Healthy UNH Blogger: Courtney Eaton

Name: Courtney Eaton

Home Town: Bedford, NH

Major: Nutrition

Graduation Year:  2014

What I do to make a Healthy UNH: Help explain the purpose of the portion plates and write for the blog.

Favorite Food: chocolate

Favorite Movie: Shutter Island

Favorite Book: A Prayer for Rain by Dennis Lehane

Place I’d most like to visit: Rwanda

Favorite Dining Hall: Philbrook, because they have the best stir fry with the shortest line.

What I love most about UNH: The people! Everyone is so unique and fun!

As a healthy UNH intern, I am most excited about hopefully helping fellow students improve their overall wellness,
while keeping them interested and enthusiastic.

The Melting Pot of English Cuisine

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
By: Courtney Eaton

Regent’s College has a variety of meals each day and I thought it was because they are trying to cater to the different cultures here at the school, but this is not the case. English cuisine  is similar to American cuisine in that it is a mix of different cultures. In the morning, there is a combination of a full English breakfast, French croissants and pain au chocolat (a chocolate-filled croissant), and some granola and yogurt.

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My Experience Using England’s Healthcare

Friday, February 15, 2013
By: Courtney Eaton

On Tuesday, the 22nd I went to the Soho NHS Walk-In Clinic of London and was able to experience the difference between the US healthcare and that of London first-hand. Since my arrival in London I have had this cold that I just could not kick. It seemed to be getting worse and I feared a sinus infection, so I eventually went to the Soho NHS Walk-in Medical Clinic. First, let me note that Soho is a fantastic part of the city; my favorite part thus far.

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Tagged In: Courtney Eaton, England, Health Care Consumerism, Health System, Healthcare, Healthy UNH, London, UNH

The Benefits of Skiing

Monday, January 7, 2013
By: Courtney Eaton

For some, the first sign of snow means it is time to dig out the wool socks and blankets and go into hibernation. For others, though, it means time to wax those skis and hit the slopes! Skiing is an incredible sport that involves physical, mental, social and emotional aspects of wellness. Often times winter can bring people into a depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.).

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Tagged In: aerobic, Courtney Eaton, Healthy UNH, osteoporosis, Physical Activity, Physical Exercise, Proprioception, proprioceptive activity, skiing

The Gluten Hype

Friday, January 4, 2013
By: Courtney Eaton

The presence of gluten-free foods has sky-rocketed across the nation and is causing some confusion. Some think that it can be used as a new fad diet, while others think that Celiac’s disease and gluten sensitivity are the same thing. First, let us determine what this “gluten stuff” actually is.

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Tagged In: celiac's disease, Courtney Eaton, Gluten, gluten-free, Healthy UNH, nutrients, Nutrition, villi

Happiness Cures the Common Cold

Friday, December 14, 2012
By: Courtney Eaton

Almost everyone knows someone that acts like they are dying when they have a couch and a sore throat. Perhaps it is you that complains continuously about your runny nose. Have you noticed that these people tend to be sick more often or for longer periods of time?

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Tagged In: cold, Courtney Eaton, flu, Healthy UNH, mental wellness, virus

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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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

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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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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Surround Yourself with Happy People to be Happy

Monday, October 15, 2012
By: Courtney Eaton

Who makes you happy? Chances are it is someone that you spend a significant amount of time with. A study done by Dr. Nicholas Christakis of Harvard Medical School and Dr. James Fowler of the University of California in San Diego conducted a study on how an individual’s social network affects their happiness levels.

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Tagged In: attitude, Courteny Eaton, happiness, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, mental wellness, mood, social, surround