December 20, 2010
It’s that time of year again where it seems that everyone is getting sick. A recent study done by Appalachian State University found that on average patients are sick for 13 days during the winter months and 8 days during the fall season. However, the study also found that people who exercised or participated in physical activity were sick half of those days. The article discusses the potential positive impact of physical activity on the immune system. It was determined that people who... Read More
December 16, 2010
Eating healthy during the holidays can often be a challenge. There is so much delicious food and often times too many options to choose from…that you just have to try everything. I usually have a hard time deciding between cookies, brownies, and apple pie. Even aside from dessert, many times people over eat main course meals as well. This is a common problem for almost everybody during the holidays but there are ways to help!
A new trick to try this year when baking and preparing for the... Read More
December 10, 2010
According to a study published by The Journal of the American Medical Association, the cost of drinking goes far beyond your bar tab or the price of a 12 pack each week. In 1999, the U.S. consumer expenditure was $116.2 billion. Underage drinkers contributed to $22.5 billion and consumers over 21 years of age were responsible for the remaining $34.4 billion. Being on a college campus, alcohol consumption is obviously going to be a popular trend for both of age and underaged students. Without a... Read More
December 9, 2010
Years Worked at UNH: 15
What does health mean to you?: Health means maintaining strong muscles and a bright smile so that I'm received well by all students, children, and fans of UNH and feared by fans of our competing universities.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I want every student and fan of UNH to do just as I do and that is to adhere to the advice of our very esteemed faculty and bright students in our health-related majors. I get plenty of sleep (never in... Read More
December 9, 2010
When you get angry or happy or sad, where do you show your emotions first? Your face, of course! Your face is one of the most expressive parts of your body to the outside world. From talking, chewing, and laughing to grinding teeth, smiling, and frowning, your face gets quite a workout on a daily basis. For this reason, facial muscles hold a lot of stress and tension simply due to living. But what if there was something to do in order to reduce the tension in your face and your overall stress... Read More
December 6, 2010
We have all heard the household remedies for fighting off the common cold, such as washing your hands frequently or consuming vitamin C. New research from a report published by the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that people who exercise regularly tend to have fewer colds than sedentary people. The study tracked over 1,000 participants from ages 18 to 85 for three months, recording their cold symptoms, amount of aerobic exercise, and various other factors that could potentially... Read More
December 3, 2010
An emergency room visit is something that nobody wants to encounter. That hospital visit is usually not for a positive reason and in some cases can (figuratively) cost people an arm and a leg! For patients who are insured, the cost of an emergency visit is significantly less than those who are uninsured. Based on information taken from the New Hampshire Health Cost below is a list of possible costs for UNH faculty/staff in the case of a minor ER visit (outpatient):
Insured Patient (... Read More
December 2, 2010
Years Worked at UNH: 26
What does health mean to you?: Health is mind, body, spirit – the whole package. I choose how I fuel my body, how I work my body for fitness and what I feed my mind with thoughts. I then can have a positive influence on myself, those around me, and how I contribute to my community and place on this planet.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I walk to meetings, always take the stairs, bike commute in good weather, and choose fruits and... Read More
December 1, 2010
Let me start by saying I am a huge tea drinker; I’m talking five or six cups a day. For all the coffee addicts out there whose java is more “their cup of tea”, I can sympathize with you, the day just isn’t the same without it! I love the taste, the smell, the feeling of tea as it warms up my whole body and I just feel relaxed. This sparked in my mind and made me wonder, does tea have any stress relieving affects? Turns out a study was conducted by the University College of London to test the... Read More