May 19, 2017
How Exercise Can Improve Mental Health
It's clear that exercise can help improve your physical health but did you know that exercise is actually one of the best ways to improve your mental health too? Running, dancing, swimming, walking, and even gardening is shown to enhance your mood and improve your overall mental wellbeing.
When you exercise your brain releases feel good neurochemicals called endorphins which act as natural pain killers and can "bring about feelings of euphoria and general... Read More
June 24, 2016
How Harvard Pilgrim Wellness Connection Can Save You Money
Some days the motivation to go to the gym can be hard. You’re too tired, busy, or just don’t feel like going today. What if I told you going to the gym will save you money? Now that’s an incentive!
The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Wellness Connection Program is a great way to save money and get in shape. Those who are eligible must be University System of New Hampshire subscribers with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England. By being... Read More
May 13, 2016
Health Coaches Can Help You Reach Your Goals
Does your weight fluctuate more than you would like it to? Has your doctor told you that you are at risk for diabetes? Is your stress affecting your health and relationships? Harvard Pilgrim members ages 18 and above can talk to a health coach via telephone for health and wellness guidance.
Harvard Pilgrim health coaches are registered nurses who are certified in lifestyle management coaching. Through one-on-one phone sessions, they can help you... Read More
April 27, 2016
How Using the UNH Campus Walking Guide Can Help You Get Your Daily Steps!
As students we hustle to our classes every day throughout campus, but have you ever wondered how far you have walked in a day? Now you can figure out how far you have walked using the UNH Campus Walking Guide! This guide uses Google Maps to help track how far you have walked in a day. The guide is simple to use and even has the option to use this map with your cell phone!
Walking is a very important aspect in our life... Read More
April 1, 2016
Improving Your Mental Health
After a long, stressful day, it can be difficult to go for a jog or make way to the gym. People often want to unwind on the couch with their friends and binge- watch Netflix episodes. Individuals often overlook the importance of exercising not only for their physical health, but for their mental health.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that consistent physical activity can not only improve physical health, but can assist with keeping your mind sharp as... Read More
January 5, 2016
Come learn more about how group fitness classes are the new in!
Go ahead and put on your appropriate workout attire and shuffle down to the Field House for professionally led fitness classes. The Wildcat Workout Project is held in the Field House and encourages UNH Employees, as well as any dependents over the age of 18, to come fully energized and ready to work up a sweat!
These fitness classes were created to allow the employees at UNH to feel less stressed when working out. Since the Field... 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 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
July 13, 2015
What Physical Activity Can Do For You!
According to the American Heart Association, “Adults need 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. For People who benefit from lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, we recommend 40 minutes of aerobic training 3 to 4 times a week to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke.”
UNH staff members, it may seem overwhelming to begin exercising when you have no prior experience or have been sedentary for a long time, but it’s time to get off the couch! You... Read More
June 15, 2015
4 Tips for Summer Health
We all love summer. Summer means less work, warmer weather, beach days, barbeques, and much more. Summer also involves many social events that revolve around food, from graduation parties to picnics. Beyour best this summer by following these four tips:
Stick to water. When it’s hot and you’re thirsty, it’s tempting to reach for a sugary drink, such as soda or lemonade. By drinking water, you’ll avoid drinking empty calories.
Be a healthy host. You won’t be tempted by... Read More