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Use your lunch break as a time to de-stress

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Author: 
Jessica Palmer
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

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Many adults in the work place get busy in their routine and forget to take a moment to de-stress each day. In theory, working through a lunch break or eating at a desk would save time and be more efficient. In reality, this isn’t improving your work ethic and may even slow you down if you don’t take any time for yourself.

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Relieve Stress with Frazzle Free Finals! - Fall 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

Author: 
Jessica Palmer
Monday, December 1, 2014
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We are officially on the downhill run of fall semester which means that finals are going to be here before we know it. But don’t panic, Healthy UNH and other campus programs are here to help you have a “Frazzle Free” finals week. Unfortunately the weeks surrounding finals often consists of little sleep, poor eating schedules, and high levels of stress, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

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Success without the Stress

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Author: 
Heather DeMello
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Do you feel as though you have a to-do list as long as your arm? One of the most common causes of stress is feeling pressured by a lack of time. The managing of time and the managing of stress go hand in hand. Managing one is necessary to effectively manage the other. Feeling as though you have too much to do and not enough time to do it in can create a significant amount of stress.

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Plan Your Portions for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Monday, November 24, 2014

Author: 
Heather DeMello
Monday, November 24, 2014
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For anyone trying to reach or maintain a personal weight goal, Thanksgiving can be a tough holiday. With so many delicious food tempting you, it can be difficult to maintain your healthy habits during the holiday season. Splurging on Thanksgiving dinner can set off a domino effect for eating habits throughout the holidays. Take control of the day and jumpstart your motivation for a happy and healthy holiday season. Incorporating fresh vegetables and produce into Thanksgiving dishes can bring health color and flavor to your table!

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It’s better to run when the weather is fun!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

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Do you feel like you are spending way too much time indoors whether it be in class or your room? Well a great way to appreciate the beautiful weather is to go for a run outside! Running is a great form of exercise that has numerous health benefits.  Going for a run can help strengthen your muscles, help build strong bones, lower your risk for heart disease, maintain a healthy weight, and even improve your mood and mental health.

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National Yoga Month

Friday, September 19, 2014

Author: 
Audrey Walker
Friday, September 19, 2014
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            September is celebrated as National Yoga Month! Not only is yoga a great workout, it is an exercise in discipline and mental focus. The Yoga Health Foundation promotes National Yoga Month and works to draw awareness to yoga and spread the activity across the nation. More information about the Yoga Health Foundation and different events that will take place this month can be found on their website.

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Do You Pursue Perfection?

Friday, June 27, 2014

Author: 
Julie Hurlbut
Friday, June 27, 2014

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College students (and all of us) are burdened by the idea that we have to succeed in all areas of our lives to be as well balanced as we can, but when does the idea of being perfect go too far?

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Improving Your Memory, Improving Your Health

Monday, June 23, 2014

Author: 
Mollie Behan
Monday, June 23, 2014

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Ever feel like something’s on the tip of your tongue but you just can’t recall what it is? Or feel like you have so many things to remember, you have to write everything down or else your thoughts will be completely lost? Being a college student, I often feel overwhelmed with the amount of information I have to process, retain and recite.

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Get Involved With Peer Education and Mentoring!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Author: 
Mollie Behan
Friday, June 13, 2014

If you are student who is interested in supporting and helping fellow students with health concerns, then peer education and mentoring may be for you! Peer education and peer mentoring services provided by the UNH Health Services Office of Health Education and Promotion are intended for UNH students who are interested in outreaching to UNH other students who are struggling with certain health issues or concerns by providing education, support and engaging activities.

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What does healthy mean?

Friday, May 30, 2014

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Friday, May 30, 2014

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Health and healthy are words you hear daily. Many people will think of “fitspiration” and thin men and woman as being the picture of health. I disagree with the notion that healthy is synonymous with being thin. Health should be individualized and encompass balance of mental and physical health. 

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