February 19, 2016
Department: Online Program Coordinator for UNH
Online Year Started at UNH: 1982
1. What does health mean to you?
Good mental and physical health means having the freedom to be mobile and the acumen to enjoy the daily collaboration I have with other employees on campus and with the general public. Feeling good about my health contributes to my positive demeanor.
2. What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
I take care of myself with daily exercise and reasonable nutrition, and I recycle all... Read More
February 17, 2016
UNH Athletes, Get Your fuel From the Fueling Station
What’s better than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich right before a strenuous practice? Or what about slurping down a nice, cold Trumoo Chocolate Milk after a long cross country run?
Do you ever need a quick break from practice to refuel yourself? Well, come to the new Wildcat Fueling Station before, during, or after your practice for a quick snack filled with a significant amount of calories, protein, and carbohydrates that will give you a... Read More
February 17, 2016
Get informed on how to effectively use emergency rooms and urgent care facilities so you aren’t stuck overpaying for necessary medical services
As young adults most of us are not fully informed about healthcare costs because our parents handle most of our healthcare related services. It is important to start informing yourself about how to save money related to healthcare, so you can become a wise healthcare consumer.
It can sometimes be easier and more convenient to visit an urgent care... Read More
February 10, 2016
Beat Those Winter Blues! Tips for Staying Active During the Winter
As temperatures start to cool down you may find yourself staying indoors and neglecting being physically active. Curling up by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate does sound tempting, but there are many benefits to keeping yourself active throughout the winter. Do not think of it as an extra chore to fit some exercise in. There are a lot of creative ways to stay active during these next few cold months!
Shopping as your cardio... Read More
February 10, 2016
Do you make the time to do things that are enjoyable and beneficial to your overall health and wellbeing?
UNH offers various forms of massage therapy to not just students, but also employees!
The Office of Health Education and Promotion through Health Services highly promotes massage therapy as a way to improve an individual’s overall health. The website defines massage therapy as a form of bodywork that is used to improve function within the body, and it promotes relaxation and improved... Read More
February 10, 2016
Tips For Beginning a Daily Workout Schedule and How to Stick With It
At the beginning of every new semester, students love to get back to the gym after eating and sitting on the coach during the holidays. For the first couple of weeks the gym is packed. Then the hype of working out begins to die down.
To prevent this from happening to you, it is important to establish a workout routine early in the semester. This makes it harder to get in a slump and deny yourself a good work out for the day.... Read More
February 3, 2016
Use Nutrition to Stay Energized, Maintain Weight and Manage Stress
Late night studying, busy schedules, and stressful courses can poorly influence the eating habits of college students; however, students can take control and boost their nutritional health by following some simple guidelines.
1. Listen to your body.
Although eating before bedtime is not recommended, listen to your body if you are hungry. If your stomach is growling at 10pm because you have not eaten since 5pm, then have a snack... Read More
January 27, 2016
How Devoted are You to Safe Strength Training?
If some of these are absent from your workout routine, maybe it’s time for a check-in.I asked my friend Mariana, who is an ACE certified trainer, to break it down for us.
A pre-workout snack can be the difference between a stellar sweat session and one that leaves you feeling burned out. Put some fuel in the tank before you hit the gym, carbohydrates are key for quick releasing energy, “I love to have some oatmeal with banana or a bagel with... Read More
January 21, 2016
7 Tips on How to Eat Healthy on a Budget
Eating healthy does not have to be expensive. You do not have to shop at Whole Foods every week, or eat only organic foods to be healthy. There are other ways to buy healthy foods without spending a fortune.
Here are seven tips to help make your next grocery trip less expensive:
Eat your greens: You can often get frozen vegetables for about a dollar a bag. These are easy to cook and will add a lot of nutrition to your meal!
Learn to love whole grains:... Read More
January 20, 2016
How to Find the Lowest Cost Option for Medical Services
Your doctor says you need a medical service, like labs, or a procedure, like a colonoscopy. He or she gives you a referral. What do you do next?
Although patients should follow their doctor’s recommendations, they have options on where to continue care and can make decisions based on their financial circumstances.
Online resources can be used to find estimates for a service or procedure in hospitals near you. With this information, you... Read More