January 20, 2016
How to Find the Lowest Cost Option for Medical Services
Your doctor says you need a medical service, like labs, or a procedure, like a colonoscopy. He or she gives you a referral. What do you do next?
Although patients should follow their doctor’s recommendations, they have options on where to continue care and can make decisions based on their financial circumstances.
Online resources can be used to find estimates for a service or procedure in hospitals near you. With this information, you... 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 19, 2016
On-campus workout programs for all fitness levels
Are you stressed, tired, and sleep-deprived from your busy schedule? There is one “medication” that can help with that: exercise. A regular schedule of physical activity will have beneficial effects on both the mind and the body.
Along with weight management, regular physical activity will help to:
Reduce risk of chronic diseases;
Strengthen bones and muscles for use in daily activities;
Reduce stress and anxiety;
Regulate sleep patterns; and... Read More
January 15, 2016
Start making a plan on ways to quit smoking
According to Quitter’s Circle, 76% of smokers said it was easier to continue smoking than to try quitting. Although smoking is addictive, it is possible to eliminate the addiction and quit before matters get worse and you see your health decline. We stress so much on getting the proper nutrition, getting the proper amount of physical activity and maintaining a healthy mentality towards life; however, your health will not improve if you add smoking to... Read More
January 13, 2016
Are you looking to make some changes to your diet in order to be healthier?
If so, there are many easy and small changes that you can make to your diet that can greatly benefit your health. Here are three things that you can do to easily improve your diet.
Cut the Sugar. It is well known that sugar is very tasty but not very good for you. The Livestrong website states that sugar can lead to weight gain and increased risk for diseases. The website also states there is a lot of excess sugar found... Read More
January 12, 2016
Improving Your Mood During the Colder Seasons
As it gets colder, the days get shorter, and the winter blues are among us. Getting out of bed or going to the gym may require extra effort. You find yourself eating potato chips and desserts more often than you used to.
You may be affected with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) if you feel less energetic and more irritated as the winter season approaches. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, SAD is “characterized by recurrent... Read More
January 12, 2016
Are You Sick of Just Walking on the Treadmill?
Most people go to gym and just hit the treadmill or elliptical because they are too nervous to go near the weights. Individualized training can teach proper technique and form of every exercise. According to the CDC, “Strength training, particularly in conjunction with regular aerobic exercise, can also have a profound impact on a person's mental and emotional health.” Working with a personal trainer is the fastest way to improve your overall... Read More
January 5, 2016
Detours You Can Take to Help Manage Tobacco Cravings
We’ve all been there: A bump in the road, a sharp turn, an unexpected stop. Sometimes we’re too harsh on ourselves and we let one little upset reverse our entire progression forward-- but it doesn’t have to be this way. One bad day does not define nor denote how far you’ve come. While it’s important to forgive our bad days, it’s just as important to learn from them. Once you can detect what triggers a craving you can take an alternative route... Read More
December 15, 2015
Going to the gym at UNH can be an overwhelming and time consuming experience
There are many ways you can get necessary amounts of physical activity in the comfort of your own home (or dorm room) If you are someone who enjoys the lively aspects of the gym and using all the machines, then keep doing what you’re doing! But if you are someone who gets overwhelmed by the gym atmosphere, and you don’t want to put the time and effort into understanding each machine, working out alone in your room can... Read More
December 9, 2015
Does The Holiday Season Make You Tense?
With the holidays quickly approaching, many moms and dads may have an increased stress level.
You are likely thinking about countless hours of decorating, cleaning, cooking, shopping for gifts, and driving from party to party. You end up feeling overwhelmed and exhausted and in need a vacation.
However, you can make this year different! Be realistic, planning ahead will help to minimize your stress level. Don’t be tempted to leave you “to- do list” until... Read More