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Intimidated by Exercise? Walk it Out!

Friday, September 20, 2013
By: Mary Houghton

Physical activity is key to a happy and healthy lifestyle.Physical activity reduces cardiovascular disease risk, helps in maintaining a healthy weight, helps keep blood pressure and blood lipid profiles in a healthy range, and also helps reduce risk for other diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

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Tagged In: cardiovascular, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Mary Houghton, motivation, Physical Activity, UNH Walking Guide, walk to fit, walking

Road Races, Running for a Good Cause

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
By: Suzanne Hogan

Whether you were a track star in high school or just like to jog from time to time, road races are a great way to get physically active while also supporting a good cause. Road races almost always include a wide variety of people, young and old, with faster and slower paces. Even if running is not your favorite activity, most road races also include walkers. Being in a large group of people makes a timed course much less intimidating. The energy of a road race is always so much fun. Everyone is excited and happy to be part of a great event.

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Tagged In: benefit race, Fitness, free food, Healthy UNH, Physical Activity, road race, social, Suzy Hogan

Reiki Circles

Monday, September 16, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

The Buddhist practice of Reiki is coming to UNH Health Services this October 8th! Free classes will be available to students and employees once a month, starting in October and concluding in April. No registration is required! The spiritual practice of Reiki is used to promote stress relief by using life force energy.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, mental wellness, Reiki, Stress, UNH Health Services

Fun, Free, Fitness

Friday, September 13, 2013
By: Kelsey McCullough

In a workout rut? Looking to meet new people? Want a fun way to stay in shape? 

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Tagged In: belly dancing, bootcamp, classes, Fitness, free, fun, Hamel rec center, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Physical Activity, punkrope, strength training, total body resistance, trainers, TRX, Yoga

Protect yourself and your wallet

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
By: Suzanne Hogan

It is almost that time of year again. As the summer wraps up and the air starts to chill, it is important to keep in mind what is right around the corner, the flu season. While you may feel queasy with just the thought, now is the time to start thinking about getting this year's flu vaccine. Protecting yourself against the virus now, will help lower your health costs in the future. And by health costs, I do not mean just paying to see a doctor if you do catch the flu. The cost of the flu goes beyond just the monetary value. 

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Tagged In: flu vaccine, Health Care Consumerism, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, prevention, Suzy Hogan

First Year Fears

Monday, September 9, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

The transition from high school to college is a big step for many teens. Moving into a dorm room, eating in dining halls, hugging your parents’ goodbye, and leaving childhood friends, can be extremely overwhelming for a college freshman. It is a time of change and for many it represents the beginning of adulthood. Many students, like myself, do not do well with change at all. The sudden change of environment and new responsibilities can cause students a great deal of stress and can make the transition difficult.

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Tagged In: anxiety, communication, Depression, first year students, freshmen, Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, Mental Health, mental wellness, signs of depression, UNH Counseling, UNH Health Services

Chia: More than just a pet

Friday, September 6, 2013
By: Mary Houghton

What exactly are chia seeds? They come from a desert plant called salvia hispanica, originated from Central America. Research finds that Chia seeds are a great source of omega - 3 fatty acid and also contains a surprising amount of fiber. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 1 ounce of chia seeds provides 10 grams of fiber. That's almost half of your suggested daily amount! Chia seeds also provide a good amount of easily digestible protein and minerals such as iron and calcium.

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Tagged In: calcium, Chai, fatty acid, fiber, Healthy UNH, iron, Mary Hougton, Nutrition, omega 3, recipes

Group Exercise… Everyone is Doing it!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

The first week of classes are done and the semester is about to kick into full gear. While seeing old friends, making new ones and studying for classes are all key parts of being at school, it is also important to remember to stay active. While gym memberships at home might cost upwards of $50 a month; here at UNH all students have access to the Hamel Rec Center.

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Tagged In: Fitness, Gabby Chesney, group exercise, Hamel rec center, Healthy UNH, Physical Activity, promotional schedule

Free Therapy in Nature

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
By: Ann Steeves

Health cost is an unavoidable topic for the future of the Health Care industry. Mental health care, especially, is often neglected because of the perceived cost of treatment.

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Tagged In: Ann Steeves, College Woods, deep breathing, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, holistic, Mental Health, mental wellness, Michael Gass, nature, Physical Activity, relax, self-reliance, self-respect, UNH Observatory, West Foss farm, Wilderness therapy
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