January 29, 2015
It's never too early to take steps to prevent heart disease! Heart disease is the the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Approximately 1 in every 4 deaths in the US is due to heart disease. Since February is National Heart Month, why not start now to plan for your healthy heart? Healthy UNH has put together a list of actions that you can take to improve your heart health at UNH.
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January 26, 2015
As the wind blows and the snow falls, staying indoors next to fireplace seems like the place to be. Staying active is the key to get through this season. Be creative with your physical activities. While cooking a meal for the holidays, curl soup cans while you wait for food to be ready. Getting the house ready for guests is a perfect time to incorporate creative fitness. Mopping and sweeping the floors will get your whole body moving. So put on the holiday music and dance while cleaning up the... Read More
January 22, 2015
In need of some mid semester mental therapy?
Interaction with gentle and friendly animals has proven mental and physical health benefits. Research demonstrates that spending time with furry friends is effective in improving the psychological health of individuals with or without disabilities. It is easy for stress levels to increase with work commitments and midterms around the corner. Pet-therapy is an evidence based activity that can help reduce stress and anxiety. Spending a few minutes... Read More
January 20, 2015
Did you know that as a full time degree student at UNH you are required to have adequate health insurance?
This policy has been enforced to ensure students have access to health care while at UNH. Requiring you to have health insurance provides financial protection from major illness or injury, and to receive care when you need it! If you are a student and do not have health insurance don’t you worry! UNH provides students with a qualified health plan known as the UNH Student Health... Read More
January 15, 2015
Living in New Hampshire, it can be hard to find ways to exercise in the winter.
Even if it is warm enough to go on a walk or run outside, the roads may be too icy or snowy to exercise on. I find that one of the easiest fixes to this problem is to join your local gym. Plenty of different gyms offer holiday membership deals such as reduced sign up fees or even a month or two free! Some facilities may even offer free trial periods. Joining a gym not only gives you somewhere warm to workout... Read More
January 13, 2015
Could standing desks be a solution to America’s inactive lifestyles?
We live in a day and age where many people are trying to improve their health and wellbeing, but are unsure where to start. There is a large focus on eating healthy and getting physical activity. However, maybe we should start focusing on the problem with inactivity. We are a hard working nation and many days are spent at work or school. What if there was a way to not sit a desk all day for hours on end?
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January 12, 2015
Have you ever experienced feelings of moodiness or depression during the cold winter months? Recognizing the symptoms and understanding the possible cause can help you find a solution. UNH has resources to assist you.
The changing seasons can be the cause of a disorder known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is a type of depression that comes and goes with the transitions from season to season. It occurs in most people during the transition from fall to winter. It’s important to be able... Read More