April 10, 2013
IT Network Operations
Years Worked at UNH: 20
What does health mean to you?: Being able to stay active, play with my family and enjoy the outdoors whether it is hiking in the White Mountains or canoeing on a local waterway.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I like to think my positive attitude and good spirits bring a healthy aspect to UNH.
How do you stay fit?: As a creature of habit I visit the Works Health club at least three mornings a week on my way to UNH. I... Read More
April 10, 2013
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. By encouraging adults to learn about healthy sexual development in children, parents can instill positive... Read More
April 8, 2013
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... Read More
April 5, 2013
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... Read More
April 4, 2013
The average full-time employee in the United States works 30 hours or more per week. That adds up to a lot of time spent in the workplace each year! While many people take steps to create a healthy living space at home it can be challenging to stay healthy while at work. While it might not be possible to control where you work, there are steps you can take in order to try and stay healthy while on the job.
Some jobs have moving incorporated into them, but many Americans work desk... Read More
April 4, 2013
We live in a time where people are constantly on the move. Whether driving, jogging, biking or anything else you can think of, it is VERY important to make sure you are being safe with whatever you are doing. In honor of National Public Health Week, here are some great tips on how you can stay safe on the move!
If you're driving:
WEAR YOUR SEATBELT!! Seatbelts are so important for keeping you safe in the event of a car accident. It literally takes 2 seconds to buckle up, so no matter how short... Read More
April 3, 2013
is National Public Health Week, an annual celebration of public health
sponsored by the American Public Health Association (APHA). Today’s theme is “Providing
a Safe Environment for Children at School”. Children spend 180 days in school
every year. The lessons and habits children gain during this time influence the
rest of their lives. Our nation’s children develop eating habits through the National School Lunch program, which feeds more than 31 million
children each day. Many... Read More
April 2, 2013
Senior Data Analyst
Institute for Health Policy and Practice
Years Worked at UNH: 3
What does health mean to you?: Health means doing what I want, when I want, without having to worry about my body holding me back.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I bring humor to the office. Humor has been shown to improve health. I also encourage people to try things like Ultimate Frisbee, Disc Golf, and to join me at Healthy UNH events.
How do you stay fit?: I recently joined the Employee Fitness... Read More
April 1, 2013
Health begins in the home! Home is a safe haven that provides you with comfort, security and warmth. It is very important to create a safe home for your family to establish a healthy lifestyle. Monday, April 1st marks the first day of National Public Health Week. Monday’s theme is “Ensuring a Safe, Healthy Home for Your Family”. On this day, public health advocates urge people to create a secure home; safe from food borne illness, carbon monoxide poisoning, fire hazards, and toxic chemicals.... Read More
March 29, 2013
In the current economic times, people are looking anywhere they can to cut costs in their life. According to research conducted by the Milken Institute, more than half of Americans suffer from at least one chronic disease, many of which are preventable. According to calculations by the Milken Institute these diseases cost Americans and the government $1.3 trillion annually. This money comes out of the pockets of Americans as well as from the government, affecting every American in one way or... Read More