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Stand Up!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

Chances are, you’re probably reading this blog while sitting down. I’m also sure that you’ve heard one time or another, too many Americans don’t get enough physical activity and spend too much of their day sitting down. While this may be undoubtedly true, I bet you didn’t know that a large amount of time spent sitting each day is harmful even for those who do get the recommended amount of vigorous physical activity.

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Tagged In: active, couch potato, Healthy UNH, Mollie Behan, Physical Activity, Stand, Stand up

Academic Assistance

Monday, April 28, 2014
By: Julie Hurlbut

               As college students, we are familiar with the hefty workload of classes, and the negative consequences of not keeping up with school work. Being unorganized and falling behind in class can lead to nervous breakdowns, feeling burnt-out, increased stress levels, and physical illness. With the amount of freedom and independence that being in college comes with, it could be easy for any student to let their grades slip.

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Tagged In: Academic Assistance, Healthy UNH, Julie Hurlbut, Math Assistance Center, Mental Health, mentors, Robert J. Connors Writing Center, Society of Physics Students, UNH programs, Writing Center

Hiking to Stay on Top of Your Health

Friday, April 25, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

Looking for a new spin on your current workout routine? Skip the gym next time and instead, take on the mountain! Hiking in beautiful New England not only gives you the opportunity to get a breath of fresh air and clear your mind, but hiking is also a powerful cardio and strength building exercise! While getting in a great cardio workout, strengthening your muscles and improving your balance, hiking can also decrease your risk for heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis and arthritis.

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Tagged In: active, cardio, Exercise, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Hiking, Mollie Behan, strength building

Iron Deficiency

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the United States, especially among young women.Iron is essential to making hemoglobin, a part of red blood cells that transports oxygen and carbon dioxide throughout our body.When our bodies do not receive enough iron, it becomes iron deficient and our red blood cells can no longer properly carry oxygen.Symptoms of iron deficiency include fatigue, pale skin, weakness, headache and dizziness.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, hemoglobin, iron, Iron Deficiency, Nutrition, Suzy Hogan, vegetarian, vitamin C

Medical shopping and Rising Health costs

Monday, April 21, 2014
By: Heather DeMello

Excessive medical procedures can be hazardous to your health—and your wallet. Making medical decisions without even considering cost has contributed to skyrocketing health care spending and waste. What’s most astounding is that doctors often aren’t aware of the price of the procedures they recommend.  For example, a $15.44 blood test is able to check a person’s electrolyte levels, blood sugar, kidney and liver function, but there is a considerably cheaper option available.

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Tagged In: Excessive medical procedures, health costs, Healthy UNH, Heather DeMello, Medical shopping

“The Anonymous People” MUB movie/discussion

Friday, April 18, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

On Tuesday, April 22nd at 7pm a documentary film will be played in the MUB Theater 2 titled “The Anonymous People”. Health services, S.A.F.E Peer Education, and the UNH Department of Social Work sponsor this event.

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Tagged In: addition, Department of Social Work, disease, Health Services, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, MUB, recovery, S.A.F.E Peer Education, The Anonymous People, UNH programs

Hike for better Health

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

As the ground is finally unthawing and the leaves are starting to grow, it's time to start getting outdoors again! Spring is finally (FINALLY) here and what better way to celebrate than to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air while working out? One of my favorite outdoor activities is hiking. It's a really great form of exercise and can also be good for your mental health.

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Tagged In: active, bone density, cardio, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Hiking, Mental Health, Outdoors, safety, Suzy Hogan

How to Begin a Workout Program!

Monday, April 14, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

Starting something new can be scary, exciting, and empowering.Especially if you are making the decision to start exercising!First and foremost, good for you for making the decision to become a healthier you!I know that working out can seem very daunting so here are some tips on how to exercise for beginners!

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Tagged In: active, attitude, Exercise, Fitness, flexibility, goals, group fitness, Healthy, Kelsey McCullough, mental, plan, positive, routine, schedule, stretch, UNH, workout, Workout Program

Healthiest Nation in One Generation

Friday, April 11, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

               Happy National Public Health Week!This week, April 7-13th 2014, celebrates the advances and importance of public health.Each day of the week has a different theme related to public health which you can check out in more detail at nphw.org.Today's theme is Healthiest Nation in One Generation.

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Tagged In: Campus Rec, Counseling Center, Dining Services, Health care costs, health concerns, health risk, Health Services, healthiest campus community in the country by 2020, Healthiest Nation in One Generation, Healthy UNH, improve, Mental Health, National Public Health Week, Physical Activity, resources, Suzy Hogan, Wildcat Plate

Eating Well for Public Health Week

Thursday, April 10, 2014
By: Julie Hurlbut

Public Health Week is recognized as April 7th to the 13th. One of the themes for this movement is eating well, which is being recognized on April 10th. The National Public Health website contains information on what government agencies are working on to improve food choice and eating habits among Americans. There are many ways that UNH has tried to encourage students and staff to make healthier choices.

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Tagged In: choices, Eating Well, Healthy UNH, Julie Hurlbut, National Public Health Week, Nutrition, portion sizes, registered dietitian, UNH Dining Services, Wildcat Plate
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