October 25, 2013
I have been a runner for at least 13 years. I grew up running track and cross-country, with my mother as the coach. It was so easy to run 6 or 7 miles at practice when I was on a team, but now that I am in college, I get so bored running alone! After only a mile in, I’m looking to run back to my apartment because I notice myself focusing on my burning legs, or my shortness of breath. I think about how nice a hot shower will feel after I’m done. However, running just a mile just doesn’t cut it... Read More
October 23, 2013
Year Started at UNH: 2010
What does health mean to you?: Health is a positive lifestyle in mind, body, and spirit. It is overcoming obstacles and tough times and coming out on the other side a changed person. Whether it is going for a ten minute run in between class, going to the gym for an hour every day, running a 5k every weekend, or even skipping out on the cookie at Stillings, every person is different.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I try my absolute best to keep a... Read More
October 23, 2013
College can be stressful; being away from home, surrounded by new people, and having difficult courses. Many students can find college to be overwhelming, especially their first year. A great way to reduce stress is reducing test anxiety. Minnesota State University defines test anxiety as “when your anxiety prevents you from showing the professor what you have learned and know. It is not the same as being anxious during a test because you are unprepared or do not understand the material.” Many... Read More
October 21, 2013
As a female student, and nutrition major, I see first hand how important body image is to maintaining a healthy mind. According to Brown University Health Education, 74.4% of normal weight college women, often or all the time had thoughts about their body image. 46% of college men, who were at a healthy weight, had the same thoughts.
Because we live in a society where there is such a strong emphasis on a “perfect” body, negative thoughts arise in many young people. College has such a dense... Read More
October 18, 2013
Year Started at UNH:1996
What does health mean to you?: Health means feeling good physically as well as mentally.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I attend Healthy Returns, participate in the Wellness Connection program, go at least twice a week to the UNH Employee Fitness Center at the Field House and I walk with several of my friends at my lunch hour around campus.
How do you stay fit?: I belong to a gym and take several group exercise classes,... Read More
October 18, 2013
“I CHOOSE to be positive.” This is a phrase that we do not hear enough in our world. You know how when someone says, “I love your hair today”, or “You are absolutely wonderful”, you feel absolutely amazing inside? Why don’t we say these simple phrases everyday? Why don’t we make someone’s day, everyday? The goal of Operation Beautiful is to end negative self talk or “fat talk”. Negative self-talk inflicts pain; emotionally, spiritually and physically. Simple acts of kindness, as simple as... Read More
October 16, 2013
A great way to have fun and stay in shape at UNH is by getting involved in intermurals! There are tons of great activities that range from flag football to dodge ball. Everyone can find something they enjoy!
Intermurals are available all throughout the year. There are male, female, and co-ed leagues. Games are on weeknights, and are scheduled around class times. Intermurals are actually refereed by trained students, who take the games very seriously. One of the best parts about intermurals is... Read More
October 14, 2013
Eating Concerns Mentors (ECM) is a group based out of Health Services that provide support and mentor students who are struggling with body image issues and eating disorders. The mentors are trained and educated on eating concerns and helping peers regarding these issues. Mentors may often act as a bridge to the professional help students need. Mentors believe that eating disorders can happen to anyone and that there is no one universal cause. They also believe in health at every size and the... Read More
October 11, 2013
Year Started at UNH: 2008
What does health mean to you?: Many people think of health as the food choices you make and your physical stamina but it is really so much more than that. Health goes beyond just physical status and includes mental and emotional health as well. Being healthy to me means that you are able to live a lifestyle in which you are able to do all the things that make you happy. For some people that is going for a 10 mile run every day, but for... Read More
October 11, 2013
These days everyone is looking to save some money. One cost that people often overlook is health care costs, even though the average family pays over $400 per month on health insurance. One simple way to reduce medical spending is to look into using generic drugs, rather then using big brand name drugs.
Most people tend to think that if something is being highly marketed, (for instance, featured in television commercials, such as Lipitor or Nexium) that the product is of high quality. This is... Read More