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Improving Your Memory, Improving Your Health

Monday, June 23, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

Ever feel like something’s on the tip of your tongue but you just can’t recall what it is? Or feel like you have so many things to remember, you have to write everything down or else your thoughts will be completely lost? Being a college student, I often feel overwhelmed with the amount of information I have to process, retain and recite.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, memory, Mental Health, Mollie Behan

Focus on Water

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

Everyone knows that it is important for humans to consume water. Sometimes the health benefits of drinking water are over looked. Here is a how to guide to consuming more water and the science as to why water is an under rated super drink!

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Tagged In: balance, beverage, consume, Dehydration, empty calorie, Exercise, Fitness, Healthy UNH, hydration, Kelsey McCullough, muscles, Nutrition, skin, water, weight

Workplace Health and Safety: What are the costs?

Monday, June 16, 2014
By: Heather DeMello

Similar to medical treatment expenses, Workers Compensation costs are rapidly increasing. The majority of costs are spent on occupational musculoskeletal disorders each year. Daily work tasks that involve reaching and lifting, bending, sitting, pushing/pulling, keyboarding, using tools, operating machinery are often performed incorrectly. The stress of improper lifting and sitting techniques accumulates over time and wears the body down. Workplace injuries and illnesses have a major impact on employer costs.

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Tagged In: ergonomics, ergonomics risk management, health costs, Heather DeMello, occupational musculoskeletal disorders, prevention, save, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Workplace Health and Safety, Workplace Illness, Workplace Injuries

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
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