January 12, 2016
Improving Your Mood During the Colder Seasons
As it gets colder, the days get shorter, and the winter blues are among us. Getting out of bed or going to the gym may require extra effort. You find yourself eating potato chips and desserts more often than you used to.
You may be affected with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) if you feel less energetic and more irritated as the winter season approaches. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, SAD is “characterized by recurrent... 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
November 4, 2014
Given our active student body at UNH, many students come back for fall semester motivated to start off the semester with a new workout routine. Many can find the gym to be overwhelming and the chaos of back to school season to be too much. The beginning of the semester is the perfect time to try a new approach to physical activity, and September just happens to be national yoga month! So toss on some comfy clothes, grab a water bottle and head to a class right on campus!
Yoga classes are... Read More
October 13, 2014
With flu season right around the corner, it’s important to do what you can to prevent yourself from contracting the virus. The UNH Durham flu clinics have been scheduled for different locations, days and times to give flexibility for employees to attend. Find all the details on this Human Resources site.
The Health Services location offers limited free parking to employees on a first com-first serve basis.
The type of flu virus changes from year to year, causing experts to create a new... Read More
October 2, 2014
October 5th -11th is National Mental Health Awareness week. The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) begins the week with an annual walk in Concord to raise awareness about mental health right in New Hampshire. “Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger.” They encourage donations but more importantly encourage participation in the walk!
At UNH, the Department of Social Work is also hosting events!... Read More
May 21, 2014
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.
On the Mental Health America website, there are... Read More
September 16, 2013
The Buddhist practice of Reiki is coming to UNH Health Services this October 8th! Free classes will be available to students and employees once a month, starting in October and concluding in April. No registration is required! The spiritual practice of Reiki is used to promote stress relief by using life force energy.
Reiki treats people’s minds, bodies, spirits and emotions by radiating energy within. The practice revolves around the idea that if one’s life force energy is low, a person is... Read More
September 9, 2013
The transition from high school to college is a big step for many teens. Moving into a dorm room, eating in dining halls, hugging your parents’ goodbye, and leaving childhood friends, can be extremely overwhelming for a college freshman. It is a time of change and for many it represents the beginning of adulthood. Many students, like myself, do not do well with change at all. The sudden change of environment and new responsibilities can cause students a great deal of stress and can make the... Read More
August 12, 2013
Smoking is a tough habit to break, but if you can steer clear of tobacco you can significantly decrease your health care costs! Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. High health care costs are a result of unhealthy behaviors and smoking is certainly one of these. By kicking this addictive habit to the curb you will be creating a healthier lifestyle for yourself and lowering your healthcare costs. The American Lung Association reported... Read More
June 26, 2013
Do you often find yourself being anxious, stressed, or tense? Have you ever considered trying meditation to help you overcome these feelings? Meditation has been shown to improve mental health, physical well being, and achieve an overall feeling of inner peace. When taking part in meditation you will learn to let go of all thoughts and enter a state of consciousness. This state can bring you the serenity and clarity you have been searching for. This is a great way to clear your mind of... Read More