September 24, 2014
In this day and age many consumers are concerned about finances, and no one wants to pay more than they have to. When it comes to health care procedures, they can get expensive fast. Did you know that prices of the same procedure vary from location to location, but the quality of service isn’t necessarily a factor? This is called cost variation.
Between twenty seven NH hospitals in the New Hampshire Hospital Scorecard, there can be up to 70% difference in the cost of one procedure at different... Read More
September 22, 2014
Regularly exercise and physical activity are essential to support overall health at any age. The ability to maintain an active lifestyle becomes increasingly important as individuals age. The National Institute on Aging reports that regular physical activity in adulthood can result in many long-term health benefits and reduce the risk of acquiring diseases or disabilities associated with aging, such as arthritis, heart disease or diabetes. Although many individuals understand the benefits of... Read More
September 19, 2014
September is celebrated as National Yoga Month! Not only is yoga a great workout, it is an exercise in discipline and mental focus. The Yoga Health Foundation promotes National Yoga Month and works to draw awareness to yoga and spread the activity across the nation. More information about the Yoga Health Foundation and different events that will take place this month can be found on their website.
Memberships to studios can often be expensive and class times may not be the most convenient for... Read More
September 17, 2014
The school year has just begun, now is great time to start healthy eating habits. Starting new eating habits can be difficult. Where do you start? In the dining halls all the food that is served has little green cards with all the nutritional facts needed to make a healthier choice. In addition to the nutritional cards you can also find the Guiding Stars. These stars shown will help guide you to better options at the dining halls. Each star has a grading system, one star is good, two is better... Read More
September 8, 2014
Busy lifestyles have recently caused breakfast to become more of an afterthought than a priority. Does grabbing a banana while heading out the door sound all too familiar? As much as we would love to sit down to an omelet and cappuccino before work, most of us don’t have the time to get our healthy eating on. Well, time is no longer an excuse for skipping the most important meal of the day. Smoothies packed with nutrient rich fruits and vegetables are a great way to jumpstart your day! Not only... Read More
August 13, 2014
Manager, Leadership Communications
Communications and Public Affairs
Year Started at UNH: 2009
What does health mean to you?: An ongoing pursuit of balance between the emotional and physical, personal and communal. Or: juggling family, career, community, outdoor pursuits, chill-out time, chores and the day-to-day minutia while maintaining some semblance of peace, perspective and mirth.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I take advantage of Healthy Returns, the Employee Fitness Center and... Read More
July 31, 2014
English and Women’s Studies
Year Started at UNH: 2009
What does health mean to you?: Health means caring for myself and choosing activities and behaviors that keep me in a happy and well state. I think of the term UBUNTU “I am because we are.” For me, health is about being in a loving and sustainable community that makes our bodies and souls feel wonderful.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I preach the gospel of self-care to my students. I tell them how important it... Read More
July 28, 2014
With concern about the high and rising health cost in the United States, there is an even bigger concern about reducing or limiting the cost of medical services. One way to help reduce possible health costs is through prevention strategies. Prevention is not only the best way to reduce your chances of developing illness or a chronic condition, but it is also the key to reducing your chance of having to pay for unnecessary health costs.
Check out these simple prevention strategies you can do on... Read More
July 25, 2014
With the rising costs of medical care it is important to be a smart healthcare consumer. Urgent care facilities can be a great alternative to going to an Emergency Room which normally have high prices associated with them.
An Emergency room in usually attached to a hospital and runs twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. An ER is where to go in emergency situations or if you need an ambulance. However if are in a nonlife threatening situation an urgent care facility can be a smart... Read More
July 15, 2014
IT Academic Technology
Year Started at UNH: 2000
What does health mean to you?: To me health means feeling well enough to enjoy activities and time with family and friends.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I ride my bike to work occasionally. I often walk during my lunch hour, returning energized for a more productive afternoon. I participate and encourage colleagues to take advantage of the many healthy programs that UNH offers, such as Healthy Returns, the... Read More