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
January 13, 2016
Are you looking to make some changes to your diet in order to be healthier?
If so, there are many easy and small changes that you can make to your diet that can greatly benefit your health. Here are three things that you can do to easily improve your diet.
Cut the Sugar. It is well known that sugar is very tasty but not very good for you. The Livestrong website states that sugar can lead to weight gain and increased risk for diseases. The website also states there is a lot of excess sugar found... Read More
January 12, 2016
Improving Your Mood During the Colder Seasons
As it gets colder, the days get shorter, and the winter blues are among us. Getting out of bed or going to the gym may require extra effort. You find yourself eating potato chips and desserts more often than you used to.
You may be affected with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) if you feel less energetic and more irritated as the winter season approaches. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, SAD is “characterized by recurrent... Read More
January 12, 2016
Are You Sick of Just Walking on the Treadmill?
Most people go to gym and just hit the treadmill or elliptical because they are too nervous to go near the weights. Individualized training can teach proper technique and form of every exercise. According to the CDC, “Strength training, particularly in conjunction with regular aerobic exercise, can also have a profound impact on a person's mental and emotional health.” Working with a personal trainer is the fastest way to improve your overall... Read More
January 7, 2016
Easy ways to include physical activity in your schedule
No time for the gym? No problem. Whether you have a busy schedule or simply do not enjoy formal gym workouts, you can always find ways to incorporate physical activity in your life.
Use a pedometer.
Set realistic goals and keep track of your steps. Seeing progress will motivate you to continue to take the stairs instead of the elevator or get off one bus stop earlier so you can walk more.
Stay active with friends and family.
At home,... Read More
January 6, 2016
Stressed? UNH has the perfect solution to help you relax
The New Year is a time to focus on your well-being. However, it is also a time that can be stressful and tiring. Make it your goal this new year to set some time aside for YOU. Reiki may be the solution to your everyday stressors. It is open to the entire UNH community.
Reiki is based on the idea that we all have energy that allows us to be well. When that energy is off balance, we are more likely to become ill or unhappy. The stressors... Read More
January 5, 2016
A fitness reimbursement program for USNH Harvard Pilgrim subscribers
There is no question that living a healthy lifestyle can reduce healthcare costs. Exercise, a contributing factor towards healthy living, improves your:
•alertness and concentration
•ability to handle stress and depression
The University System of New Hampshire (USNH) Wellness Connection program can help you develop your fitness goals by giving you up to $500 per year... Read More