February 10, 2016
Do you make the time to do things that are enjoyable and beneficial to your overall health and wellbeing?
UNH offers various forms of massage therapy to not just students, but also employees!
The Office of Health Education and Promotion through Health Services highly promotes massage therapy as a way to improve an individual’s overall health. The website defines massage therapy as a form of bodywork that is used to improve function within the body, and it promotes relaxation and improved... 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 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
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
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 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
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
October 27, 2015
How Tobacco Use Could Hinder Your Academic Performance as a College Student
College can be an overwhelming experience for many, and everyone copes with stress differently. Although tobacco use is not as common as it was in the past, many young students still use tobacco for various reasons.
Throughout the years, tobacco use in the United States has greatly decreased because U.S. citizens have become very aware of how life threatening it can be. According to The U.S. Department of Health and... Read More
October 22, 2015
The Flu Vaccine: Fact vs. Fiction
New school year means new people, new germs, and new strains of the flu. Every year, Health Services posts flyers around campus to promote the flu vaccine. Many students will get it because it is free and seems like the right thing to do. While others do not get it because they believe it is harmful, or that they simply do not need it.
The flu is an illness that will never disappear. Students need to know the facts about the flu vaccine, so that they can make... Read More
June 24, 2015
Ever Wonder Why Our Bodies Become Stiff When We Are Stressed?
Stress can cause unnatural muscle tension. Although massage therapy is commonly used for relaxation and pain relief, it can also be an effective therapy for aspects of mental health.
Research supports that massage has a direct relationship with positive health outcomes. When the body tissues are manipulated, messages are sent to the brain to relax the body and release endorphins. This technique increases circulation while... Read More