March 26, 2014
I often times hear how important it is to be a “smart health care consumer.” As college students it can seem like a topic that is not relevant to us, but within the next four years we will be gradating and eventually looking for jobs. You may end up staying in the area or what if you make a huge move and end up in California? Once you graduate you have many decisions to make include one’s about health care. Who will be your doctor? What hospital will you go to in emergencies? If you are new to... Read More
March 24, 2014
As spring approaches it is nice to spend some time outdoors enjoying the warm weather. I often find myself walking around Durham or Portsmouth with some friends where we like to catch up at our favorite restaurants. Eating out at a restaurant can be challenging for someone who is trying to eat healthier because of the large portion sizes and the added condiments and dressings. However, there are many ways to maintain healthy eating habits while enjoying time with friends or family at a... Read More
March 21, 2014
You may have seen the sisters of SIS performing at local events, such as UNH homecoming, Relay for Life and Apple Harvest Festival in Dover.For those of you aren’t familiar, Sisters in step is UNH’s premiere all female hip hop and step team.Formed over a decade ago, SIS is a student run organization consisting of twenty girls who share the goal of promoting sisterhood and unity through step.Step dancing is general term used to describe any form of dancing where the emphasis lies in the footwork... Read More
March 19, 2014
Year Started at UNH: 2009
What does health mean to you?: As a teacher of writing I would feel embarrassed if I did not do what I encourage my students to do when attempting to interact with meaning and language: use the dictionary. Health is defined as follows: 1. the state of being bodily and mentally vigorous and free from disease 2. the general condition of body and mind: in poor health 3. the condition of any unit, society, etc: the economic health of a nation 4... Read More
March 19, 2014
Healthy, yummy, and cheap??! Impossible you think, I’ll prove you wrong!
As college students, sometimes food can become a lesser priority when you have tests, assignments, work, and etc. If you live in an apartment on campus I have some tips on how to eat healthy while not breaking your budget!
Make your own coffee/tea at home, and bring a travelers mug with you to class.Coffee is often very over priced at college campuses, try making your own!
Try having a “family dinner”, have everyone... Read More
March 17, 2014
Most people are aware of the physical health risks associated with smoking tobacco, but research shows that smoking can also have significant effects on an individual’s mental health. Many people turn to tobacco for temporary stress relief, but recent findings prove that smoking has adverse long-term mental health effects. Nicotine only produces temporary feelings of pleasure. Once the feelings diminish, withdrawal symptoms rapidly set in. Anxiety, irritability, impatience and anger may develop... Read More
March 14, 2014
Health care is a hefty expense in the United States, and over the years has contributed greatly to our nation’s debt. According to the article written by John Ydstie, the Congressional Budget Office recently stated that the deficit is about to be one-third the size in 2014 than it was in 2009, which prompted the Great Recession. The high cost of health care also threatens funding to government assistance programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. This poses a huge problem because in a country with... Read More
March 10, 2014
January gym crowds and early semester stress can make working out seem like more of a chore than an enjoyable activity. Going to the gym can be a fantastic way to get fit, but it’s not the only way. You can participate in a variety of physical activities at home or outside that will give you the same health benefits and make exercise a fun part of your everyday life. They key is to find activities that correspond with your personal interests. Incorporating exercise into a more meaningful... Read More
March 7, 2014
What’s better than enjoying a nice cup of tea to either jumpstart your day or wind down at night?
Your routine cup of tea not only gives you a boost of energy in the morning or helps you relax before falling asleep at night, but it can also be very beneficial for you health! Recent research from the Harvard School of Public Health has shown that tea is full of antioxidants and flavonoids that can be good for you health and help protect against disease!
Benefits one can receive from drinking tea... Read More
March 5, 2014
Graduate Student and Leader/ Staff
Marriage & Family Therapy and Outdoor Adventures
Year Started at UNH: 2012
What does health mean to you?: I view health as an umbrella term that refers to one’s level of personal well-being, as related to one’s mind, body, and spirit.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I lead trips for Outdoor Adventures, a program run through Campus Recreation. We bring students and staff on all sorts of trips such as snowshoeing, Cross Country skiing, hiking, and... Read More