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
February 13, 2015
1. What does health mean to you?
Health is a term that encompasses many aspects of everyday life including both physical and mental health. Physical health includes proper physical activity, a proper diet, a stable medical state and proper sleeping patterns. Mental health is a state of well being in which a person can deal with everyday stresses and continue to be productive.
2. What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
I currently intern with UNH Strength and Conditioning, where I am afforded... 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
October 4, 2013
It’s That Time Again... Get Your FREE Flu Shot in the MUB!
Flu season is among us and it’s time to get your vaccination! With busy academic schedules and long nights of studying, it’s hard for us college students to fight off illness. Coming down with the flu can make you miss classes and potentially put you behind, something we all want to avoid! Save yourself the worry and pay a visit to the Granite State Room in the MUB for your flu shot free of charge! The clinic will take place on October... Read More
April 4, 2013
The average full-time employee in the United States works 30 hours or more per week. That adds up to a lot of time spent in the workplace each year! While many people take steps to create a healthy living space at home it can be challenging to stay healthy while at work. While it might not be possible to control where you work, there are steps you can take in order to try and stay healthy while on the job.
Some jobs have moving incorporated into them, but many Americans work desk... Read More
March 20, 2013
On Wednesday, March 20th 2013, UNH will be celebrating National Kick Butts day! It’s time to kick those smoking habits to the curb! This day of activism was created to help stop the use of tobacco by youth and college students. There will be close to 1000 programs taking place throughout the country, and UNH will be a great contributor! Tobacco is the main cause of preventable death in the United States and costs our country close to $96 billion in health care costs annually. Help advocate... Read More
September 5, 2012
With school starting back up for the year, it is almost a guarantee that the Hamel Rec Center will be full of students trying to stay physically active. Before you hit the Rec Center this semester, why not find out about all of the group classes and opportunities available to you besides the gym itself? One of the favorites among students, myself included, are the FREE group aerobics classes taught by experienced instructors. The Rec Center has everything from zumba and cycling to yoga and... Read More
January 9, 2012
Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to study better? Or do better in classes? How can you do this? One way is to study smarter! According to an article in the Huffington Post, it is recommended that students take mental breaks approximately every 45 minutes. This is due to the fact that the brain is only able to maintain true focus for around 45 minutes before it begins to lose steam. Therefore it would be wise practice to study diligently for up to an hour and then take a break. Breaks... Read More