February 25, 2014
In honor of February being National Boost Your Self-Esteem Month, here are some quick and easy tricks to get an instant pick-me-up!
Smile: It’s natural, it’s easy, and it’s free! Smiling not only brings a positive light to others, but smiling can also be an instant mood changer! When we smile, we release endorphins and change the blood flow in our brains, which make us feel happier. Next time you need an instant self-esteem boost, try showing those pearly whites!
Compliment yourself: Although... Read More
February 24, 2014
Eating Concerns Awareness Week has arrived!
Put on every year by the Eating Concern Mentors at Health Services, this week is devoted to raising awareness about eating disorders. Almost everyone knows someone who has struggled with an eating disorder or body image issues. Eating disorders are the most common and most deadly forms of mental illness. It’s about so much more than just food and it also affects both men and women. The Eating Concern Mentors have a different theme each... Read More
February 21, 2014
If you’re like me, you can’t stand being cooped up inside for a workout. When I go home for winter break, I do not have a gym membership and all I have available to me is a treadmill and bike in my dark basement. I crave the fresh air and even if the temperature is freezing, I will be outside running or walking. But working outside can put your health and well being at risk. You need to be safe, and if you have any conditions like asthma, heart problems, please contact your doctor for approval... Read More
February 20, 2014
Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.), also known as the Winter Blues, is a pattern of seasonal depression usually starting in the fall months and ending in the spring time.Many people experience S.A.D. as there is less sunlight in the winter months and less time spent outdoors.Symptoms of S.A.D. include increased sadness, higher irritability, increased anxiety, increase in weight, lack of energy, and increased sleep.While everyone may feel a bit more sluggish in the colder months, S.A.D. can... Read More
February 19, 2014
Thompson School of Applied Science
Years Worked at UNH: 2
What does health mean to you?: You are what you eat! A healthy body = a healthy mind. Some say your body is a temple and you should treat it as such. I completely agree with that.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: Instead of hopping on the bus, I make time to walk to my campus destinations. College Woods offer a wonderful escape from reality.
How do you stay fit?: I work out at a gym about 3-4 times a week. I love hikes... Read More
February 19, 2014
With obesity and other diet-related illnesses on the rise in the United States, discussion about living a healthy lifestyle is a constant and popular topic of conversation. One of the things many people bring up is whether or not it is possible to eat healthy on a budget. While it is definitely more challenging to follow a healthy diet with a lower income, it is very possible! Here are some tips for college students trying to live on a budget and follow a healthy diet.
Make a Plan
When trying... Read More
February 18, 2014
It has been quite amazing to watch the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. These athletes from all over the world demonstrate a great deal of enthusiasm, dedication, and desire. However, you don’t have to be a professional athlete to enjoy physical activity. Below are some tips in example of Olympic athletes on how the average individual can learn to succeed like the ultimate professionals.
1. Set goals
In the words of Gracie Gold, a 2014 first time US Olympic Figure Skater after she didn’t... Read More
February 17, 2014
While caught in the middle of studying for exams and writing papers this semester, one thing you are probably looking forward to is spring break. When this week of fun you’ve had planned for so long is so close you can almost taste it, the thought of potentially getting sick before, during or after your trip may not even cross your mind. Wherever your destination may be, the potential for experiencing disease and illness is much greater when traveling. With many students soon boarding... Read More
February 14, 2014
This past Christmas I received a pair of ice skates as a gift.I had never been skating but I'm always up for new winter activities.When it is cold out, it's easy to want to stay inside all day watching movies on the couch.While I'll admit I love doing this from time to time, I also love to get active and stay moving.Ice skating is a relatively cheap and easy way to stay active in the winter time.It's also very fun.After falling a few times, I finally got the hang of it and was... Read More
February 13, 2014
Have you ever been sent to a lab by your physician for blood work? If the lab is not affiliated with a hospital, it is an independent lab. Quest Diagnostics is one example of an independent lab. Independent labs have no association with hospitals. If you have blood drawn at an independent lab, the results will be sent back to your physician just like they would be if you were to get blood drawn at a hospital lab.
The biggest difference between labs is that a CBC (complete blood count) at an... Read More