May 11, 2015
When you are feeling stressed, laughter has great short-term and long-term effects!
The end of the semester is often a stressful time for everyone. This can lead to tension in the office or at home. How can you get rid of tension and stress? Try laughing! Laughing is a great way to relieve stress! Whether you’re laughing with one of your coworkers or at funny video on YouTube, laughing has a positive impact on your mental and physical health.
According to the Mayo Clinic, laughing can:
Improve... Read More
May 1, 2015
With the warm summer weather on its way, working out in a gym can get stuffy and old really quick. Experience the warm weather we’ve all been waiting for while also trying something new.
This summer, June through August 2015, Healthy UNH Outdoors is offering seven different kayaking and paddle boarding outings, at a reduced rate to faculty, staff, and their guests. The outings range from fifteen to twenty dollars. The classes are offered to all skill levels with instruction included, so there’s... Read More
April 28, 2015
With finals around the corner, students aren’t the only people on campus becoming stressed.
The semester is also coming to an end for faculty. Stress can impact your body in many ways, so it’s important to manage stress.
Stress has both short-term and long-term effects on your body.
Short-term effects can include headaches, upset stomach, overeating or under eating, sleep problems, and angry outbursts.
Long-term effects include heart and blood vessel problems, inflammation in the circulatory... Read More
March 31, 2015
The semester is coming to an end, and many of us are beginning to feel the stress that comes with it. April is the perfect time to work on reducing our stress levels, considering its National Stress Awareness Month!
Here are four ways to celebrate National Stress Month Awareness Month here on campus:
Massage therapy involves working on the body with pressure to promote relaxation and well-being, while also removing stress. UNH offers discounted prices to UNH employees and students.
One of the... Read More
March 2, 2015
Not sleeping well lately? Sleep deprivation 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