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UNH Outing Club

Friday, June 6, 2014
By: Julie Hurlbut

New Hampshire boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in New England, so why not take advantage of it? The New Hampshire Outing Club (NHOC) is the oldest and largest organization at UNH that offers off-campus trips to undergraduate students every weekend.

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Tagged In: active, camping, canoeing, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Julie Hurlbut, Physical Activity, rafting, student activity, UNH Outing Club

Splash into Summer!

Monday, June 2, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

Looking for a cool new workout during the hot summer? Why not try swimming? Swimming is fun and can be a great workout, not to mention it's way better on your joints than pounding the pavement. It's a low impact activity that uses your entire body against the water resistance. Swimming continuously keeps your heart rate up and builds endurance. The activity combines cardio training and muscle strengthening for a total body workout. As you are pushing yourself through the water, you are also improving balance, posture, and coordination.

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Tagged In: active, balance, CampusRec, coordination, Healthy UNH, low impact, Mental Health, Physical Activity, posture, Stress, Summer, Summer Fitness, Suzy Hogan, Swasey Indoor Pool

What does healthy mean?

Friday, May 30, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

Health and healthy are words you hear daily. Many people will think of “fitspiration” and thin men and woman as being the picture of health. I disagree with the notion that healthy is synonymous with being thin. Health should be individualized and encompass balance of mental and physical health. 

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Tagged In: balance, Fitness, Healthy, Healthy UNH, individualize, Kelsey McCullough, Mental Health, mental wellness, Nutrition, recreation, resources

How to Enhance Your Work Out

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
By: Julie Hurlbut

Fitting in a good workout during the work day isn’t always easy; so why not make sure it’s worth it? I try and fit in workouts every other day at the Hamel Recreation Center in between my class schedule. Published in TIME magazine, Jennifer Cohen, a health and fitness expert lists seven workout habits that make your workout more ineffective, and how to fix them. Fixing the following habits will allow you to be a more efficient exerciser:

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Tagged In: cardio, Fitness, habit, Healthy UNH, hydrate, Julie Hurlbut, Lollygagging, Physical Activity, strength training, work out

Preventative care: saves lives and dollars!

Friday, May 23, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

Many people associate health care with high prices. However there are ways to lower your costs, like taking advantage of preventative health services. Many health plans cover the co-insurance and copayments that is associated with preventative services because it costs much less to prevent illness then to treat it. Preventative care can save you money by limiting your sick days and preventing costly doctors visits. 

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Tagged In: Health Care Consumerism, Health Cost, healthcare.gov, Healthy UNH, immunizations, Kelsey McCullough, preventative care, prevention, screenings

Mental Health Month

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

Did you know May is Mental Health Awareness month? Mental Health America has named May Mental Health Awareness month and chose this year’s theme to be “Mind Your Health”. The goal of Mental Health America is to construct public acknowledgement of the importance of mental health on the body and towards overall health. It’s important to recognize how the body and mind interact with each other. Poor health on one can greatly affect the other.

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Tagged In: anxiety, counseling, Counseling Center, Healthy UNH, Mental Health Month, mental wellness, Mind Your Health, Nutrition, Stress, Suzy Hogan, UNH Health Services

Benefits of Breakfast

Monday, May 19, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

Making time to eat a healthy breakfast can often be put on the backburner. Work is important, but breakfast is just as important- in fact, it’s arguably the most important meal of the day!

What are the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast?

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Tagged In: benefits, Breakfast, concentration, energy, Healthy UNH, Mollie Behan, nutrients, Nutrition

Are You Food Safe?

Friday, May 16, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

Did you know that your chances of getting a foodborne illness this year are 1 in 6? When we eat and cook healthy foods such as vegetables, fruits and lean proteins we are indeed making the right choices by choosing foods that are beneficial to our health. But what’s also important is making sure that our food is handled, cooked and stored safely and properly!

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Tagged In: Food Safety, Health, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, UNH, USDA

Bike for Better Health

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By: Julie Hurlbut

May is National Bike Month, and what better way to celebrate the warm weather than enjoying a bike ride in the sun? Here at UNH, we are lucky to have a bike-friendly campus, which is demonstrated by the bike lanes that are provided on the roadways.

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Tagged In: active, bicycle, bike, cardiovascular, College Woods, cycle, Fitness, Healthy UNH, International Bicycle Fund, Julie Hurlbut, Kingman Farm, low impact, Mental Health, National Bike Month, Physical, Physical Activity, Stress, trails

Overcoming Procrastination, Stop Putting it Off!

Monday, May 12, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

As finals are here, now is a great time to talk about procrastination. It may seem like you have plenty of time to study and finish all your assignments, but with a full course load, you will probably need all the time you can get. Procrastinating and getting distracted can put you way behind schedule. What may seem like a quick Facebook break, can easily turn into an hour long process of looking through random people's pictures (we all know it happens) or taking countless Buzzfeed quizzes. All this procrastinating can lead to stress and unnecessary anxiety.

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Tagged In: anxiety, Healthy UNH, immune system, Mental Health, mental wellness, motivation, Procrastination, schedule, Suzy Hogan
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