Levels Affect Your Health?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
By: Madeleine Gould

Do people describe you as an over-achiever? Do you strive for perfection? Are your friends amazed by your organizational abilities and timeliness? These traits describe people with “Type A” personalities. People who exhibit type A personalities tend to be very well on top of things, but having this sort of personality actually raises your risk of cardiovascular (heart) disease later in life, as proven by research done a few years ago. 

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, heart attack, Madeleine Gould, Mental Health, mental wellness, personality traits, Stress, stroke, Type A

It’s Snow Much Fun!

Monday, December 17, 2012
By: Kim Mayo

With the warm weather and colorful leaves starting to dwindle it can only mean one thing…winter is coming! Not everyone shares the same enthusiasm about freezing temperatures, but when snow finally comes new outdoors activities are possible! Skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating, and snowshoeing are just a couple. UNH is in a perfect location for winter sports because Durham is only 1 hour – 1.5 hours away to the closest ski mountain! College Woods and other UNH affiliated land, such as Kingman Farm, are great places to go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.

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Tagged In: cold, Healthy UNH, Kim Mayo, Outdoor activity, Physical Activity, Physical Exercise, skiing, UNH Ski & Board club

Happiness Cures the Common Cold

Friday, December 14, 2012
By: Courtney Eaton

Almost everyone knows someone that acts like they are dying when they have a couch and a sore throat. Perhaps it is you that complains continuously about your runny nose. Have you noticed that these people tend to be sick more often or for longer periods of time?

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Tagged In: cold, Courtney Eaton, flu, Healthy UNH, mental wellness, virus

Fresh Produce in Cold Months

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
By: Kendra Moffett

Many people have the incorrect notion that you can’t find fresh vegetables and produce in the winter months that provide nutritious salads and other main dishes. Luckily, that idea could not be farther from the truth. In fact, many farmers are preparing right now for upcoming winter farmer’s markets in these next few months.

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Tagged In: Cruciferous, fresh vegetables, Healthy UNH, Kendra Moffett, Nutrition, Seacoast Eat Local

Group Exercise for a Fitter You

Monday, December 10, 2012
By: Madeleine Gould

It’s tough to stay in shape. As college students, we are committed to our education and clubs, and we want to spare some time for fun too.  Even when we find the spare minutes to fit in some physical activity, it’s incredibly easy to come up with any excuse not to work out. It’s cold, it’s early, it’s raining, my knee hurts… Well, you know. The list goes on. But what if your workout was actually fun, and you were surrounded by your friends the whole time? That’s one reason why group fitness classes are superbly beneficial in helping busy people stay in shape.

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Tagged In: encouragement, Fitness, group exercise, Hamel rec center, Healthy UNH, Madeleine Gould, Physical Activity

Eat Smart for Finals!

Friday, December 7, 2012
By: Haeley Stewart

It's officially finals time! We're at the last stretch of our semester, but for most of us, the hardest part of our semester. I don't know whose idea it was to make the hardest part of our year the part where we are all mentally exhausted, but we just need to man up and get it done.

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Tagged In: Finals, Haeley Stewart, healthy eating, Healthy UNH, hydration, Nutrition

Have You Seen UNH's Wildcat Plate?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
By: Haeley Stewart

Everyone has heard of the dreaded "Freshman 15," however for me, it was more like the freshman 20. Coming to UNH as a freshman and having an unlimited dining plan made it super easy for me to eat WAY to much in our dining halls. Don't get me wrong, there are PLENTY of healthy choices to be made while eating on campus, but I just couldn't get over the delicious desert bar or the french fries that seemed to be there every single day.

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Tagged In: Haeley Stewart, Healthy UHH, Nutrition, over eating, Portion Plate, portion sizes, Wildcat Plate
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