March 2, 2015
Not sleeping well lately? Sleep deprevation can have real health consequences.
According to the American Psychological Association, “Even light sleep deprivation or poor sleep can affect memory, judgment, stress level, and mood… in addition to contributing to depression, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure.”
Adults are constantly on the move! Going to and from work, picking up the kids, and still trying to find the time to complete all those errands. It is a vicious cycle of... Read More
February 17, 2015
Hey UNH Employees! Did you know UNH Offers accessible programs to make a healthy lifestyle easier?
Located in the Field House, the Employee Fitness Program (EFP) offers two ways for employees to get active.
All staff and faculty are welcome to use this facility, which overlooks the basketball court, at no cost to them. It is a great place for employees who want to work out separately from the students from the Whittemore Center. The best part: the facility has a wide selection of free weights,... Read More
February 12, 2015
There are several moments in life when we are handed situations that cause us to feel nervous or anxious.
These emotions can cause us to feel overwhelmed, tense, irritable, and out of control. Anxiety can have severe effects on our body such as feeling fatigued, sweating, stomach upset, pounding heart, lack of hunger and shortness of breath.
It is okay to have anxiety in moderation; it helps you maintain focus and can even give you motivation to help you feel prepared. If you ever feel... Read More
January 22, 2015
In need of some mid semester mental therapy?
Interaction with gentle and friendly animals has proven mental and physical health benefits. Research demonstrates that spending time with furry friends is effective in improving the psychological health of individuals with or without disabilities. It is easy for stress levels to increase with work commitments and midterms around the corner. Pet-therapy is an evidence based activity that can help reduce stress and anxiety. Spending a few minutes... Read More
January 8, 2015
Do you ever feel like you are always on the go and you don’t have any time to relax? Are you finding it difficult to have that “you time”. Well don’t you worry because there is a solution! Meditation is a simple and fast way to bring inner peace within yourself and wipe away the daily stressors in life and to help you to feel more relaxed. It is an experience when you quiet your mind, relax your body, and awaken the sprit inside of you. Meditation can be practiced anywhere whether you are... Read More
December 29, 2014
During the holidays there is a great deal of excitement and anticipation. However, many people also experience a great deal of stress. The chaos of shopping, planning parties, and reuniting with friends and family can all lead to an array of contrasting emotions. How can you ease the stress?
First, manage the chaos. It is important to stay grounded during the holidays with your normal routine. In order to conquer your holiday tasks try printing out a blank calendar and schedule everything that... Read More
December 22, 2014
With the holiday season upon us, we’re shopping, sending holiday presents, hosting parties, and traveling, This in addition to full filling our typical responsibilities. With all the chaos, how much time do we actually spend with our families and friends? More than 40% of employees neglect other aspects of their life because of work, which may increase their vulnerability to mental health problems. The Mental Health Foundation reports that an estimated three in ten employees will experience a... Read More
December 9, 2014
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. Utilizing your lunch break to eat, clear your mind, and step away from the work tasks will allow your body to reenergize and be more productive for the rest of the day. Better... Read More
December 1, 2014
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. Students can attend Frazzle Free Finals activities at the Dimond library for mini breaks to unwind and... Read More
November 26, 2014
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.
Individuals who experience high levels of stress are not only likely to exhibit reduced motivation and... Read More