June 15, 2015
4 Tips for Summer Health
We all love summer. Summer means less work, warmer weather, beach days, barbeques, and much more. Summer also involves many social events that revolve around food, from graduation parties to picnics. Beyour best this summer by following these four tips:
Stick to water. When it’s hot and you’re thirsty, it’s tempting to reach for a sugary drink, such as soda or lemonade. By drinking water, you’ll avoid drinking empty calories.
Be a healthy host. You won’t be tempted by... Read More
June 8, 2015
Discover the benefits of getting active during lunch.
Does sitting at a desk all day drain your energy? It can be repetitive and it is bad for your productivity and health. To break up your day behind the desk, head outside to exercise during your lunch break.
There are many benefits of exercising on your lunch break, including:
It boosts your mood and energy levels by releasing endorphins. This produces a feeling of general wellbeing.
It creates more free time, so you don’t have to wake up... Read More
April 30, 2015
Could the display of nutrition information on foods influence the health status of an entire country?
I have encountered some new food challenges while living in Australia:
finding new brands and varieties of food products,
using the metric system, and
reading the nutrition labels.
In the States we order our meat in pounds, not kilograms; refrigerated items are reference in Fahrenheit, not Celsius; and nutrition labels appear differently and in different units of measure. Try monitoring your... Read More
April 23, 2015
“More than half of the U.S. population lives within five miles of their workplace, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work.”
May 15th is Bike to Work Day at UNH; and what better way to celebrate the warm weather than an enjoyable bike ride. Whether you take advantage of the bike lanes on the street, or want to go for a ride during your lunch break, biking is an easy way to get the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity. Your commute could become the best part of your day... Read More
April 16, 2015
Students receive an incredible amount of resources with this fee.
Every student that is enrolled at UNH is required to pay about $450 per academic year in return for accessibility to Health Services. It is included with the tuition and fees bill, but what exactly does a student gain from this mandatory health fee?
The Health Services department provides resources, medical appointments, testing, access to local emergency facilities, and much more, for little to no additional costs for students... Read More
April 8, 2015
This year, 2015, marks the American Public Health Association’s 20th anniversary of its National Public Health Week.
Over the past two decades, the APHA has made significant impacts and accomplishments in public health. They are strong believers that everyone needs to partake in helping to become a healthier nation, from national and local policy makers to the general public. By making healthier choices, we are demanding more of a variety for healthier options and are creating an environment... Read More
March 3, 2015
Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month?
National Nutrition Month is sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s theme is “Bite Into A Healthy Lifestyle”, which encourages people to create eating and exercise plans that are focused on eating fewer calories, making informed food choices, and getting daily exercise in order to be a healthy weight.
“National Nutrition Week” was started in 1973, but became National Nutrition Month in 1980 after a growing... Read More
February 23, 2015
Since February is National Boost Your Self Esteem Month, here are five tips to help you keep your head high during these cold winter days!
1. Exercise. Not only is exercise physically healthy for you, but it also will keep your confidence high. Thirty minutes of aerobic exercise will release beta-endorphins that increase feelings of well being, and lower levels of cortisol, which will lower your stress and anxiety. The Hamel Recreation Center is a great place to exercise here at UNH! It has... 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 8, 2014
Day after day, you are sitting at your desk and closed off from everything. You can feel the stress piling on as the day continues and there seems to be no end. You hope that when you get home it will not follow, but it does. You often go to others to talk about your day and how stressful it was. This may feel like a constant therapy session with your friends, but the benefits of being social have been proven to lower stress and improve mental health.
Whether it is good or bad topic, talking,... Read More