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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

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Monday, December 3, 2012
By: Courtney Eaton

Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities! Today is dedicated to those who have both visible and non-visible disabilities. These students, no matter how severe the ailment, can have a hard time doing well on exams and completing work on time. This day is a great way to show them that they can achieve all they wish to achieve despite their disability.

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Tagged In: Courtney Eaton, Disabilities, Healthy UNH, MUB Event, Persons with Disabilities

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
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