Healthy UNH Blogger: Suzanne Hogan

Major: Nutrition, Dietetics

Graduation Year: 2015

What do you do to make a Healthy UNH? As a member of the Eating Concern Mentors program here at UNH, I encourage people to have a happy, healthy relationship with food and their body image.

Favorite Food: Mom's shrimp scampi

Favorite Movie: The Day After Tomorrow

Favorite Book: The Lovely Bones

What place in the world do you most want to visit? Rome, again!

Favorite Dining Hall: Stillings is my favorite dining hall because I have some of the best memories there! If you live in Area 1, Stillings is the go-to place. Plus they always have guacamole and Linda makes the best breakfast sandwiches!

What do you love about UNH? The beautiful campus

As a Healthy UNH Intern, What are you most excited about? I really hope to educate students on what it means to be healthy. It's so much more than just eating right. I'm excited to become more involved on campus as well!

Hike for better Health

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

As the ground is finally unthawing and the leaves are starting to grow, it's time to start getting outdoors again! Spring is finally (FINALLY) here and what better way to celebrate than to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air while working out? One of my favorite outdoor activities is hiking. It's a really great form of exercise and can also be good for your mental health.

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Tagged In: active, bone density, cardio, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Hiking, Mental Health, Outdoors, safety, Suzy Hogan

How to Begin a Workout Program!

Monday, April 14, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

Starting something new can be scary, exciting, and empowering. Especially if you are making the decision to start exercising! First and foremost, good for you for making the decision to become a healthier you! I know that working out can seem very daunting so here are some tips on how to exercise for beginners!

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Tagged In: active, attitude, Exercise, Fitness, flexibility, goals, group fitness, Healthy, Kelsey McCullough, mental, plan, positive, routine, schedule, stretch, UNH, workout, Workout Program

Healthiest Nation in One Generation

Friday, April 11, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

               Happy National Public Health Week!This week, April 7-13th 2014, celebrates the advances and importance of public health.Each day of the week has a different theme related to public health which you can check out in more detail at's theme is Healthiest Nation in One Generation.

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Tagged In: Campus Rec, Counseling Center, Dining Services, Health care costs, health concerns, health risk, Health Services, healthiest campus community in the country by 2020, Healthiest Nation in One Generation, Healthy UNH, improve, Mental Health, National Public Health Week, Physical Activity, resources, Suzy Hogan, Wildcat Plate

Nutrition for a healthy immune system

Monday, March 3, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

During this time of year, it can become easy to catch a cold or even the flu. Luckily there are many things you can do to keep yourself healthy and lower your risk. Along with proper hygiene and hand washing, you can also use nutrition to keep away viruses. Proper nutrition can boost you immune system as a form of protection. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has listed the five nutrients essential for a healthy immune system.

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Tagged In: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, balance, Diet, energy, Healthy UNH, immune system, immunity, Nutrition, protection, protein, Suzanne Hogan, viruses, Vitamin A, vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc

Winter Blues got you down?

Thursday, February 20, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.), also known as the Winter Blues, is a pattern of seasonal depression usually starting in the fall months and ending in the spring time.Many people experience S.A.D. as there is less sunlight in the winter months and less time spent outdoors.Symptoms of S.A.D. include increased sadness, higher irritability, increased anxiety, increase in weight, lack of energy, and increased sleep.While everyone may feel a bit more sluggish in the colder months, S.A.D. can have serious consequences such as school or work problems and social withdrawal.

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Tagged In: anxiety, cold weather, cope, Depression, energy, Health Services, Healthy UNH, irritability, Light Therapy, manage, Mental Health, S.A.D., sadness, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Sleep, Suzanne Hogan, weight gain, Winter Blues

Grab your skates!

Friday, February 14, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

              This past Christmas I received a pair of ice skates as a gift.I had never been skating but I'm always up for new winter activities.When it is cold out, it's easy to want to stay inside all day watching movies on the couch.While I'll admit I love doing this from time to time, I also love to get active and stay moving.Ice skating is a relatively cheap and easy way to stay active in the winter time.It's also very fun.After falling a few times, I finally got the hang of it and was able to get a great workout in.According to Read more

Tagged In: active, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Skate, Suzanne Hogan, UNH programs, Valentine, Whittemore Center

One step at a time

Monday, February 10, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

As you may have heard before, taking the stairs is a great way to get a little extra exercise into your daily routine. Every step you take adds up throughout the day. Stair climbing is even now considered a "vigorous exercise". In a recent article in BBC, medical correspondent, Fergus Walsh explains why he takes the stairs, stating his impatience for the elevator and his knowledge of the health benefits. Walsh also mentions StepJockey, a new app in the world of health and fitness. StepJockey can track how many steps you take a day and calculate the amount of calories burned.

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Tagged In: Exercise, Fitness, Healthy UNH, stairs, Suzanne Hogan

Veg Out!

Thursday, January 30, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

          Thinking about switching to a vegetarian diet? I personally have been a vegetarian for almost 13 years. When I was younger, I stopped eating meat for the purpose of animal rights but I have continued not eating meat for the health benefits of a plant-based diet.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, meat substitutes, Nutrition, plant-based diet, protein, Suzanne Hogan, vegetarian, Vegetarianism

Medical Technology, Increasing or Decreasing Health Care Costs?

Friday, January 24, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

The increase in health care costs can be attributed to a variety of different factors such as the aging population, defensive medicine, hospital costs increases, changes in insurance and much more. A big contributing factor to the increase in cost is medical technology.

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Tagged In: aging population, Health care, health costs, Healthy UNH, hospital, Insurance, Medical Technology, Suzanne Hogan