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Employee Wellness Programs

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
By: Kelley Simpson

Employee Wellness Programs Cutting Healthcare Costs

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Tagged In: employee wellness program, Fitness, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, Kelley Simpson, lower costs, Physical Activity

TRX

Monday, May 20, 2013
By: Haeley Stewart

In the world of exercise, trends come and go. There is boot camp, zumba, pilates and so much more. The most recent type of workout to hit the exercise world is TRX. The name sounds a little intimidating, but it is a workout that will provide you with strength, flexibility and balance. TRX is made up of nylon straps that you secure onto any steady surface and which provides you with a full body workout.

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Tagged In: Fitness, Haeley Stewart, Hamel rec center, Healthy UNH, Physical, Physical Activity, TRX

Ways to Beat Anxiety

Friday, May 17, 2013
By: Haeley Stewart

Anxiety is defined as apprehension to an upcoming event and as college students, we have plenty of reasons for having anxiety. Anxiety can stem from an upcoming test, ten page paper, an overflowing to do list or even just finding a parking spot in order to make it to class on time. Symptoms to look for in determining if you suffer from everyday anxiety are things like increased heart rate, lack of concentration in school and work, having issues sleeping or just not being your normal self.

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Tagged In: anxiety, Haeley Stewart, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, mental wellness, Stress, UNH

Smokers in the UK

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
By: Courtney Eaton

Each day I think I lose a few hours of my life due to the amount of smokers here in London. It is not like in the United Sates, where if you walk past a smoker you can just hold your breath and happily breathe fresh air after you pass them. If you tried to do this on the streets of London you would pass out. According to the ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) foundation , one in five British adults smoke, compared to less than a sixth of Americans.

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Tagged In: Action on Smoking and Health, Champix, Courtney Eaton, Health Care Consumerism, Healthy UNH, London, National Health Service, Nicotine Patches, smoke, Smoking Kills, withdrawal symptoms, Zyban

Is Overuse of Technology Affecting Mental Health?

Monday, May 13, 2013
By: Kelley Simpson

Whether we like it or not, technology has become a part of our everyday lives.  We rely on it for quick information, social networking, job searching, school related assignments, and entertainment for when we are bored. But is being constantly connected to the technological world affecting student’s mental health?

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Tagged In: communicating, Healthy UNH, Kelley Simpson, Mental Health, mental wellness, Stress, technology

What is Prawn and Why DO the English Love it So Much?

Friday, May 10, 2013
By: Courtney Eaton

Prawn is something I had not seen before arriving here in London. I came across it in places you would expect such as on pasta or in a stir fry or fried, but I also came across it in unexpected places such as in a salad on a sandwich and as a flavoring on crackers and chips. I wanted to see what the hullabaloo was about.

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Tagged In: Courtney Eaton, Healthy UNH, London, Nutrition, Prawn, shrimp, Study Abroad

De-Stress to Ace your Test!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

With final exams just around the corner, most college students are starting to feel the wave of stress and anxiety wash over them. Having too much stress can be a bad thing, while having a little bit of stress can provide you with the motivation and determination to do well on your exams! So, how can you control your stress and keep it to a perfect level for exam taking?

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Tagged In: Final Exams, Mental Health, mental wellness, Stress

“Eat More Kale”—the Superfood behind the slogan

Monday, May 6, 2013
By: Ann Steeves

You’ve probably seen the merch around campus: stickers, t-shirts, buttons and more with the “eat more kale” slogan stamped on the center. You may have even heard of the lawsuit last year when Chick-fil-A insisted the kale slogan was too similar to their “Eat Mor Chikin” campaign (lest people start eating kale instead of chicken!). The hearty green has received a lot of attention over the past few years. It’s one of my favorite foods, and I encourage everyone to make it part of their diet.

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Tagged In: Annie Steeves, antioxidants, calcium, cheesy kale, Eat More Kale, fiber, Healthy UNH, iron, kale, Nutrition, protein, recipe, spinach, vitamin C

Fun and Fitness

Friday, May 3, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

No matter how dedicated you are to staying physically active, sometimes going to the gym or lacing up your shoes for a run can feel like a chore.  The best way I have found to look forward to every workout and avoid the crowds at the gym is to take advantage of the group fitness classes UNH Campus Recreation has to offer.

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Tagged In: aerobics, boredom, cycle classes, fitness class, Gabby Chesney, Hamel rec center, Healthy UNH, Physical Activity, physical fitness, strength training, Zumba

Fun in the Sun

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

With spring in the air that can only mean one thing… nice weather! While some people choose to brave it and exercise outdoors in the winter, many of us confine ourselves to the gym until the temperatures begin to increase again. With warmer weather and sunny days what better time than now to find some fun physical activities to do outdoors? Here are some ideas on how to incorporate physical activity into your day while having fun outdoors:

Hit the Trails

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Tagged In: cardiovascular, Cycling, Fitness, Gabby Chesney, Healthy UNH, High Intensity Interval Training, Outdoors, Physical Activity, swim, trails
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