September 18, 2013
Whether you were a track star in high school or just like to jog from time to time, road races are a great way to get physically active while also supporting a good cause. Road races almost always include a wide variety of people, young and old, with faster and slower paces. Even if running is not your favorite activity, most road races also include walkers. Being in a large group of people makes a timed course much less intimidating. The energy of a road race is always so much fun. Everyone is... Read More
September 17, 2013
Office of Business Affairs
Year Started at UNH: 1997
What does health mean to you?: Feeling good on a daily basis. No aches or pains.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: UNH Dining is committed to helping the University be healthy by being very supportive of the Healthy UNH initiative. We have an excellent Dietitian on staff, Rochelle L’Italien. She has been very active on campus and in working with students, faculty and staff. She is always available for a session to get you... Read More
September 16, 2013
The Buddhist practice of Reiki is coming to UNH Health Services this October 8th! Free classes will be available to students and employees once a month, starting in October and concluding in April. No registration is required! The spiritual practice of Reiki is used to promote stress relief by using life force energy.
Reiki treats people’s minds, bodies, spirits and emotions by radiating energy within. The practice revolves around the idea that if one’s life force energy is low, a person is... Read More
September 13, 2013
Former RA in Gibbs Hall
What does health mean to you?: Health to me means being happy in my own skin.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I walk whenever I can rather than taking the bus. I get involved on campus (Pre-vet Club, MUB events, being an RA). Getting involved is healthy because it allows you to get out of your dorm room and become one with the community here at UNH. You can meet and make new friends and get the opportunity to become a leader here at UNH and with all that comes the... Read More
September 13, 2013
In a workout rut? Looking to meet new people? Want a fun way to stay in shape?
Look no further then our own UNH Hamel Recreation Center! Every student’s activity fee, which is included in tuition costs, covers many of fitness classes offered at the Hamel Recreation Center! Classes are offered every day of the week at a wide variety of times to encourage students to participate. Classes range from belly dancing to strength training, bootcamp to yoga! All of the trainers are certified, and some... Read More
September 11, 2013
It is almost that time of year again. As the summer wraps up and the air starts to chill, it is important to keep in mind what is right around the corner, the flu season. While you may feel queasy with just the thought, now is the time to start thinking about getting this year's flu vaccine. Protecting yourself against the virus now, will help lower your health costs in the future. And by health costs, I do not mean just paying to see a doctor if you do catch the flu. The cost of the flu goes... Read More
September 9, 2013
College of Liberal Arts
Year Started at UNH: 1978
What does health mean to you?: Health is the condition of the body and mind as they carry out their normal biological and psychological functions.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: Besides attempting to stay fit (see below), I try to eat well. My attempts are often unsuccessful, but if I adhere to the principle “everything in moderation,” I generally meet my goals.
How do you stay fit?: I try to workout 5 or 6 days per week. I run for... Read More
September 9, 2013
The transition from high school to college is a big step for many teens. Moving into a dorm room, eating in dining halls, hugging your parents’ goodbye, and leaving childhood friends, can be extremely overwhelming for a college freshman. It is a time of change and for many it represents the beginning of adulthood. Many students, like myself, do not do well with change at all. The sudden change of environment and new responsibilities can cause students a great deal of stress and can make the... Read More
September 6, 2013
Program Director of Veterinary Technology
Veterinary Technology at the Thompson School
Year Started at UNH: 2007
What does health mean to you?: It means being able to do what I want without limitations. The older I get, the more I realize the importance of my health. If I want to keep doing what I like, for as long as possible, I have to stay healthy.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I encourage my students to stay active, to walk rather than take the bus, etc. I also teach my students... Read More
September 6, 2013
What exactly are chia seeds? They come from a desert plant called salvia hispanica, originated from Central America. Research finds that Chia seeds are a great source of omega - 3 fatty acid and also contains a surprising amount of fiber. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 1 ounce of chia seeds provides 10 grams of fiber. That's almost half of your suggested daily amount! Chia seeds also provide a good amount of easily digestible protein and minerals such as iron and calcium.... Read More