Healthy UNH Blogger: Haeley Stewart

Name: Haeley Stewart

Hometown: Salem, NH

Major: Nutrition and Wellness

Graduation Year: 2014  

What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?  I try to take advantage of all the opportunities to stay in shape offered by UNH, that I don't usually have.

Favorite Food: I LOVE stuffed shells!

Favorite Movie: Wedding Crashers

Favorite Book: Anything written by James Patterson

What place do you most want to visit? Australia

Favorite Dining Hall: Philbrook

What do you love about UNH: The beautiful campus!

As a Healthy UNH intern, what are you most excited about? Frazzle Free Finals

Protection on the Move

Thursday, April 4, 2013
By: Haeley Stewart

We live in a time where people are constantly on the move. Whether driving, jogging, biking or anything else you can think of, it is VERY important to make sure you are being safe with whatever you are doing. In honor of National Public Health Week, here are some great tips on how you can stay safe on the move!

If you're driving:

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Tagged In: helmet, Physical Activity, protection, seatbelt

Feeling Under the Weather?

Monday, March 18, 2013
By: Haeley Stewart

We've all heard that this year is one of the worst years for the flu. Everywhere you go there is someone sniffling, someone with a fever and someone who is so sick they can't even make it out of bed. Being a student means having the flu can be a death sentence, because having the flu results in missed classes, piling homework and not so happy professors. It doesn't help things much since it is so easy to catch the flu on a college campus due to close living conditions and huge class sizes.

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Tagged In: flu, Haeley, Healthy UNH, mental wellness, UNH Health Services

What is HIIT?

Friday, February 22, 2013
By: Haeley Stewart

Losing weight, working out consistently, eating healthy foods, spending less money and making sure to floss are all very popular New Year's resolutions. Ever since the calendar struck January every magazine features some new way to help you drop pounds, clothing stores move their workout gear to the front entrance and every other commercial is about some new diet pill that will transform your body. Instead of feeding into these traps and fads that set you up for failure (whether it is with your body goals or your wallet) why not transform yourself the right way.

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Tagged In: Fitness, Haeley Stewart, Healthy UNH, High Intensity Interval Training, HIIT, Physical Activity, Women's Health and Fitness

Relationships Improve Mental Health

Friday, February 8, 2013
By: Haeley Stewart

Roses are red, violets are blue, Valentine's Day is coming, in only a few! Excuse my lame attempt at a poem, but whether you like it or not Valentine's Day is right around the corner.  Some people are excited to take their significant others out for a special date and others are sitting in their room stewing over how this is the world's stupidest holiday. Whether you are pro-Valentine's Day or completely against it, there is no denying that it takes a toll on your mental health in some way.

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Tagged In: anxiety, committed relationships, Depression, Haeley Stewart, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, mental wellness, mood disorders, Valentine's Day

Organic Garden Club

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
By: Haeley Stewart

Organic foods and organic practices are receiving quite a lot of attention lately. I know I can't walk down the grocery store without seeing organic labels on food as well as advertising for "going organic" everywhere. Maybe you have no idea what being organic means and are interested in finding out, or maybe you already are an organic eater and want to spread awareness to others. Either way, those of you interested in eating organic or learning more about what it means to eat organically, this organization at UNH deserves your attention.

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Tagged In: food labels, Haeley Stewart, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, organic, Organic Garden Club, student run

Friends Are the Key to Your Mental Health

Friday, January 25, 2013
By: Haeley Stewart

Being a student is almost a guarantee that at some point you are going to be stressed out and overwhelmed. When you have a horrible week and are up to your eyeballs in homework, exams and extracurricular activities, how do you make time for yourself? Some things I have done in the past to help get away are taking a nap, going for a run, taking a yoga class and even catching up on my favorite TV shows on Netflix. But one of my favorite things to do for myself is surrounding myself with my friends.

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Tagged In: friends, Haeley Stewart, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, mental wellness

Toss It Or Save It?

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
By: Haeley Stewart

For my junior year, I decided to make the move to an off campus apartment instead of staying in the dorms. Other than having my own bedroom, the biggest perk is that I have a full kitchen now. No more two foot mini-fridge and nonexistent freezer. The transition from having a meal plan to cooking for yourself can be challenging, but it is certainly fun to learn how to cook. However there are some downsides as well, like the fruit flies that seem to never go away or last week's dinner rotting in your fridge.

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Tagged In: experation date, expired foods, food storage, Haeley Stewart, Healthy UNH, Nutrition

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

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