October 4, 2013
It’s That Time Again... Get Your FREE Flu Shot in the MUB!
Flu season is among us and it’s time to get your vaccination! With busy academic schedules and long nights of studying, it’s hard for us college students to fight off illness. Coming down with the flu can make you miss classes and potentially put you behind, something we all want to avoid! Save yourself the worry and pay a visit to the Granite State Room in the MUB for your flu shot free of charge! The clinic will take place on October... Read More
October 3, 2013
Former Student and Healthy UNH Intern
What does health mean to you?: To me the key to health is balance. While eating nutritious foods and exercising regularly is important, I think that making time & space for all the things you enjoy in your life is key to health.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: To start, I am a Healthy UNH intern! This allows me the opportunity to spread the message of health and wellness across UNH’s campus through blogging about different topics as well as... Read More
October 2, 2013
With September coming to an end that means the countdown to all sorts of exciting events can begin. One of my personal favorites is homecoming! There is nothing better than soaking up some Wildcat pride on a beautiful fall weekend in New Hampshire. There are all sorts of events happening the weekend of homecoming but one event is not only fun but also good for your health. Fun AND healthy? Yes, it is possible! The homecoming 5k race is a great way to get a little exercise while enjoying the... Read More
October 1, 2013
Student and RA in the Upper Quad
What does health mean to you?: I feel that health means to have a proper diet and feel energized and ready to accomplish school. To be healthy means that I am ready to take on all obstacles that are presented to me.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: Recycling, promoting good eating habits to my residents, and encouraging people to be outside and be active.
How do you stay fit?: I stay fit by trying to go to the gym about 5 times a week and watch what I eat... Read More
September 30, 2013
In college, students are continuously meeting new people and engaging in relationships. Most college students at some point experience a breakup and it can be emotionally devastating. Dealing with a breakup can be very stressful and harmful for your mental health. The most important thing to avoid in the coping process is letting your emotions affect your wellbeing and having your academics suffer. Don’t let a breakup get in the way of a happy and healthy life! There are many ways of dealing... Read More
September 27, 2013
Health costs is a significant problem in today’s economy. It is very important for college students to be aware of health care costs even if they are not yet accountable for their own health care yet. Because health care costs is not an easy problem to fix, it is our responsibility to limit our own costs. One way that we as college students can lower our personal costs right now and for the future is to protect our backs! A study conducted by the Sheps Center for Health Services Research found... Read More
September 26, 2013
College of Health and Human Services
Year Started at UNH: 2011
What does health mean to you?: Being healthy is a lifestyle and a choice. It is about being active and also making good nutrition choices, managing stress, getting adequate sleep.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I always try to be as active as possible during the day by walking to all campus meetings, taking the stairs, monitoring my diet and parking far away from stores in the parking lot.
How do you stay fit?: I just... Read More
September 25, 2013
This past summer, I volunteered for a week at a summer camp for children with diabetes.The American Diabetes Association’s, Camp Carefree was geared toward bringing children with diabetes together and providing them with support from all over the country. The kids amazed me every single day with their knowledge and bravery. I knew nothing about how hard their daily lives were; I only knew what I had learned in classes at UNH. I watched these children inject themselves with insulin every day... Read More
September 23, 2013
Allowing your body to rest and get a good night's sleep is vital to your mental and physical health.Most adults need an average of eight hours of sleep per night.If you are having difficulties getting a good night's sleep, Help Guide has numerous tips on how to sleep better so you can wake up feeling your best. Below are just a few of the many tips.
1.Regulate your sleeping cycle.
It is important to keep your body on the same sleeping cycle.This means waking up and going to bed around the same... Read More
September 20, 2013
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. The World Health Organization recommends that all adults between the ages of 18 and 64 participate in 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity each week. That means about 30 minutes a day, 5... Read More