October 11, 2013
Year Started at UNH: 2008
What does health mean to you?: Many people think of health as the food choices you make and your physical stamina but it is really so much more than that. Health goes beyond just physical status and includes mental and emotional health as well. Being healthy to me means that you are able to live a lifestyle in which you are able to do all the things that make you happy. For some people that is going for a 10 mile run every day, but for... Read More
October 11, 2013
These days everyone is looking to save some money. One cost that people often overlook is health care costs, even though the average family pays over $400 per month on health insurance. One simple way to reduce medical spending is to look into using generic drugs, rather then using big brand name drugs.
Most people tend to think that if something is being highly marketed, (for instance, featured in television commercials, such as Lipitor or Nexium) that the product is of high quality. This is... Read More
October 10, 2013
Health care costs are something that most people are concerned about. There are many things a person can do to lower the amount of money they spend on healthcare. For example, leading an active and healthy lifestyle can significantly lower the amount of health problems a person faces in the future, thus lowering healthcare costs. However, sometimes health incidences arise that are unavoidable and healthcare costs accumulate. So what can you do to help you manage if you ever find yourself in... Read More
October 7, 2013
Have you been getting tired of the same old cardio routine at the gym?That happened to me Junior year of High school, I ran track and cross country and suddenly running got well kind of boring.That’s why I took a weight training class.10 pounds of muscle later I still love pumping iron to this day!
One of my favorite benefits of weight training is that it is a great stress reliever!After studying for hours I love to go to the gym and sweat out my stress.Lifting weights also helps increase bone... Read More
October 4, 2013
It’s That Time Again... Get Your FREE Flu Shot in the MUB!
Flu season is among us and it’s time to get your vaccination! With busy academic schedules and long nights of studying, it’s hard for us college students to fight off illness. Coming down with the flu can make you miss classes and potentially put you behind, something we all want to avoid! Save yourself the worry and pay a visit to the Granite State Room in the MUB for your flu shot free of charge! The clinic will take place on October... Read More
October 3, 2013
Former Student and Healthy UNH Intern
What does health mean to you?: To me the key to health is balance. While eating nutritious foods and exercising regularly is important, I think that making time & space for all the things you enjoy in your life is key to health.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: To start, I am a Healthy UNH intern! This allows me the opportunity to spread the message of health and wellness across UNH’s campus through blogging about different topics as well as... Read More
October 2, 2013
With September coming to an end that means the countdown to all sorts of exciting events can begin. One of my personal favorites is homecoming! There is nothing better than soaking up some Wildcat pride on a beautiful fall weekend in New Hampshire. There are all sorts of events happening the weekend of homecoming but one event is not only fun but also good for your health. Fun AND healthy? Yes, it is possible! The homecoming 5k race is a great way to get a little exercise while enjoying the... Read More
October 1, 2013
Student and RA in the Upper Quad
What does health mean to you?: I feel that health means to have a proper diet and feel energized and ready to accomplish school. To be healthy means that I am ready to take on all obstacles that are presented to me.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: Recycling, promoting good eating habits to my residents, and encouraging people to be outside and be active.
How do you stay fit?: I stay fit by trying to go to the gym about 5 times a week and watch what I eat... Read More
September 30, 2013
In college, students are continuously meeting new people and engaging in relationships. Most college students at some point experience a breakup and it can be emotionally devastating. Dealing with a breakup can be very stressful and harmful for your mental health. The most important thing to avoid in the coping process is letting your emotions affect your wellbeing and having your academics suffer. Don’t let a breakup get in the way of a happy and healthy life! There are many ways of dealing... Read More
September 27, 2013
Health costs is a significant problem in today’s economy. It is very important for college students to be aware of health care costs even if they are not yet accountable for their own health care yet. Because health care costs is not an easy problem to fix, it is our responsibility to limit our own costs. One way that we as college students can lower our personal costs right now and for the future is to protect our backs! A study conducted by the Sheps Center for Health Services Research found... Read More