December 1, 2015
Be educated on what your student health fee covers
According to NIH, “Close living quarters, shared restrooms, and a lot of social activities make a college student more likely to get sick during the academic year.” For most college students, mom and dad always took care of doctor’s appointments and the cost of medications, but now you are on your own. It is time that you learn the basics when it comes to paying for your health. It’s rare to find a student who isn’t counting on every penny to... Read More
December 1, 2015
Learn about UNH’s aim towards maintaining a community with as little smoking as possible
Did you know that UNH has a specific policy intended to limit tobacco use on campus? It has since 2002. Under the policy, smoking is not permitted in the following campus areas:
Inside all buildings owned and occupied or leased and occupied by UNH.
Outdoor Areas:Entrances and outside stairways to buildings, and outdoor passageways to entrances and stairways. Smoking will not be allowed... Read More
November 24, 2015
Have you ever considered how even small amounts of walking each day could greatly improve your health and overall wellbeing?
It is easy to forget about how important it is to stay active as a busy adult who is dealing with the stresses of everyday life. The Harvard Medical School website states that walking does not get the credit that it deserves, and it provides more health benefits than many people think!
There is no need to pay for an expensive gym membership, or to learn how to operate... Read More
November 19, 2015
It is time to learn the truth about being a vegetarian, and it is time to understand all of the health benefits that come along with being a vegetarian.
This is the perfect time to consider how becoming a vegetarian could positively impact your health. Many adults have had the same eating habits for a long time, and it can hard to keep an open mind and try new things.
The question that I pose to you is: Would you be open to becoming a vegetarian if you knew how much your health could improve?... Read More
November 17, 2015
It’s never too early to take steps to prevent heart disease!
“Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. People with high blood pressure are 4 times more likely to die from a stroke and 3 times more likely to die from heart disease, compared to those with normal blood pressure.”
High blood pressure presents no symptoms or warning signs! So, that’s why you need to be informed on your number. You can get your blood pressure checked for free at... Read More
November 17, 2015
It's time to reflect on the state of your own mental health and try something new that could help you cope with some of the daily struggles in your life.
The Huffington Post states that anyone could benefit from therapy, even if they are the healthiest person in the world. The article states that “therapy can help you handle emotions from problems or stressors, even if they aren’t dramatically life-altering or traumatic.” Do not underestimate your own emotional, physical, or mental struggles.... Read More
November 12, 2015
What is the reason behind an individual’s decision to use tobacco? No matter what the reason is, there are healthy alternatives to tobacco use.
Many individuals choose to use tobacco to relieve stress, irritability, tension, or just to improve their moods. Although tobacco use is a quick fix to temporarily solve these problems, there are many options for individuals that are much healthier and more sustainable than tobacco use.
Smoking is only a temporary solution for coping with stress and... Read More
November 10, 2015
Take a Timeout From School and Give Intramurals a Shot
If you’re not already following a regular workout routine, there’s no better time than now. You don’t need to be an all-star or MVP to join the intramural sports teams at UNH, whether it’s to meet new people, sharpen your skills, or pick up a new athletic pastime, there are tons of opportunities for students to stay active. The Hamel Recreation Center offers registration in all leagues, from wheelchair handball to softball in the spring.... Read More
November 10, 2015
Don’t Give Up Your Parking Spot, Get Care on Campus!
Are you a UNH employee? Do you ever worry about having to miss time from work to attend medical appointments? Well, the UNH Employee Clinic might be just what you need.
In 2012, UNH opened an on-campus employee health clinic that is easily accessed by all UNH employees and dependents over the age of 18. The UNH Employee Clinic provides employee members with plenty of services right on campus specifically targeted at specific individual needs... Read More
November 5, 2015
Think Walking is Only a Means of Getting From Point A to Point B? Think Again, This Low Impact Form of Exercise is Making Big Strides.
The Benefits of walking are endless. Sure, it may not be as exciting as jiu-jitsu, or as intense as spin class, but when all you need is to get away from the hustle and bustle of college life, it’s there for you-- right outside your door. Not only is it proven to aid in weight loss, but studies have shown it can lower levels of stress and boost mood. If you go... Read More