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Do You Need an Advocate?

Friday, January 28, 2011
By: Erica Cross

Everyone deserves a voice. The Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program, SHARPP, is open to anyone in the UNH community (students, faculty, and staff) to help you find your voice. Going through domestic or sexual violence is terrifying.  SHARRP’s advocates work with you to connect you to the right resources to help you get back on your feet.

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, Stress

Live to Ride

Monday, January 24, 2011
By: Sarah Sceery

Just because the winter months are here and we have lots of snow doesn’t mean your exercise routine has to come to a halt. According to Fit Day, winter sports, especially snowboarding, can have a great impact on your health. Whether you’re a pro or a beginner, being on the mountain and outdoors can enhance your mood.

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Tagged In: Fitness, Health, Healthy UNH, Sarah Sceery, UNH

Breathe Your Way to Stress Relief

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

Breathing exercises have long been considered a sacred and respected tool utilized by many cultures to achieve mental and physical balance within the body. More recently, physicians, therapists and trainers alike have encouraged deep breathing to help ease tension, cleanse the body, boost energy, and relieve stress. Essentially you can “exercise” anywhere at any time to provide relief and relaxation. Breathing exercises last from 5-10 minutes and just require two tools; your body and your mind.

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Katrina Heisler, Stress, UNH

After Hours Emergencies

Thursday, January 13, 2011
By: Sarah Sceery

It’s 6pm on a Tuesday night and you slip on ice walking home from the library. There is a possibility that when you fell, you may have broken something, but health services is closed….what do you do? Luckily for students, UNH Health Services has an agreement with Wentworth Douglass Hospital that many people do not know about. This plan is part of the student health fee and is accessible for UNH students.

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Tagged In: Health, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, Sarah Sceery, UNH

From Minutes to Years, Exercise Helps

Tuesday, January 11, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

We all know exercise is good for you, but did you know you can start reaping the benefits within just minutes? Fitness Magazine published an article pointing out the pros of exercising from the minute you start to years after.

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Tagged In: Fitness, Health, Healthy UNH, Katrina Heisler, UNH

Tag that as "stress"

Friday, January 7, 2011
By: Sarah Sceery

Has Facebook gotten the best of you? Like many others in the world of social media today, people spend excessive amounts of time online…and I’m more than willing to admit that I’m one of them.

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Sarah Sceery, Stress, UNH

Anyone have a tissue? Or a treadmill instead? Exercising to boost the immune system!

Monday, December 20, 2010
By: Sarah Sceery

It’s that time of year again where it seems that everyone is getting sick. A recent study done by Appalachian State University found that on average patients are sick for 13 days during the winter months and 8 days during the fall season. However, the study also found that people who exercised or participated in physical activity were sick half of those days.

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Tagged In: Fitness, Health, Healthy UNH, Sarah Sceery, UNH

'Tis the Season...for healthy eating

Thursday, December 16, 2010
By: Sarah Sceery

Eating healthy during the holidays can often be a challenge. There is so much delicious food and often times too many options to choose from…that you just have to try everything. I usually have a hard time deciding between cookies, brownies, and apple pie. Even aside from dessert, many times people over eat main course meals as well. This is a common problem for almost everybody during the holidays but there are ways to help!

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, Sarah Sceery, UNH

Setting Down the Drink to Save

Friday, December 10, 2010
By: Katrina Heisler

According to a study published by The Journal of the American Medical Association, the cost of drinking goes far beyond your bar tab or the price of a 12 pack each week. In 1999, the U.S. consumer expenditure was $116.2 billion.

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Tagged In: Health, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, Katrina Heisler, UNH

Facial Reflexology for Stress Relief

Thursday, December 9, 2010
By: Katie Cardinal

When you get angry or happy or sad, where do you show your emotions first? Your face, of course! Your face is one of the most expressive parts of your body to the outside world. From talking, chewing, and laughing to grinding teeth, smiling, and frowning, your face gets quite a workout on a daily basis. For this reason, facial muscles hold a lot of stress and tension simply due to living. But what if there was something to do in order to reduce the tension in your face and your overall stress level?

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Katie Cardinal, Stress, UNH
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