Name: Sam Tyler
Role at UNH: Student
Year started at UNH: 2018
What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
I go to the gym six days a week and I always try to have a fruit and vegetable with every meal.
Do you have any tips for eating healthfully?
Eat a high protein diet
Make low calorie swaps, like cauliflower rice instead of regular rice
Eat the less healthy stuff in moderation to avoid binge eating
Have you made any tangible improvements regarding your movement or physical activity by making positive changes in your life?
I try to cut out any negativity in my life as well as put the most effort into myself and my goals. I also like to find workouts I enjoy to make going to the gym more enjoyable.
Do you have any positive words of encouragement for members of our audience who are feeling completely drained and burnt out from this pandemic?
Take a deep breath and reflect on everything you want in life and take advantage of this time to make those changes, keep your mind on improving yourself rather than the negativity.
What do you do to improve your emotional wellness?
I try to put less emphasis on the negatives in life and try to find positive things no matter the situation I’m in.
What does health mean to you?
Being confident in yourself and being able to do the activities you like and enjoy.
Over the last year, have you felt more comfortable advocating for yourself when receiving healthcare?
Yes, I’ve definitely felt a lot more comfortable as I’ve gotten older because I have less to hide and am able to express what’s going on with myself.