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Dance your Way to Fitness

Monday, November 18, 2013
By: Mary Houghton

If you are anything like me, you’re always looking for different ways to get in physical fitness without hitting the gym. I love to find ways to exercise while having fun. One way that I have always known how to get fit and have fun is by dancing! Dancing is a great way to stay in shape by improving cardiovascular endurance, strength, coordination, and flexibility. It is also a great way to express yourself artistically and to just have a good time!

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Tagged In: cardiovascular, coordination, dance, endurance, Fitness, flexibility, Healthy UNH, Mary Houghton, strength, Zumba

Emergency Room or Urgent Care

Friday, November 15, 2013
By: Suzanne Hogan

With the costs of health care increasing in all aspects, it is important to understand the difference between emergency rooms and urgent care centers. If you find yourself in an emergency situation, don't hesitate to go to the emergency department of a hospital but if you have a less threatening condition, consider an urgent care facility.

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Tagged In: emergency room, health costs, Healthy UNH, laboratory, prescription, Suzy Hogan, Urgent Care, x-ray

The Inside Scoop on Dessert

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
By: Mary Houghton

Do you ever find yourself craving a little something sweet after dinner? Or lunch? Or even just because? If you answered yes, know that you are certainly not alone! In honor of national dessert month, its time to celebrate and appreciate our sweet tooth. People talk about how “bad” or “forbidden” dessert is when the reality is, dessert can be your friend, not your enemy. Yes, eating a brownie sundae with hot fudge and whipped cream every day may not be the most nutritious habit, but once in a while? Go right ahead! Everything is good in moderation!

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Tagged In: cinnamon, dark chocolate, Dessert, Eating Well, fruit, Healthy UNH, Mary Houghton, moderation, National Dessert Month, Nutrition, Yogurt

A Taste of Talent: UNH Gourmet Dinner

Friday, November 8, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

Food. We eat it everyday to keep ourselves alive and functioning. For most people however, food serves a much greater purpose. Meals serve as a gathering place for friends; recipes are a way to pass down traditions from generation to generation. Not to mention trying new dishes and foods is satisfying and good for the soul. While the dining hall has a lot of options, it can get boring eating at the same place multiple times a day for the whole year. So why not spice it up a bit, support UNH students and check out the upcoming Gourmet Dinner! 

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Tagged In: Gabby Chesney, Gourmet, Healthy UNH, hospitality classes, Paul College, UNH, UNH Hospitality Management

Heart Rate

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
By: Suzanne Hogan

Heart rate is a great tool to have when it comes to being physically active.Monitoring your heart rate can tell you how hard your heart is working.A target heart rate is an ideal range for working out.It is about 50-85% of your maximum heart rate.Below this range and you may not be working hard enough to see health benefits.Above this range can be dangerous as it is straining your heart.Target heart rates can be different for everyone.As you age, your target heart rate decreases. 

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Tagged In: active, American Heart Association, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Heart, Suzy Hogan, target heart rate

Fats Make You Fat, right?!

Monday, November 4, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

If there was one thing that I learned in Italy this summer, it is that all fats should NOT be treated equally. It is important to be able to recognize healthier fats and try to minimize certain less healthy fats in your diet. 

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Tagged In: bad cholesterol, fats, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, LDL cholesterol, Mediterranean, Monounsatured fat, Nutrition, nutrition labels, Obesity, omega 3, Omega 6, polyunsatured, processed food, saturated fats, trans fats

Fall into Good Health with Seasonal Foods!

Friday, November 1, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

It’s official! Fall has arrived and with it comes a season full of beautiful changing leaves, fun holidays and my personal favorite… delicious foods! Here in New Hampshire there are all sorts of foods that are in season during fall. What’s even better is many of them are packed with nutrients!

Apples

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Tagged In: antioxidants, apples, Autumn, carrots, fiber, Gabby Chesney, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, Potassium, Pumpkins, seasonal foods, Vitamin A, vitamin C, Vitamin K

The Psychology of Eating

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

So often when we think about being “health” in the context of the foods we eat we consider the nutrients, calories and other nutrition-related information. One important area of health that is often overlooked is the Psychology of eating. While many people know what types of foods they should be eating to fuel the body and the mind, most people are unaware of why they eat the way they do. I recently had the opportunity to speak with author and expert on the psychology of eating, Karen R. Koenig LCSW, M. ED.

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Tagged In: critical thinking skills, Gabby Chesney, Healthy UNH, Karen R. Koenig, Mental Health, Nutrition, obsession, Psychology, why eat

The Cost of Diabetes

Monday, October 28, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

Practicing a healthy lifestyle shows that you truly care about your well being and by exercising and eating right, you can greatly lower health costs.Practicing preventative care will lower the cost of drug prescriptions and doctor visits.Eating a diet low in saturated fats, and living an active lifestyle can prevent diseases like diabetes, which require many medical prescriptions and visits.

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Tagged In: CDCP, center for disease control and prevention, Cost of Diabetes, diabetes, health costs, Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, preventative care

Going the Distance

Friday, October 25, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

I have been a runner for at least 13 years. I grew up running track and cross-country, with my mother as the coach. It was so easy to run 6 or 7 miles at practice when I was on a team, but now that I am in college, I get so bored running alone! After only a mile in, I’m looking to run back to my apartment because I notice myself focusing on my burning legs, or my shortness of breath. I think about how nice a hot shower will feel after I’m done. However, running just a mile just doesn’t cut it for me. I feel like I am skimping on my workout.

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Tagged In: Fitness, Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, mental wellness, Running, social, UNH campus walking guide
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