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National Nutrition Month

Monday, March 21, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

March is National Nutrition Month so I figured this week’s nutrition blog would be a great way to honor it by sharing a little about campaign. The American Diet Association (ADA) sponsored this year’s educational operation in efforts to increase informed, healthy decision-making when it comes to food choices.  The theme this year is “Eat Right with Color.” What exactly does that mean?

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Cornucopia Food Pantry

Friday, March 18, 2011
By: Katie Cardinal

The Cornucopia Food Pantry is a non-profit organization consisting of UNH staff, students, and community individuals who work together to provide food baskets for needy UNH students, staff, faculty, and their families. Located at the Waysmeet Center at the United Campus Ministry to UNH at 15 Mill Road, the Cornucopia Food Pantry works with local businesses and farmers to provide essential foods to families in need.

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A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Mind

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
By: Sarah Sceery

Whole grains, fruits, vegetables…who would think those have anything to do with keeping a healthy mind? A great deal of research shows that deficiency in vitamins and essential nutrients can have harmful effects on the body, yet often they are not associated with mental health. Interestingly, there is research proven to support the fact that diets deficient in vitamins such as C, D and B vitamins, as well as protein can cause symptoms of depression or other mental health illnesses.

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Skip the Stretching

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

From the days of gym class in elementary school, we have all been taught that it is beneficial to stretch before any physical activity. But touching our toes and counting to ten before hopping on a treadmill may in fact hurt more than help.

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Smoothie Your Way to a Healthier Life

Monday, March 7, 2011
By: Katie Cardinal

Having a tough time consuming your recommended servings of fruit per day? Ever tried making a smoothie? Smoothies are a quick and easy way to fit in your daily recommended intake of fruits while enjoying a delicious sweet treat. All you need is a blender, some fruit, and some juice. The best part, you can hide other healthy foods in them too! My personal favorite smoothie is what I call the Tropical Island Smoothie. Here’s the recipe:

                 ¾ cup frozen mango

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This Isn't Your Average 4th of July Hotdog Eating Contest...

Friday, March 4, 2011
By: Sarah Sceery

With even the basic nutritional knowledge, the thought of an eating contest might make you feel a little queasy. The idea of eating as many hotdogs as you can in a matter of minutes could almost give you a heart attack just thinking about it. Yet, right here on UNH campus there is one eating contest that actually takes a different approach. Annually, the Pan-Hellenic Sorority, Alpha Phi, holds their philanthropy event called “Eat Your Heart Out.” The event is designed with healthy foods in mind. The competition is a healthy eating contest between Greeks or any member in the UNH community.

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Wrinkles or Weight Loss?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

We all know that if we want to effectively lose weight, exercise is a must. But there are some instances in which your workout routine may not give you the results you want. We’re talking wrinkles! Yes the perfect body would be well, perfect…but are we sacrificing our youthful stature for the sake of a flat stomach?

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Monday, February 28, 2011
By: Katie Cardinal

Are you tired of being cooped up inside all winter long? Do you needing some activity to take part in outside of your local gym? Well do something about it! There are a variety of winter activities right outside your doorstep that are extremely affordable and extremely fun. The best part - you can burn calories while doing so!

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Counting Calories

Friday, February 25, 2011
By: Sarah Sceery

Often times when consumers think about counting calories or evaluating nutritious choices, beverages are not the first thing that comes to mind.

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Relax with Reiki

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

We all have different techniques we use to relieve stress in our lives - working out, deep breathing, yoga…but I doubt many of you have heard of Reiki. This increasingly popular stress reduction technique is a Japanese practice that means “spiritually guided life force energy.” The idea behind the method is that there is an unseen energy that flows through our bodies. Low energy causes one to get sick or have a higher stress level where as a high energy allows one to live a happy, relaxed life.

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