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Pre-Orientation Adventure for Wildcats

Monday, April 29, 2013
By: Kelley Simpson

Will you be an incoming first year student at UNH in the fall or know of anyone that will be joining our campus next year? If so, PAWs is the perfect program to get an early start on your UNH experience!

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Tagged In: backpacking, Healthy UNH, Kelley Simpson, Mendums Pond, PAWS, Physical Activity, Pre-Orientation Adventure, White Mountains

Using Health Care Wisely

Friday, April 26, 2013
By: Haeley Stewart

It is widely known that health care costs are extremely high. Unfortunately in order to reduce the amount of money spent on health care costs, some people go without necessary care as an attempt to cut down. However, there are other options to save money other than avoiding the care that is needed.

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Tagged In: Cost, Haeley Steward, Health Care Consumerism, Healthcare, Healthy UNH, Savings, UNH

May Day Carnival

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

The end of the semester is a time of transition. Whether you are graduating or just moving home for the summer it marks the end of one phase and the beginning of something new. Add finals on top of all of that and the end of the year can feel quite overwhelming. However there are lots of fun events to look forward to at the end of the semester. One of these is the May Day Carnival! 

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Tagged In: amusement rides, Gabby Chesney, game booths, Healthy UNH, include free food, live entertainment, May Day Carnival, Physical Activity

Battling Anxiety

Friday, April 19, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

College is a time of great growth for a young adult. Sometimes, you completely lose sight of who you are. Negative thoughts and emotions can flood your mind, making it almost impossible to concentrate on anything truly important. I know first hand how difficult and lost anxiety can make you feel. It can debilitate you to a point where you wake up in the middle of the night shaking and short of breath. I battled anxiety my sophomore year of college and am proud to say that I am now happier than ever. I lost sight of what I wanted out of life.

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Tagged In: anxiety, counseling, dark chocolate, Depression, endorphins, focus, Healthy UNH, Jenna, Mental Health, mental wellness, negative thinking, positive thinking, smile

HMP 5K

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
By: Ann Steeves

The University of New Hampshire’s Department of Health Management and Policy prepares undergraduates to become leading health professionals in the ever-expanding Health Care Industry. Through this department, students get exposed to many aspects of health care, including data analysis, finance management, epidemiology, ethics, and policy. A reoccurring theme throughout the Department’s courses is health promotion.

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Tagged In: Ann Steeves, College Woods, Department of Health Management and Policy, Exercise, Fitness, Healthy UNH, HMP 5K, off-road run, Physical Activity, run, SOHL, Student Organization for Health Leadership, UNH programs, Wildcat 5K

Keep Calm and Study On

Monday, April 15, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

The end of the semester is approaching quickly and with that comes a mixture of excitement and dread. While everybody seems ready for the change of pace that summer brings, students don’t seem quite as excited about the end of the year projects, papers and exams looming in the distance. While these things are unavoidable, there are ways to prepare for finals while limiting stress levels. 

Start Early

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Tagged In: activity, finals week, Frazzle Free Finals, Gabby Chesney, Healthy UNH, mental illness, mental wellness, perspective, Stress, study

Eating Clean

Friday, April 12, 2013
By: Haeley Stewart

There has always been a ton of focus put on different mainstream diets. Everything from Atkins and Southbeach to paleo and being a vegan are attempted by people worldwide. While I was scrolling through my twitter the other day killing time, I noticed someone posted something about this new thing called "Eating Clean." Since I have never heard of this before, I was intrigued and decided to figure out what eating clean was.

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Tagged In: Eating Clean, Haeley Stewart, Healthy UNH, Nutrition

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The goal of this campaign is to shed light on the seriousness of sexual violence and to educate the public on ways to prevent sexual abuse. This year, Sexual Assault Awareness Month focuses on healthy sexuality and sexual abuse of children. "It’s time … to talk about it. Talk early, talk often. Prevent sexual violence,” is this year’s slogan.

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Tagged In: Anit-violence walk, Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, mental wellness, Proclamation Against Violence, raise awareness, rally, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program, threat, time to talk, violence

Food Cycle

Monday, April 8, 2013
By: Courtney Eaton

Originally I planned on writing a blog about food labels because they are quite different here in England. I found a few sites about the regulations but they were very dry and I could not imagine writing anything overly thrilling with such dry material. After becoming frustrated I began looking into foods that are banned here in the UK. While on the quest for this information I came across a fascinating company that uses “past-sell-date” foods. This immediately intrigued me so I had to read more. This is one of the most exciting aspects of researching for a blog article.

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Tagged In: Courtney Eaton, food cycle, food waste, healthcare costs, hub, Nutrition, past-sell-date, Study Abroad

Empowering a Healthy Community

Friday, April 5, 2013
By: Kelley Simpson

Public health works to prevent disease and prolong the lives of individuals.   To accomplish this, public health works at a community level to improve and protect the health of our communities and empower them to achieve health goals and make lasting changes.  There are many different social determinants that shape the lives of communities throughout the United States and public health officials work to provide services needed for all populations.  The Center for Disease Control has created a Healthy Commu

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Tagged In: community, Health Care Consumerism, Healthy Communities Program, Healthy UNH, Kelley Simpson, public health
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