March 31, 2017
The Importance of Public Health
You may have a general understanding of Public Health but what is it exactly? According to the American Public Health Association (APHA), Public Health "promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play." Throughout your day Public Health helps to reduce your risk of different injuries and or diseases. Here are 5 different ways Public Health can show up in your day:
1. Brushing your teeth – Thanks to Public... Read More
March 29, 2017
Get Involved in the Movement!
National Public Health Week will be celebrated from April 3rd to April 9th this year! National Public Health Week is an initiative of the American Public Health Association (APHA). According to the APHA website “Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play.”
On the National Public Health Week 2017 website there are tools and resources to help get everyone have a successful week. Stopping by their... Read More
March 27, 2017
Learn About UNH’s Women’s Self Defense Class
Have you ever felt unsafe or intimidated walking home alone at night? Especially when there doesn’t seem to be many people around besides you. This can be a common situation on a college campus, and it can make people feel uneasy. Now you can learn how to defend yourself in the hopes to feel safe on campus, and wherever you go.
UNH Campus Recreation is offering a self defense class for women, that follows The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) System.... Read More
March 22, 2017
Name: Nicholas (Nick) Alley
Position/Role at UNH: Recreation Management and Policy: Program and Event Management
Year Started at UNH: 2013
1. What does health mean to you?
Health has always been something I’ve yearned to have under control since about middle school. I grew up wanting to be stronger than what I was. I primarily ran track, swam, and participated in cross-country running throughout high school. I was always underweight for my age and had an iron deficiency.... Read More
March 22, 2017
Here’s to Making Hydration More Enjoyable!
More research has been published on the benefits of drinking water. However, let’s face it—plain water can be a little boring sometimes. It might be easier reaching for the fruit soda or juice for some bold flavors, but you can easily infuse your own water as a healthier option!
By adding fruits, veggies, and herbs in your water and infusing it overnight or for a couple of hours, getting yourself hydrated can be more fun than tedious.
Here are some... Read More
March 22, 2017
The Idea of “Filling Your Cup” and the Power of Positivity.
You know that feeling when you get into a funk and it seems so much easier to mope around and be negative than it does to try and come back from it? How about this? Are you still grumpy if someone smiles at you or does a nice gesture like hold the door for you or pay your toll fee on the highway? These are proof that little positive gestures can go a long way.
There are two main ways I like to create and share positivity within my own... Read More
March 8, 2017
10 Ways to Participate in Act Happy Week
Happiness has been associated with many positive health implications, such as helping to maintain healthy blood pressure, boost your immune system, and oppose dangers associated with stress hormones. Being happy can also improve your mood and the mood of those around you. Is this not enough to make you want to improve your happiness?
Act Happy Week occurs every year during the third week of March, this year it runs from March 20th to March 26th. Right... Read More
March 2, 2017
The Benefits of Mindfulness
Do you ever feel like you're in a fog or “out of it” during stressful times? Being mindful can actually help alleviate these feelings. You may have heard of the term “mindfulness” but may not understand what it means to be mindful. According to the American Psychological Association, mindfulness is “a moment-to-moment awareness of one's experience without judgment” and is considered a “state and not a trait” that can be practiced.
Being mindful is being aware of... Read More
February 24, 2017
How to Best Understand Nutrition Fact Labels and Build a Healthy Diet
If you want to start eating healthier, or just know what you’re eating, understanding the nutrition facts
label can be very helpful. The nutrition facts label contains information on the serving size of products, nutrient information, as well as calories. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics put out an article, The Basics of the Nutrition Facts Label, in which they discuss a guide to decoding nutrition fact labels to help... Read More
February 22, 2017
Do You Have Questions About Following a Plant-Based Diet? Read More to Find Answers!
About 7.3 million people in America follow a vegetarian-based diet, and approximately one million of that count are vegans. As a newly-inspired member of the vegan community for the past year, I get praised and criticized based on my diet. One thing I have noticed is hearing the same misconceptions about a plant-based diet from people who are either against it or are curious and thinking of transitioning.
The... Read More