September 22, 2017
Name: Jacki Vandergon
Department: Campus Recreation
Position/Role at UNH: Coordinator of Member Services
Year Started at UNH: 2012
1. What does health mean to you?
Health isn’t a compartmentalized thing. It doesn’t just show up in one area of life. It is a part of every fiber. For me, I try to do my best to work towards all my definitions of emotional, financial, physical, etc. health. The good part is that there is no health enlightenment phase, we get to work on it and improve upon it... Read More
September 20, 2017
Learn About Five Health Benefits Of Eating At Least One Apple A Day
Have you heard of the famous saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away"? It turns out there is most definitely truth to that statement. Luckily, there are a wide variety of apples to choose from and they are not only tasty and nutritious, but they are also affordable!
Here are five of the major health benefits of eating apples:
1. Dental Care
Eating an apple stimulates the secretion of saliva, reducing the growth of... Read More
September 20, 2017
Farmer’s Markets Are Still Open And There Is Plenty Of Time To Go
If you live in the Durham area, you know that there is an abundance of farmer’s markets around, all within 30 minutes. However, if you were too busy this summer to stop by one of them, don’t worry! They’re still open!
The Seacoast Growers Association of New Hampshire runs four farmer’s markets in the area. These markets include Durham, Dover, Exeter and Portsmouth farmer’s markets. Each market is open on a different day of the... Read More
September 19, 2017
Learn More About Group Exercise Classes At UNH.
College can be overwhelming, making it hard to find a balance between class, homework, social life and staying healthy. When trying to balance everything, health is usually the piece that is pushed aside. Luckily, UNH provides a way for you to mix fitness into your social life. The Hamel Recreation Center at UNH provides daily group exercise classes for students. These classes provide an opportunity for students to have a scheduled workout at the... Read More
September 13, 2017
The Most Common And Costly Diseases That Exist Today Are Also The Most Preventable
Various chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and obesity are the most common health problems in America today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chronic diseases are responsible for 7 in 10 deaths among Americans each year, and the majority of health care costs. These diseases may be the most common and costly, but they are also in fact the most... Read More
September 12, 2017
Could Your Stress Be Something Far Greater?
Anxiety is defined by the American Psychological Association as an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes such as increased blood pressure. Stress on the other hand, has these same characteristics aside from the fact that it is in a reaction to a particular circumstance or situation. Stress is a much more temporary state.
Anxiety can be categorized into different disorders such as generalized anxiety... Read More
September 6, 2017
Name: Lizzie Shell
Position/Role at UNH: Student
Years at UNH: 3
1.What does health mean to you?
To me, health is a balance of multiple factors. When most people think of health, they of think physical health (absence of disease/injury, physical fitness, etc). While physical health is important, I believe it’s just one piece of what makes up your health. Health is a state of optimal physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, and social well-being that allows you to perform... Read More
September 6, 2017
Discover Why You Should Always Eat Before A Workout
Do you ever hop out of bed in the morning and go straight to the gym? It is very common for most people to want to work out in the morning, get their day started right and have time to get things done the rest of the day. But, when you work out in the morning should you forego breakfast? The answer is: never!
It is a common myth to believe that when you work out on an empty stomach, your body will burn more fat than it would on a full stomach... Read More
September 1, 2017
Find Out More About UNH Health and Wellness Mindfulness and Meditation Classes
Being in college can be stressful. Between classes, homework, extracurricular activities, jobs, and keeping a social life, there isn’t much time for relaxation. This is where mindfulness and meditation can help!
Why mindfulness and meditation? UNH Health and Wellness has chosen this platform to help students become more aware of what is going on around them and become more conscious of the present. Benefits include... Read More
August 22, 2017
A Must-use Resource to Check Out BEFORE Your Senior Year!
I remember four years ago, when I was faced with the question of where I wanted to go to school, saying, “anywhere BUT UNH.” I was adamant and didn’t want to be stuck at an in-state school where 10% of my graduating class was going. I wanted to make new friends and get the most out of my college experience. Then I went to an Accepted Student Day, got to attend a UNH Hockey Game for free, and got my first taste of the college atmosphere.... Read More