February 10, 2016
Beat Those Winter Blues! Tips for Staying Active During the Winter
As temperatures start to cool down you may find yourself staying indoors and neglecting being physically active. Curling up by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate does sound tempting, but there are many benefits to keeping yourself active throughout the winter. Do not think of it as an extra chore to fit some exercise in. There are a lot of creative ways to stay active during these next few cold months!
Shopping as your cardio... Read More
February 10, 2016
Do you make the time to do things that are enjoyable and beneficial to your overall health and wellbeing?
UNH offers various forms of massage therapy to not just students, but also employees!
The Office of Health Education and Promotion through Health Services highly promotes massage therapy as a way to improve an individual’s overall health. The website defines massage therapy as a form of bodywork that is used to improve function within the body, and it promotes relaxation and improved... Read More
February 10, 2016
Tips For Beginning a Daily Workout Schedule and How to Stick With It
At the beginning of every new semester, students love to get back to the gym after eating and sitting on the coach during the holidays. For the first couple of weeks the gym is packed. Then the hype of working out begins to die down.
To prevent this from happening to you, it is important to establish a workout routine early in the semester. This makes it harder to get in a slump and deny yourself a good work out for the day.... Read More
February 3, 2016
Use Nutrition to Stay Energized, Maintain Weight and Manage Stress
Late night studying, busy schedules, and stressful courses can poorly influence the eating habits of college students; however, students can take control and boost their nutritional health by following some simple guidelines.
1. Listen to your body.
Although eating before bedtime is not recommended, listen to your body if you are hungry. If your stomach is growling at 10pm because you have not eaten since 5pm, then have a snack... Read More
January 27, 2016
How Devoted are You to Safe Strength Training?
If some of these are absent from your workout routine, maybe it’s time for a check-in.I asked my friend Mariana, who is an ACE certified trainer, to break it down for us.
A pre-workout snack can be the difference between a stellar sweat session and one that leaves you feeling burned out. Put some fuel in the tank before you hit the gym, carbohydrates are key for quick releasing energy, “I love to have some oatmeal with banana or a bagel with... Read More
January 21, 2016
7 Tips on How to Eat Healthy on a Budget
Eating healthy does not have to be expensive. You do not have to shop at Whole Foods every week, or eat only organic foods to be healthy. There are other ways to buy healthy foods without spending a fortune.
Here are seven tips to help make your next grocery trip less expensive:
Eat your greens: You can often get frozen vegetables for about a dollar a bag. These are easy to cook and will add a lot of nutrition to your meal!
Learn to love whole grains:... Read More
January 20, 2016
How to Find the Lowest Cost Option for Medical Services
Your doctor says you need a medical service, like labs, or a procedure, like a colonoscopy. He or she gives you a referral. What do you do next?
Although patients should follow their doctor’s recommendations, they have options on where to continue care and can make decisions based on their financial circumstances.
Online resources can be used to find estimates for a service or procedure in hospitals near you. With this information, you... Read More
January 19, 2016
Kognito is here and can help make a difference!
Do you know a friend or classmate who is feeling sad or stressed? Maybe they do not even know why? Are you looking for something that will help you recognize these challenges so that they can receive some support for the distress they are currently feeling? Different signs of emotional distress are extremely important to recognize right away to prevent them from worsening and to receive further support.
UNH offers students an online program,... Read More
January 19, 2016
On-campus workout programs for all fitness levels
Are you stressed, tired, and sleep-deprived from your busy schedule? There is one “medication” that can help with that: exercise. A regular schedule of physical activity will have beneficial effects on both the mind and the body.
Along with weight management, regular physical activity will help to:
Reduce risk of chronic diseases;
Strengthen bones and muscles for use in daily activities;
Reduce stress and anxiety;
Regulate sleep patterns; and... Read More
January 15, 2016
Start making a plan on ways to quit smoking
According to Quitter’s Circle, 76% of smokers said it was easier to continue smoking than to try quitting. Although smoking is addictive, it is possible to eliminate the addiction and quit before matters get worse and you see your health decline. We stress so much on getting the proper nutrition, getting the proper amount of physical activity and maintaining a healthy mentality towards life; however, your health will not improve if you add smoking to... Read More