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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

How to Handle a Disappointing Grade

Monday, November 5, 2012
By: Kim Mayo

Now that we are officially a month into the semester, the first wave of exams has come and gone. Having more than one test in a week is tough, especially when it comes to managing your time.  Getting a low or failing grade on a test is not the end of your college career, but it should be used as motivation to do better the next time around. As a student one can blame a bad exam grade on the teacher, any distractions, that one class you missed, or just overall bad timing.

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Tagged In: dealing with disappointment, Healthy UNH, Kim Mayo, low grades, Mental Health, mental wellness, positive thinking

Fat Talk Free Week at UNH Last Week

Friday, November 2, 2012
By: Courtney Eaton

Fat Talk Free Week is a nation-wide initiative to ban fat talk for an entire week.  Fat talk is defined as any language that involves criticizing one’s body or the body of someone else. The slogan for the event is “Friends don’t let friends fat talk.” You have probably seen the stickers or flyers around the UNH campus at some point because UNH has been involved from the very beginning.

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Tagged In: Courtney Eaton, Fat Talk Free Week, Healthy UNH, mental wellness, Nutrition

Know Your Food with EcoGastronomy

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
By: Madeleine Gould

EcoGastronomy is a word coined by the University of New Hampshire itself, just like EcoGastronomy is a program available only at UNH. Break the word “EcoGastronomy” down, and it basically means environmental eating. But what is that? There are a thousand ways to interpret it, and most of them describe the EcoGastronomy dual major.

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Tagged In: EcoGastronomy, environmental eating, Healthy UNH, Madeleine Gould, Nutrition

Couch to 5K

Monday, October 29, 2012
By: Haeley Stewart

There is rarely a time that I go through campus and don't see someone running. It is a really easy way to get in some exercise and bypass the crazy rush at the gym. But, for some of us who aren't that great at running or have injuries or even just get bored doing it, there is hope. I have really bad shin splints and want to be able to run long distances and do races, but my shins hold me back. So, when I heard about the Couch to 5k app, I bought it instantly. It is a 30 minute run that you do three times a week. During the run you alternate between walking and running.

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Tagged In: Couch to 5K, Exercise, Haeley Stewart, Healthy UNH, IPhone App, Physical Activity, Running

Health Costs: What Hangs in the Balance in this Upcoming Presidential Election?

Friday, October 26, 2012
By: Kendra Moffett

With the 2012 Presidential Election quickly approaching, it can be nerve-racking for young adults between the ages of 18-25 to see where they will fall with either candidate if President Obama gets re-elected, or if Governor Mitt Romney gets elected. Below is the breakdown of what will happen to some health care costs access and the state of the Affordable Care Act depending on which candidate wins the Presidential Election.

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Tagged In: Affordable Care Act, health costs, Healthy UNH, Kendra Moffett, Nutrition
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