May 9, 2014
For my nutrition class freshman year, I had to wear a pedometer everywhere I went for 3 days. I felt a little silly walking around with it attached to my belt loop but at the end of those three days we were able to average our steps and convert it into miles. It was really cool to see how much I was actually walking, on average about 6 miles a day! That 6 miles was just from my daily activities: walking to classes, to the library, to the dining halls. You may not have time to get to the gym... Read More
May 5, 2014
The dentist may not be everyone's favorite place to go and it may be tempting to ditch a few visits but skipping on these appointment could cause much more harm than an uncomfortable visit. Just think about all the things we use our mouth for, talking, singing, eating. It's important to keep our mouth healthy so that we can continue using it without any pain.
While you may think brushing twice a day will be enough, it's actually not. Dentists are trained to look for warning... Read More
May 2, 2014
Did you know that in addition to the “Wildcat Plate” every UNH dining hall offers Guiding Stars to help pick the best food options for you?
Learn to read the stars and create a healthy plate! They help navigate you to make healthy food choices. Each star represents a certain nutritional value with one being designated as “good”, two as “better”, and three stars as “best”. If a food has no stars that means it does not meet the Guiding Star criteria, or it has not been rated yet.
An easy... Read More
April 30, 2014
Chances are, you’re probably reading this blog while sitting down. I’m also sure that you’ve heard one time or another, too many Americans don’t get enough physical activity and spend too much of their day sitting down. While this may be undoubtedly true, I bet you didn’t know that a large amount of time spent sitting each day is harmful even for those who do get the recommended amount of vigorous physical activity. A report from the Harvard School of Public Health states that not only does... Read More
April 28, 2014
As college students, we are familiar with the hefty workload of classes, and the negative consequences of not keeping up with school work. Being unorganized and falling behind in class can lead to nervous breakdowns, feeling burnt-out, increased stress levels, and physical illness. With the amount of freedom and independence that being in college comes with, it could be easy for any student to let their grades slip. Here at UNH, there are a variety academic resources available on... Read More
April 25, 2014
Looking for a new spin on your current workout routine? Skip the gym next time and instead, take on the mountain! Hiking in beautiful New England not only gives you the opportunity to get a breath of fresh air and clear your mind, but hiking is also a powerful cardio and strength building exercise! While getting in a great cardio workout, strengthening your muscles and improving your balance, hiking can also decrease your risk for heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis and... Read More
April 23, 2014
Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the United States, especially among young women.Iron is essential to making hemoglobin, a part of red blood cells that transports oxygen and carbon dioxide throughout our body.When our bodies do not receive enough iron, it becomes iron deficient and our red blood cells can no longer properly carry oxygen.Symptoms of iron deficiency include fatigue, pale skin, weakness, headache and dizziness.
Many people become iron... Read More
April 21, 2014
Excessive medical procedures can be hazardous to your health—and your wallet. Making medical decisions without even considering cost has contributed to skyrocketing health care spending and waste. What’s most astounding is that doctors often aren’t aware of the price of the procedures they recommend. For example, a $15.44 blood test is able to check a person’s electrolyte levels, blood sugar, kidney and liver function, but there is a considerably cheaper option available. A more basic... Read More
April 18, 2014
On Tuesday, April 22nd at 7pm a documentary film will be played in the MUB Theater 2 titled “The Anonymous People”. Health services, S.A.F.E Peer Education, and the UNH Department of Social Work sponsor this event.
“The Anonymous People” is a film about the 23 million Americans who are suffering and recovering from addition to alcohol and other drugs.It focuses on the problems of the current solutions, and evokes the audience to become involved in a new solution.This film highlights the... Read More
April 16, 2014
As the ground is finally unthawing and the leaves are starting to grow, it's time to start getting outdoors again! Spring is finally (FINALLY) here and what better way to celebrate than to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air while working out? One of my favorite outdoor activities is hiking. It's a really great form of exercise and can also be good for your mental health. Hiking has similar health benefits as walking, such as a lower risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes, plus... Read More