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Fight Fat Fear!

Friday, January 10, 2014
By: Gabby Chesney

We live in a fat-fearing world. With all of the non-fat and low-fat products out there, many consumers believe that fat is always unhealthy. There is however a type of fat that everybody can benefit from. Omega-3 Fatty acids have been proven to provide many health benefits. So before you cut the fat do a little research about where you can get Omega-3’s and how they can help you!

Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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Tagged In: benefits, Depression, fat, Gabby Chesney, Health, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, Nutrition, Omega-3 Fatty acids, osteoporosis, triglyceride

Equipment Rentals from Campus Recreation

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
By: Ann Steeves
 

Are you an outdoor adventure enthusiast? Interested in seeing what the great outdoors can offer you for physical activity? Well the University of New Hampshire offers extremely discounted rental prices for students! Try out kayaking for only $10, or snowshoeing for $8, or all the equipment for a weekend hiking trip! The Hamel Recreation Center tons of great rental equipment, so that you can try out whatever you are interested in without committing to the high prices of buying your own gear!

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Tagged In: active, Campus Recreation, equipment, Equipment Rentals, Fitness, Hamel Rec, Healthy UNH, Hiking, kayak, Kelsey McCullough, snowshoe

Preventive Care and Minimizing Health Costs

Monday, January 6, 2014
By: Mary Houghton

The world of health costs can be a mind boggling place. I know that personally, as a college student, its hard to care about health costs. I know that when I’m sick, I go to the doctor and get prescribed a medication and the bill gets sent to my mother. Why should we start caring? Because in the very near future, we will all be on our own, paying our own health care costs.As we enter our later years, we will be more and more at risk for disease. A way that you can lower health costs is by taking advantage of health care benefits for preventive care.

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Tagged In: health costs, Healthy UNH, Mary Houghton, Preventive Care, saving

The Truth About Carbohydrates!

Friday, January 3, 2014
By: Mary Houghton

With several trending diets out there such as Atkins, South Beach, etc; people nowadays are lead to believe that eating carbohydrates is bad for us or is what makes us gain weight. Well believe it or not, this is the farthest thing from the truth! Carbohydrates are what our body uses to make glucose, which fuels our body and all of its processes. In fact, not eating enough carbohydrates can hurt you.

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Tagged In: beans, Carbohydrates, complex carbohydrates, fiber, fuel, glucose, Healthy UNH, Ketosis, Mary Houghton, no carb diet, Nutrition, simple carbohydrates, starchy vegetables, weight, whole grains

Happiness: A How to Guide

Tuesday, December 24, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

Over the years, I have received all sorts of advice regarding how to be happy. From “do what you love” to “don’t sweat the small stuff” everyone seems to have some idea of how to live a happy and fulfilling life. While I don’t have all of the answers, I have realized some of the qualities necessary to lead a happy life. Read on to hear what they are!  

Gratefulness

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Tagged In: Awareness, Gabby Chesney, Gratefulness, happiness, Healthy UNH, Kindness, Mental Health

Foods that help bad moods!

Friday, December 20, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

College is a very stressful time in peoples’ lives and students often don’t know they can actually reduce stress symptoms by what they eat. I am going to go over a few different moods and provide you with some great food fighting tools to get you through midterms! 

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Tagged In: anthocyanin, antioxidants, green tea, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Mental Health, mood, omega 3, Stress, theanine, vitamin C

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
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