February 21, 2011
Established in the UNH community in the spring of 2010, Active Minds is a relatively new student-run group on campus that aims to remove the social stigma that surrounds mental issues on campuses throughout North America. The goal of Active Minds is to provide information and resources to students regarding mental health issues in order to increase awareness and gain support. In discussing the occurrence and characteristics of mental illnesses, Active Minds hopes to encourage students to seek... Read More
February 14, 2011
SHARPP is the Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program at UNH that provides services to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking. Within the UNH community, SHARPP provides emotional support, academic interventions, advocacy, crisis intervention, medical and legal accompaniment, and resources and referrals to those in need. Most importantly, SHARPP is available to all UNH students regardless of age, gender, race, religious or political affiliation, health... Read More
February 7, 2011
Face it - we’ve all been walking through the mall when we stumble upon the food court. The sweet aroma of pizza, Chinese food, and cinnamon buns is almost intoxicating. But how on earth are you supposed to fit into the skinny jeans you just bought if you’re filling your body with such high-fat, calorie-dense foods? Nicole DeCoursy recently published an article that outlined the 10 healthiest foods you can find at the mall food court. The foods are as follows:
Asian Grilled Salmon on Brown... Read More
December 9, 2010
When you get angry or happy or sad, where do you show your emotions first? Your face, of course! Your face is one of the most expressive parts of your body to the outside world. From talking, chewing, and laughing to grinding teeth, smiling, and frowning, your face gets quite a workout on a daily basis. For this reason, facial muscles hold a lot of stress and tension simply due to living. But what if there was something to do in order to reduce the tension in your face and your overall stress... Read More
November 29, 2010
We all know that physical activity has a direct impact on muscle tone and cardiovascular health, but did you know regular exercise can have a positive impact on skin health? That’s right, regular physical activity has been linked to healthier, younger looking skin in addition to reduced risk of acne and breakouts.
A recent article by Colette Bouchez on WebMD Online investigated the benefits of physical activity when it comes to skin health. Here’s a brief overview of her findings:
Exercise is... Read More
November 24, 2010
For years we’ve been taught that potatoes are bad for you.
Their presence at the top of the Food Guide Pyramid is attributed to their
starch content and somewhat high glycemic index. But what if the health
benefits of potatoes outweighed their downfalls? Certainly potatoes shouldn’t
be eaten daily to a sugar freak or diabetic, but they are quite healthy and
actually beneficial to others if eaten in moderation. Here are some of the
nutritional benefits of potatoes…
contain all 22... Read More
November 17, 2010
you noticed the table at the MUB promoting Fat Talk Free Week? How about the
shirts around campus reading, “Friends Don’t Let Friends Fat Talk”? Have you
been wondering what all the hoopla is over ‘fat talk’? If so, you’ve come to
the right place to learn!
Fat Talk Free Week was established
by Delta Delta Delta to raise awareness of the dangers of ‘fat talk’ and the
impact it has on self-esteem and confidence levels of women throughout the
world. “Does my butt look fat in these
jeans?” “I... Read More
November 5, 2010
Do you have health insurance? Do you find yourself struggling to pay off medical bills? Where do you go if you’ve run out of money and desperately need a medication or medical procedure? Have no fear, Community Health Centers are here!
Community Health Centers are public, non-profit facilities that provide medical, dental, mental health and even chiropractic care as well as health education and specialty care to individuals regardless of age, sex, marital status, race, and income levels.... Read More
October 27, 2010
What do you think of when you hear the word hypnotism? Do you envision a person fluttering around stage like a butterfly? Or how about a person on stage that sees everyone in the audience as being naked? Comic hypnotists have shaped our opinions and ideas when it comes to hypnotism and the hypnotic state. What many don’t realize is that hypnotism can actually be used as a stress reduction technique.
This week in my Stressed Out class we had a guest speaker who is a local hypnotist that came in... Read More
October 18, 2010
Throughout the past three weeks I’ve been wearing a pedometer to count the number of steps I take on a given day. Being a fairly active person who walks to class rather than taking the bus and works as a server at a very busy restaurant in Newington, I assumed that I walked approximately two to four miles per day. What I found, however, absolutely astonished me. On school days, work days, and days where I both went to school and worked I walked approximately two to four, seven to twelve, and... Read More