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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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Mental Health Month

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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Did you know May is Mental Health Awareness month? Mental Health America has named May Mental Health Awareness month and chose this year’s theme to be “Mind Your Health”. The goal of Mental Health America is to construct public acknowledgement of the importance of mental health on the body and towards overall health. It’s important to recognize how the body and mind interact with each other. Poor health on one can greatly affect the other.

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Overcoming Procrastination, Stop Putting it Off!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Monday, May 12, 2014

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As finals are here, now is a great time to talk about procrastination. It may seem like you have plenty of time to study and finish all your assignments, but with a full course load, you will probably need all the time you can get. Procrastinating and getting distracted can put you way behind schedule. What may seem like a quick Facebook break, can easily turn into an hour long process of looking through random people's pictures (we all know it happens) or taking countless Buzzfeed quizzes. All this procrastinating can lead to stress and unnecessary anxiety.

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Academic Assistance

Monday, April 28, 2014

Author: 
Julie Hurlbut
Monday, April 28, 2014

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               As college students, we are familiar with the hefty workload of classes, and the negative consequences of not keeping up with school work. Being unorganized and falling behind in class can lead to nervous breakdowns, feeling burnt-out, increased stress levels, and physical illness. With the amount of freedom and independence that being in college comes with, it could be easy for any student to let their grades slip.

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