April 8, 2015
This year, 2015, marks the American Public Health Association’s 20th anniversary of its National Public Health Week.
Over the past two decades, the APHA has made significant impacts and accomplishments in public health. They are strong believers that everyone needs to partake in helping to become a healthier nation, from national and local policy makers to the general public. By making healthier choices, we are demanding more of a variety for healthier options and are creating an environment... Read More
April 7, 2015
According to the American Public Health Association, “Today, your zip code says too much about your health. Within the United States, there are unacceptable disparities in health by race and ethnic group, state-by-state and even county-by-county.”
This week is National Public Health Week; its goal is to make the United States healthiest nation by 2030!
Fortunately, as UNH students, the majority of us have access to proper health care, food, a gym, and to a higher education. Here, at UNH we... Read More
April 6, 2015
While we are all proud to be a part of the red, white and blue, it is no secret that the US isn’t the healthiest nation in the world.
The real question is — how bad is it? While it may be hard to visualize the issues, let me put it into perspective with some facts:
Life expectancy, compared to the rest of the world, is ranked at a mere 42nd (79.56 years).
Incidence of low birth weight is 8%, with 315,099 babies born in 2013 under 5 pounds 8 ounces
Since 1987, pregnancy related deaths has... Read More
April 6, 2015
Take the free, online program Kognito to see how you can help them.
It is very worrisome to see someone you know act strangely. You want to help them, but don’t know what to do, or how to talk to them. Unfortunately, this is a common scenario and many people do not help the person in distress because they simply do not know what to do. To solve this problem, the Counseling Center at UNH offers a free, on-line program called Kognito. This program is a simulation that helps you identify... Read More
April 1, 2015
Do you feel energy-depleted after a long day behind a desk, or in front of a screen?
Most Americans are used to this sedimentary lifestyle, however, sitting too long and not getting enough exercise can increase your risk for heart disease and strokes. To get a boost of energy during you day and lower your risks for these diseases, lace up your sneakers and get outside for a walk.
The American Heart Association’s National Walking Day, on April 1st, encourages Americans to get at least 30 minutes... Read More
March 31, 2015
The semester is coming to an end, and many of us are beginning to feel the stress that comes with it. April is the perfect time to work on reducing our stress levels, considering its National Stress Awareness Month!
Here are four ways to celebrate National Stress Month Awareness Month here on campus:
Massage therapy involves working on the body with pressure to promote relaxation and well-being, while also removing stress. UNH offers discounted prices to UNH employees and students.
One of the... Read More
March 30, 2015
Fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk of chronic diseases!
Throughout your childhood did you parents not let you leave the table until you finished your plate of green peas? Well as we all know our parents want the best for us and by making sure we ate all of our vegetables, they were actually helping us in reducing the risk of many chronic diseases.
Fruits and vegetables are crucial for healthy maintenance of our body. These super foods provide essential vitamins and minerals, fiber,... Read More
March 27, 2015
UNH Transportation Services has the program for you!
Craving to feel the sunshine on your face? Do you miss the warm breeze on your skin as you peddle down a dirt path? Spring is just around the corner; the snow will melt, and the air will warm up, so take advantage of a great program called Cat Cycles, which is provided by UNH Transportation Services. This program allows you to sign out a bike for up to a week to do with as you please. It's a fun way to get some exercise, which is recommended... Read More
March 24, 2015
3 Tips for Commuter and Transfer Students
If you are a commuter student or a transfer student, getting involved on campus can be a struggle. Luckily, UNH has come up with a way to help.
Commuter and Non-Traditional Student Services is part of the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership located in the MUB. One of the many things they do is put together the Commuter Connection.
The Commuter Connection is a weekly email with announcements about parking and transportation, commuter student... Read More
March 23, 2015
A Challenge from Healthy UNH Intern: Katelyn
In an age where students are constantly on the go from classes, work and various activities, healthy eating may not be a priority.
As an off campus student, it takes even more time and planning to be mindful of the food you are consuming. At times it may be easy to eat out every night with your friends, but you are more likely to be spending more money and eating more calories, versus you making a version of that meal at home.
For many students,... Read More