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Get Involved With Peer Education and Mentoring!

Friday, June 13, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

If you are student who is interested in supporting and helping fellow students with health concerns, then peer education and mentoring may be for you! Peer education and peer mentoring services provided by the UNH Health Services Office of Health Education and Promotion are intended for UNH students who are interested in outreaching to UNH other students who are struggling with certain health issues or concerns by providing education, support and engaging activities.

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Tagged In: Eating Concern Mentors, Healthy UNH, mental wellness, Mollie Behan, Office of Health Education and Promotion, Peer Education, Peer Mentoring, Recovery Mentors, S.A.F.E. Peer Education, SPIN Peer Education, UNH Program

Shop for a Safer Hospital

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
By: Julie Hurlbut

It’s important to be familiar with your go-to hospital when a family or friend or yourself isn’t feeling well or has an emergency. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control released a report that stated one in twenty-five patients who are admitted to a hospital develop a hospital-acquired infection. Most people go to the hospital to avoid further sickness, but this cannot be guaranteed.

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Tagged In: @UNHStudent, Consumer Reports, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, hospital, informed, Julie Hurlbut, research

How to Begin a Workout Program!

Monday, June 9, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

Starting something new can be scary, exciting, and empowering. Especially if you are making the decision to start exercising! First and foremost, good for you for making the decision to become a healthier you! I know that working out can seem very daunting so here are some tips on how to exercise for beginners!

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Tagged In: Exercise, Fitness, goals, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, plan, reward, stretch, track, workout, Workout Program

UNH Outing Club

Friday, June 6, 2014
By: Julie Hurlbut

New Hampshire boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in New England, so why not take advantage of it? The New Hampshire Outing Club (NHOC) is the oldest and largest organization at UNH that offers off-campus trips to undergraduate students every weekend.

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Tagged In: active, camping, canoeing, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Julie Hurlbut, rafting, student activity, UNH Outing Club

Splash into Summer!

Monday, June 2, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

Looking for a cool new workout during the hot summer? Why not try swimming? Swimming is fun and can be a great workout, not to mention it's way better on your joints than pounding the pavement. It's a low impact activity that uses your entire body against the water resistance. Swimming continuously keeps your heart rate up and builds endurance. The activity combines cardio training and muscle strengthening for a total body workout. As you are pushing yourself through the water, you are also improving balance, posture, and coordination.

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Tagged In: active, balance, CampusRec, coordination, Healthy UNH, low impact, Mental Health, posture, Stress, Summer, Summer Fitness, Suzy Hogan, Swasey Indoor Pool

What does healthy mean?

Friday, May 30, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

Health and healthy are words you hear daily. Many people will think of “fitspiration” and thin men and woman as being the picture of health. I disagree with the notion that healthy is synonymous with being thin. Health should be individualized and encompass balance of mental and physical health. 

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Tagged In: balance, Fitness, Healthy, Healthy UNH, individualize, Kelsey McCullough, Mental Health, Nutrition, recreation, resources

How to Enhance Your Work Out

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
By: Julie Hurlbut

Fitting in a good workout during the work day isn’t always easy; so why not make sure it’s worth it? I try and fit in workouts every other day at the Hamel Recreation Center in between my class schedule. Published in TIME magazine, Jennifer Cohen, a health and fitness expert lists seven workout habits that make your workout more ineffective, and how to fix them. Fixing the following habits will allow you to be a more efficient exerciser:

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Tagged In: cardio, Fitness, habit, Healthy UNH, hydrate, Julie Hurlbut, Lollygagging, strength training, work out

Preventative care: saves lives and dollars!

Friday, May 23, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

Many people associate health care with high prices. However there are ways to lower your costs, like taking advantage of preventative health services. Many health plans cover the co-insurance and copayments that is associated with preventative services because it costs much less to prevent illness then to treat it. Preventative care can save you money by limiting your sick days and preventing costly doctors visits. 

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Tagged In: Health Cost, healthcare.gov, Healthy UNH, immunizations, Kelsey McCullough, preventative care, prevention, screenings

Mental Health Month

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

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.

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Tagged In: anxiety, counseling, Counseling Center, Healthy UNH, Mental Health Month, Mind Your Health, Nutrition, Stress, Suzy Hogan, UNH Health Services

Benefits of Breakfast

Monday, May 19, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

Making time to eat a healthy breakfast can often be put on the backburner. Work is important, but breakfast is just as important- in fact, it’s arguably the most important meal of the day!

What are the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast?

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Tagged In: benefits, Breakfast, concentration, energy, Healthy UNH, Mollie Behan, nutrients, Nutrition
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