January 6, 2017
Jot Down These Numbers if You or Someone You Know is Seeking Help.
No matter your age, there will always be major stressors to overcome. Each and every one of us can get overwhelmed—from school, work, or life itself. There are many resources to help reduce and cope with stress, but it is vital to know when to seek help.
Change Direction New Hampshire is the first statewide campaign to aid in the national initiative to change the culture of mental health in America. Their goal is to be able to... Read More
January 6, 2017
The Benefits of Chia Seeds
Chia Seeds have become one of the most popular super foods in the health and nutrition community. These small seedlings are widely known for their high nutritional value and their energy boosting power. they contain immense amount of fiber, protein and Omega 3 fatty acids.
Did you know? Just 1 ounce (or 1 serving) chia seeds contain:
11 grams of fiber
4 grams of protein
18% of the RDA of Calcium
9 grams of fat
30% of the RDA of Magnesium and Manganese
And there’s... Read More
December 28, 2016
The Benefits of Yoga
Are you looking for variety in your workout? Improved flexibility? An improved a peace of mind? Yoga might be the answer.
The Yoga Health Foundation reports that “yoga isn’t just a physical exercise program. It is a scientific system designed to generate greater clarity and harmony in life. With a regular practice, individuals often notice a stronger, slimmer, and more flexible body, in addition to a mentally sharper, more patient, and relaxed sense of self.”
Benefits of... Read More
December 28, 2016
Follow These Tips to Put Less Sugar, Chemicals, and Fat Into Your Diet.
A healthy lifestyle requires modifications, not restrictions. The simple act of swapping unhealthy foods for better nutritious foods can help you feel and look better. Small steps towards your health can further help you in developing healthier habits.
Check out these 5 healthy food swaps:
Refined, white sugar? Maple syrup, honey, agave nectar White sugar has been shown to suppress your immune system, that puts you at an... Read More
December 27, 2016
The Guide for Goal Setting
With the start of another year, comes the time to set a new goal for yourself!
A good way to set a new resolution for yourself is to follow these goal guidelines:
Specific – detailed and well thought out
Measurable – you can see your progress as you go!
Attainable – you believe you can achieve it
Relevant – something you truly care about
Timely – can achieve the goal within a specified time frame
SMART goals can help make your New Year’s Resolution much easier to... Read More
December 22, 2016
Reasons Why You Should Lift Weights
Are you tired of doing the same old cardio exercise? Well, weight lifting may be the workout you have been looking for.
Weight lifting is commonly known as the exercise of lifting a certain amount of weight through the use of barbells or dumbbells. Weight lifting can be used for those with the intention of strength training or body building.
Weightlifting improves health, builds muscle, and improves bone density. And, it’s one of the safest sports out there... Read More
December 9, 2016
Name: Tori Dumoulin
Department: Psychology major, Social Work and Dance minor
Position/Role at UNH: Student, Member of UNH Dance Company, Member of Love Your Melon Campus Crew, Treasurer of McLaughlin Hall Council
Year Started at UNH: 2015
1. What does health mean to you?
Health for me means eating a well-balanced diet, staying active, minimizing stress, and feeling good about where I am mentally and physically.
2. What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
To make a healthy UNH, I try to... Read More
December 8, 2016
Have you Heard About the Powers of Aromatherapy, or Essential Oil Therapy?
Aromatherapy is the process of naturally extracting essences from plants to support health and wellness. Certain scents can actually help balance, harmonize, and promote the health of your body, mind, and spirit.
Try these five key essential oils for a calmer mood:
Lavender Oil This smell will not only help improve your mood, but can help treat neurological symptoms such as migraines, stress, anxiety, and depression. It... Read More
November 28, 2016
How to Avoid Overeating During the Holidays
It seems like just yesterday that us Wildcats were moving back onto campus for the new academic year. But so quickly, the Fall semester is almost over. With the end of the Fall semester comes the excitment of the holiday season.
While the holiday season is known for bringing festivity and cheer, it is also known to bring treats that aren’t so friendly to the waistline. With all of the opportunities to indulge in your favorite holiday goodies, it is... Read More
November 28, 2016
UNH Health Services Offers a Medical Center for Staff Members as well as Students
The University of New Hampshire’s Health Services Center is a great place to go whenever you are sick or need medical advice. It offers students the ability to refill prescriptions, get x-rays, and a plethora of other medical services with the convenience of being centrally located on campus.
In order to provide for the well-being of its faculty and staff, the University of New Hampshire offers an employee clinic... Read More