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Mindful Eating

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

You are sitting down at a table, with a huge plate of turkey, cranberry stuffing, corn, and mashed potatoes.I’m sure your mouth is watering just from reading those words.You can smell the aroma coming from the warm plate of food.You look at the colors, the texture, imagining the flavor, engaging all your senses.You put the food on your fork and take a closer look, imagining all the food as it was before it became this delicious meal.You place a forkful into your mouth and instead of chewing and swallowing right away; you savor the bursts of flavor, breaking down each individual flavor and t

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Tagged In: binge eating, consciousness, control, Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, mindful eating, Nutrition, pleasurable

Just keep laughing

Monday, December 16, 2013
By: Suzanne Hogan

Mid-semester is often a stressful time for everyone. Midterms, exams, papers, and projects all seem to pile up at once and you are suddenly left with no free time at all. Everyone is tense and worried about their own workload. This can often lead to harsh attitudes and bitter tones even between your closest friends. The best way to avoid this unnecessary drama is laughter. Laughing immediately puts you in a better mood and lightens your spirits. Just think about it, have you ever felt mad or annoyed while laughing?

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Tagged In: emotional health, Health, Healthy UNH, laughing, Mental Health, muscles, Physical, relaxe, Stress, Suzy Hogan, tension, YouTube

Dance your Way to Fitness

Friday, December 13, 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, express, Fitness, flexibility, Healthy UNH, Mary Houghton, Physical, strength

Workout Gear Wish-list!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

With the holidays fast approaching everyone is starting to create their wish lists’. This year on my list is new workout gear! Whenever I get new workout clothes or equipment it can really help to motivate me and help to switch up my same old routine.

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Tagged In: clothes, equipment, Exercise, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Kettle Bells, motivate, shopping, Wish list, Workout Gear, yoga mat

Holiday Skate

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

Looking for a fun way to celebrate the end of the semester and bring in the holiday season? Then you should check out the annual Holiday skating party! The event will take place on Tuesday December 10th from 3:30-7:00pm at the Whittemore Center Arena. Members of both the Men’s and Women’s hockey team will be there skating and even Wild E. Cat will be there! If skating isn’t your thing there will be other activities available too.

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Tagged In: Gabby Chesney, Healthy UNH, Holiday Skate

Frazzle Free Finals!

Monday, December 9, 2013
By: Mary Houghton

Many students are feeling a lot of anxiety about the end of the semester that is fast approaching. With exams, papers, and final projects, the work seems endless. It is important that we all stay in good mental health so that we can finish out the semester strong! The best way to combat your end of semester work is to manage your time wisely and keep a positive and clear mind. It is also important that you take study breaks; take a walk, have a snack, do something that isn’t school related to give your brain a break.

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Tagged In: activity, anxiety, chair massages, Cookie and Coffee Break, exams, Frazzle Free Finals!, Mary Houghton, Meditation, Mental Health, Primal Scream, Sanity Central, Stress, stress relievers, Study Buddies, YoNola Bar

Get Involved: Best Buddies UNH

Friday, December 6, 2013
By: Mary Houghton

With winter break fast approaching, we will have plenty of time on our hands to eat, sleep, relax, and finally, think about what kinds of things we will want to be involved in for the Spring semester. One thing that you might want to consider is community service! Community service is a great way to spend free time you might have; it is oftentimes very rewarding and can look great on your resume as an added bonus! One program here at UNH that is a very rewarding experience and requires little time commitment is UNH’s chapter of Best Buddies.

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Tagged In: bake sale, community service, developmental disabilities, Get involved, Healthy UNH, Mary Houghton, social, volunteer, “Eat Away the Stress of Finals Bake Sale”

Time Management

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
By: Suzanne Hogan

As the semester nears an end, it can seem like there is still an enormous amount of assignments with very little time to complete them. If you haven’t already adapted to a time management strategy, now is the time to do it. Managing your time is essentially vital to doing well in college. While it may seem like you have more free time than ever before, the amount of time that needs to be devoted to studying and working on assignments is a huge portion.

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Tagged In: distractions, Healthy UNH, list, Mental Health, schedule, Stress, Suzy Hogan, Time Management, UNH CONNECT Program

Student Nutrition Association Highlight

Monday, December 2, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

With over 250 clubs and organizations on campus, it can be overwhelming to find the perfect group to join. That is why this week I wanted to highlight SNA or the Student Nutrition Association.

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Tagged In: campus, clubs, educational outreach, fundraising, group socials, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Nutrition, service work, Student Nutrition Association, UNH

Body Image During the Holidays

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

Once November comes around, it is one holiday after another, starting with Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and Christmas, etc. What is the one thing that all holidays have in common? Food. And LOTS of it. For someone battling with a negative body image, these cheerful and happy holidays can become sad, depressing and unappealing.  Food is the central gathering part of all the holidays. Turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie are all served at Thanksgiving and are all foods that do contain a decent amount of fat.

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Tagged In: Body Image, Healthy UNH, Holidays, Jenna Channell, Mental Health
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