April 19, 2013
College is a time of great growth for a young adult. Sometimes, you completely lose sight of who you are. Negative thoughts and emotions can flood your mind, making it almost impossible to concentrate on anything truly important. I know first hand how difficult and lost anxiety can make you feel. It can debilitate you to a point where you wake up in the middle of the night shaking and short of breath. I battled anxiety my sophomore year of college and am proud to say that I am now happier than... Read More
April 17, 2013
The University of New Hampshire’s Department of Health Management and Policy prepares undergraduates to become leading health professionals in the ever-expanding Health Care Industry. Through this department, students get exposed to many aspects of health care, including data analysis, finance management, epidemiology, ethics, and policy. A reoccurring theme throughout the Department’s courses is health promotion.
The Department’s Student Organization for Health Leadership (SOHL... Read More
April 15, 2013
Year Started at UNH: 2006
What does health mean to you?: Staying one step, or maybe half a step, ahead of getting old.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I try to make people smile, giggle, laugh, and/or say hello.
How do you stay fit?: I like to water ski, play outside, and sometimes ride around on a unicycle.
Do you have any tips for eating healthfully?: Buy your breakfast cereal in 50 lb. bags, and don’t try to eat it all in one sitting.
How do you find... Read More
April 15, 2013
The end of the semester is approaching quickly and with that comes a mixture of excitement and dread. While everybody seems ready for the change of pace that summer brings, students don’t seem quite as excited about the end of the year projects, papers and exams looming in the distance. While these things are unavoidable, there are ways to prepare for finals while limiting stress levels.
I know it can be difficult to start studying or preparing a project ahead of time. For a long... Read More
April 12, 2013
There has always been a ton of focus put on different
mainstream diets. Everything from Atkins and Southbeach to paleo and being a
vegan are attempted by people worldwide. While I was scrolling through my
twitter the other day killing time, I noticed someone posted something about
this new thing called "Eating
Clean." Since I have never heard of this before, I was intrigued and
decided to figure out what eating clean was. Eating clean promotes itself as
being more of a lifestyle change rather... Read More
April 10, 2013
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Year Started at UNH: 1993
What does health mean to you?: Being able to stay active, play with my family and enjoy the outdoors whether it is hiking in the White Mountains or canoeing on a local waterway.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I like to think my positive attitude and good spirits bring a healthy aspect to UNH.
How do you stay fit?: As a creature of habit I visit the Works Health club at least three mornings a week on my way to UNH. I... Read More
April 10, 2013
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The goal of this campaign is to shed light on the seriousness of sexual violence and to educate the public on ways to prevent sexual abuse. This year, Sexual Assault Awareness Month focuses on healthy sexuality and sexual abuse of children. "It’s time … to talk about it. Talk early, talk often. Prevent sexual violence,” is this year’s slogan. By encouraging adults to learn about healthy sexual development in children, parents can instill positive... Read More
April 8, 2013
Originally I planned on writing a blog about food labels because they are quite different here in England. I found a few sites about the regulations but they were very dry and I could not imagine writing anything overly thrilling with such dry material. After becoming frustrated I began looking into foods that are banned here in the UK. While on the quest for this information I came across a fascinating company that uses “past-sell-date” foods. This immediately intrigued me so I had to read... Read More
April 5, 2013
Public health works to prevent disease and prolong the lives of individuals. To accomplish this, public health works at a community level to improve and protect the health of our communities and empower them to achieve health goals and make lasting changes. There are many different social determinants that shape the lives of communities throughout the United States and public health officials work to provide services needed for all populations. The Center for Disease Control has created a... Read More
April 4, 2013
The average full-time employee in the United States works 30 hours or more per week. That adds up to a lot of time spent in the workplace each year! While many people take steps to create a healthy living space at home it can be challenging to stay healthy while at work. While it might not be possible to control where you work, there are steps you can take in order to try and stay healthy while on the job.
Some jobs have moving incorporated into them, but many Americans work desk... Read More