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UNH's Eating Concerns Mentor Program

Monday, October 8, 2012
By: Haeley Stewart

Do you ever have concerns with your eating habits or even the eating habits of a friend or family member?

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Tagged In: Eating Concerns Mentor Program, eating disorder, Haeley Stewart, Healthy UNH, love your body, mental wellness, Nutrition, obsession

Brain Health Matters Too!

Friday, October 5, 2012
By: Madeleine Gould

October 7th through 13th, 2012 is Mental Illness Awareness Week, when mental health advocates spread awareness about their causes. This is a great time for a reminder to think about our own mental health, and that of those around us.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, Maddie Gould, Madeleine Gould, Mental Health Week, mental wellness

Skip the Bus and Become More Buff

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
By: Madeleine Gould

Physical activity. If you’re as busy as me, the thought alone can be daunting, bringing on feelings of guilt and stress. Managing your time gets hard in college, especially if you’re still adjusting as a freshman or a transfer student. Exercise for 60 minutes each day? You can’t even finish your homework. How the heck are you going to fit an entire hour of physical activity in there? And frankly, sweating it out at the gym in front of all the other gym-goers doesn’t seem very tempting to many of us. However, exercise really is important.

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Tagged In: Benefits of Exercise, Exercise, Healthy UNH, Madeleine Gould, Physical Activity

Healthy Returns

Monday, October 1, 2012
By: Courtney Eaton

This past Tuesday in the Strafford Room of the MUB was a program called Healthy Returns.  Healthy Returns is sponsored by University System of New Hampshire (USNH) Human Resources and the healthcare that UNH provides for all their employees called Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. This is a two part program designed to set goals and measure progress with rewards along the way.

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Tagged In: Courtney Eaton, employee benefits, Health Care Consumerism, Healthy Returns, Healthy UNH, reward

Emergency Care Breaking Your Bank?

Friday, September 28, 2012
By: Kim Mayo

When a hectic and health threatening situation arises, the first thought that comes to mind is dialing 911, but when do we think about the cost of that necessary ambulance ride? You would never want to put a price on someone’s life; however, the emergency room can actually charge a pretty penny for simple procedures. In college, accidents can happen in the blink of an eye and luckily a majority of us students have health insurance either through the university or parents.

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Tagged In: emergency room, Health Care Consumerism, Health care costs, Healthy UNH, healthycare.com, Kim Mayo, urgent care facilities

“Acing” Fitness

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
By: Kim Mayo

Whenever I drive through campus, those bright green tennis courts always seem to catch my eye.  There are 12 courts in total and 6 are always reserved for UNH students at anytime, while the other 6 are available to be rented out by the public if they would like. The best part about tennis is that you only need one other person and only minimal equipment is required! Tennis rackets can be as inexpensive as $25 and a package of 3 balls is no more than $5. The sport is fairly easy to pick up and it is a blast to play!

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Tagged In: Brain Neurons, Healthy UNH, Kim Mayo, mental wellness, Physical Activity, Tennis

Get Real UNH

Monday, September 24, 2012
By: Courtney Eaton

Get Real UNH is a small student organization on campus but they have a big goal. Their mission is to have at least 20% of all UNH food be local, fair trade, friendly to the environment or humanely produced by 2020. In addition, they would like to create a community that cares enough about these criteria for food to act on it. What you probably do not know is that you may have already engaged yourself in Get Real UNH by going to the Local Harvest Fest. This was in inaugural event in their “Food Month”.

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Tagged In: Courtney Eaton, Get Real, Healthy Food Choices, Healthy UNH, humane production, local produce, Nutrition, Rob Everts

Get a Handle on Stress

Friday, September 21, 2012
By: Haeley Stewart

After our first week of classes I think it is safe to say that some of us are overwhelmed by our class schedules, afraid of future homework and project loads and are already stressing for the exams that span our whole semester. Instead of making yourself crazy, engage in some of these stress reducing behaviors.

1. Get some Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz's: College students are notorious for staying up all night "cramming" and then waking up for class four hours later. In order to function properly, it is best to get the recommended 7 to 10 hours worth of sleep.

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Tagged In: back to school, Exercise, gym, Haeley Stewart, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, mental wellness, Stress

Vitamin D is an A-List Vitamin

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
By: Madeleine Gould

Let’s face it- autumn is almost here. It’s a sad realization that no longer will we be able to spend our days lying in the sand at the beach (slathered in SPF 50, of course, right?). Ahead are days of sitting in the library until all hours of the morning, squinting at notes under a fluorescent light. That certainly is not conducive to a great tan. While we can’t condone toasting yourself in the sun- which can lead to skin cancer, which can be deadly - there is one health benefit to sunny days spent outside.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, Madeleine Gould, Nutrition, Vitamin D, vitamin deficiency

UNH Slow Food for Fast Times

Monday, September 17, 2012
By: Kendra Moffett

The beginning of the semester is typically the easiest time of the school year to get involved with clubs and organizations on campus, as many of them are recruiting new members to join their ranks at this time. One fantastic organization to get involved with on campus is Slow Food UNH. This organization is one you can feel good about being a part of, as it caters to the food lover and humanitarian in all of us.

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Tagged In: Club, Healthy UNH, Kendra Moffett, Nutrition, Slow Foods, Slow Foods USA
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