May 1, 2015
On June 3, 2015, students, faculty, and staff will join together in front of the Whitt to participate in the 7th annual Walk NH at UNH on the Durham campus.
This event encourages people to get excited about getting active and overall wellness. #WalkNHunh is an opportunity to socialize with friends, family, coworkers, and meet other members of our community. Walking is a great exercise because it is easy, free, and can be done anywhere.
According to the American Heart Association, “Walking... Read More
May 1, 2015
With the warm summer weather on its way, working out in a gym can get stuffy and old really quick. Experience the warm weather we’ve all been waiting for while also trying something new.
This summer, June through August 2015, Healthy UNH Outdoors is offering seven different kayaking and paddle boarding outings, at a reduced rate to faculty, staff, and their guests. The outings range from fifteen to twenty dollars. The classes are offered to all skill levels with instruction included, so there’s... Read More
April 30, 2015
Could the display of nutrition information on foods influence the health status of an entire country?
I have encountered some new food challenges while living in Australia:
finding new brands and varieties of food products,
using the metric system, and
reading the nutrition labels.
In the States we order our meat in pounds, not kilograms; refrigerated items are reference in Fahrenheit, not Celsius; and nutrition labels appear differently and in different units of measure. Try monitoring your... Read More
April 28, 2015
With finals around the corner, students aren’t the only people on campus becoming stressed.
The semester is also coming to an end for faculty. Stress can impact your body in many ways, so it’s important to manage stress.
Stress has both short-term and long-term effects on your body.
Short-term effects can include headaches, upset stomach, overeating or under eating, sleep problems, and angry outbursts.
Long-term effects include heart and blood vessel problems, inflammation in the circulatory... Read More
April 27, 2015
Stress can have serious negative impacts...
As the warm weather returns, so does the familiar stress that comes with finals. For college students, stress is almost as normal as eating; it is apart of our everyday life. Most students don’t even realize they are stressed because they have become accustomed to it, however, stress can have serious negative impacts on your physical and mental wellness.
There are many ways you can reduce your stress during finals:
Have some time alone
Take study... Read More
April 24, 2015
Department: Facilities Campus Planning
Position/Role at UNH: CAD/DMS/GIS AdministratorYears at UNH: 8
1. What does health mean to you?
Health is an investment that compounds over time. What you do now makes a big impact later in life and it goes both ways. Do your best to be healthy now, you’ll be better off later, make some poor health choices now, pay for those later as well. It’s all a balance and we just do the best we can.
2. What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
I do my best to take... Read More
April 23, 2015
“More than half of the U.S. population lives within five miles of their workplace, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work.”
May 15th is Bike to Work Day at UNH; and what better way to celebrate the warm weather than an enjoyable bike ride. Whether you take advantage of the bike lanes on the street, or want to go for a ride during your lunch break, biking is an easy way to get the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity. Your commute could become the best part of your day... Read More
April 21, 2015
Before coming abroad I knew I wasn’t going to have the luxury of a gym like the Hamel Recreation Center . I also knew a gym membership would be way too expensive to have abroad. Not going to the gym and eating all of the glorified food in Florence, Italy worried me!
When I talked to other people who went abroad they told me how much walking I would be doing and how all the walking would really contribute toward my daily exercise. But not having any experience yet, I was still skeptical.... Read More
April 20, 2015
Be proactive and use preventive care to your advantage.
With our busy lives, many of us only pay a visit to the doctor’s office when we experience a serious medical issue. This could lead to huge medical bills if a health problem goes undiagnosed or gets out of hand.
Be proactive and use preventive care to your advantage. Health insurance plans cover a whole range of preventive services that can help keep both you and your family healthy.
These services typically include:
Blood pressure... Read More
April 16, 2015
Students receive an incredible amount of resources with this fee.
Every student that is enrolled at UNH is required to pay about $450 per academic year in return for accessibility to Health Services. It is included with the tuition and fees bill, but what exactly does a student gain from this mandatory health fee?
The Health Services department provides resources, medical appointments, testing, access to local emergency facilities, and much more, for little to no additional costs for students... Read More