April 27, 2016
Department: College of Life Science and Agriculture
Position/Role at UNH: Student
Year Started at UNH: 2013
What does health mean to you?
To me, health includes my physical, mental, and social health. Having good health requires me to balance these aspects of my life.
What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
I make an effort to recycle my paper, plastic, and glass items rather than throw them into the landfill waste. I try to encourage my roommates to do the same. I am a member of Slow Food UNH,... Read More
April 22, 2016
3 Useful Tips about Choosing a Health Insurance Plan
For most people it is difficult to choose a health insurance plan that meets medical needs along with financial needs. Balancing how much you pay each month for health insurance with how much health care you or your family will need during the year is key. Here are three helpful tips provided by HeathCare.gov that will make picking a health insurance plan easier and less stressful.
There are four “metal” categories of insurance plans.
The... Read More
April 20, 2016
How Focusing on Your Breath Can Bring You Peace of Mind
The semester is coming to an end, and with it comes lots of stress. Finals are approaching, assignments are due, and the stress seems to keep piling on. Don’t you wish you could just get a break? Well, here is a tip to help you relax in the upcoming weeks; just breathe.
Stress can cause your anxiety to rise, which in turn, causes your breathing to become quick, shallow, and irregular. Using breathing mediations can help your breath to... Read More
April 20, 2016
Pay Attention To Prevention of Tobacco
April is National Cancer Control Month! The purpose of this is to help educate the public on the precautionary measures that can be taken to help reduce and prevent the prevalence of cancer. There are many lifestyle behaviors that can help reduce the risk of cancer, such as eating healthier, exercising regularly, using sun screen, undergoing recommended screenings, and quitting tobacco.
Lung cancer is the number one of cause of cancer death for both men... Read More
April 15, 2016
Don’t Make Excuses
When eating in the UNH dining halls, do you ever find yourself reaching for something unhealthy rather than healthy? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. When there are options such as pizza, fro-yo, and a mac and cheese bar standing in your way of eating a healthy meal it is hard to say no. Here are a few ways to make it easier to say no to unhealthy foods and say yes to health conscience foods.
Dress up your salads: The salad bars are always an option for a good meal,... Read More
April 15, 2016
Tips to Better Understand Drug Prices
Today in America, healthcare is getting more and more expensive. Drug prices are one major component that healthcare consumers need to be aware of. Although healthcare is expensive there are different options regarding prescriptions and medicine.
Unfortunately, even though we are offered generic options for our prescriptions and medicine, not only are name brand product’s prices increasing, but generic is as well!
Generic drugs currently account for... Read More
April 15, 2016
Stop the Stigma
Stop the Stigma is an organization at the University of New Hampshire whose mission is to spread awareness and educate the UNH community about mental health and suicide.
Here are a few ways to stop the stigma:
1. Learn about mental health because the only way you can spread awareness and educate others is if you learn the facts first.
2. Another important step to raise awareness is to start the conversation! Once people start talking about mental health it makes it easier for... Read More
April 12, 2016
Stepping Out Against Violence
UNH’s “SHARPP” stands for Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program and is a vital organization on campus. This program offers confidential assistance to individuals who have endured sexual violence, harassment or stalking.
SHARPP hosts various events on campus in order to raise awareness and educate our student body. Some examples include: MUB lectures and films, the 1BlueString concert series, and the Anti-Violence Rally and Walk. You can check out more about... Read More
April 3, 2016
How One Group of UNH Employees Worked Together To Sprint Into Spring
Recently, 14 facilities employees at UNH created an opportunity to lose weight. The collaborators of this challenge, Sandra Hickey and Shawn Herrick, both from the Ritzman Lab, had all the participants chip in for added incentives before they started the challenge. “Sprint into Spring” was a ten week weight loss challenge and recently ended on the first Monday of Spring - March 21st.
Anyone interested in participating in the... Read More
April 1, 2016
Improve Your Climate FIRST
How do you feel about your workplace climate? Does it support you in striving to your fullest potential? Do you feel more motivated and satisfied at work if you have positive or negative support behind you? What you’re probably thinking right now is correct - positivity is key.
Come join your fellow faculty members, department chairs, directors and deans in UNH’s UNH Advance Academic Leaders’ Workshop, which is aimed at improving workplace climate and showing faculty... Read More