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!

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, mental wellness, 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, Physical Activity, 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, Physical Activity, 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 Care Consumerism, health costs, Healthy UNH, hospital, Insurance, Medical Technology, Suzanne Hogan

MUB Movies

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

The Memorial Union Building (aka the MUB) is a great place for entertainment with many activities being held every weekend. My personal favorite events of the MUB are the movies they offer. It's a great little date idea for a college budget. MUB movies play on large screen projectors in theaters 1 and 2 every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night. They offer two showings of each movie a night, one around 7pm and the other around 9pm. The movies are fairly recent and usually include one comedy and one action.

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Tagged In: entertainment, Healthy UNH, Memorial Union Building, Mental Health, mental wellness, movies, MUB, Suzanne Hogan

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, mental wellness, muscles, Physical, relaxe, Stress, Suzy Hogan, tension, YouTube

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, mental wellness, schedule, Stress, Suzy Hogan, Time Management, UNH CONNECT Program

The Great American Smokeout

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
By: Suzanne Hogan

The Great American Smokeout is a national event held on the third Thursday of November each year. It is an event to raise awareness of the negative health consequences of smoking. People can use this day as a day to quit smoking. The UNH Campus has celebrated this day for more than 15 years. This year it will fall on November 21st. The event is put on by Health Services and S.A.F.E. (Substance Awareness through Functional Education) peer educators. These peer educators will be tabling at the MUB to provide more information and quit kits to students.

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Tagged In: cravings, GASO, Great American Smokeout, Health Care Consumerism, Healthy UNH, peer educators, quit kits, S.A.F.E., Substance Awareness through Functional Education, support groups., Suzy Hogan, tobacco