February 12, 2015
There are several moments in life when we are handed situations that cause us to feel nervous or anxious.
These emotions can cause us to feel overwhelmed, tense, irritable, and out of control. Anxiety can have severe effects on our body such as feeling fatigued, sweating, stomach upset, pounding heart, lack of hunger and shortness of breath.
It is okay to have anxiety in moderation; it helps you maintain focus and can even give you motivation to help you feel prepared. If you ever feel... Read More
February 10, 2015
Did you know February is American Heart Month?
I’m not talking about chocolate and Valentines Day, but I am talking about preventing high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke!
Cardiovascular Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. It is vital to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine. But exercise doesn’t have to be boring or mean hitting the gym!
Get moving on campus today! Grab a fellow staff member and head over to the Whitt for open skate. Whether it... Read More
February 9, 2015
Having trouble finding time to stay active? Follow these 9 tips to stay fit on campus!
Have you ever skipped out on going to the gym because you simply can’t fit it in your schedule? Finding time to stay active while managing all your academics, work, extra-circulars, and social life can be very challenging. ChooseMyPlate provides 9 easy tips to stay healthy and active on campus.
Walk or bike to class – Healthy UNH provides a Walking Map that tells you how far you walked on... Read More
February 5, 2015
Your work day has just ended and you’re walking down the stairs, next thing you know, you slip and fall. When you come back to work, you’re on crutches. Your parking spot on campus is far from your office and you’re struggling to hold your laptop bag, lunch, and purse.
If only there was some way of making it to your office without breaking a sweat. But, there is! The Wildcat Access van makes your transportation across campus a breeze. The van can pick you up at the lot and bring you to your... Read More
February 4, 2015
What better way to keep warm this winter than by getting your body moving while experiencing the outdoors?
This February, Healthy UNH and Outdoor Adventures are partnering together to offer snowshoe and cross-country ski clinics to all UNH staff, faculty, and their guests. The best part: it’s free! Lessons and equipment are provided at no cost.
Even with the stress of the semester starting combined with the cold January air, it’s important to remember to exercise when you can. Not only do... Read More
February 2, 2015
If you are in need of a medical procedure, call a nurse at Tandem and they will help you find the least expensive provider in your area. They will then reward you with cash depending on the magnitude of your savings. For example, if you are able to find a lower cost provider and save $500 on the procedure, Tandem will reward you with $100. This is a way to entice users to find the most affordable healthcare procedures, and the nurses help you through the process making it very simple.
It’s a... Read More
January 29, 2015
It's never too early to take steps to prevent heart disease! Heart disease is the the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Approximately 1 in every 4 deaths in the US is due to heart disease. Since February is National Heart Month, why not start now to plan for your healthy heart? Healthy UNH has put together a list of actions that you can take to improve your heart health at UNH.
Eat Well with UNH Dining!
For healthy hearts, the American Heart Association... Read More
January 28, 2015
Position/Role at UNH: Alumni
Year Started at UNH: 2002
1. What does health mean to you?
To me, health is measured in a person’s perception of physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. I gauge my health based on my sense of energy, emotional wellbeing, and ability to live without physical restrictions.
2. What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
As UNH alumni and and practicing Athletic Trainer in the seacoast community, over the years I have had the opportunity to aid both current students... Read More
January 26, 2015
As the wind blows and the snow falls, staying indoors next to fireplace seems like the place to be. Staying active is the key to get through this season. Be creative with your physical activities. While cooking a meal for the holidays, curl soup cans while you wait for food to be ready. Getting the house ready for guests is a perfect time to incorporate creative fitness. Mopping and sweeping the floors will get your whole body moving. So put on the holiday music and dance while cleaning up the... Read More
January 22, 2015
In need of some mid semester mental therapy?
Interaction with gentle and friendly animals has proven mental and physical health benefits. Research demonstrates that spending time with furry friends is effective in improving the psychological health of individuals with or without disabilities. It is easy for stress levels to increase with work commitments and midterms around the corner. Pet-therapy is an evidence based activity that can help reduce stress and anxiety. Spending a few minutes... Read More