March 9, 2015
For many of you spring break is right around the corner and pale, winter skin can take a beating in the hot sun. It is important to protect your body when it isn’t used to sun exposure after the long winter months.
One thing I’ve learned as I study in Australia is not to test your limits with the sun. In many tropical destinations the sun’s UV rays are much more powerful than we are used to in New England summers. For example, in Australia there is a thinner ozone layer above the country. In... Read More
March 5, 2015
According to the American Lung Association, “Smokers die significantly earlier than nonsmokers: 13.2 years for men and 14.5 years for women. Smoking related disease claims approximately 443,000 American lives each year.” It is time for you to kick this deadly habit.
This week, I had the opportunity to talk to a student smoker, who had a powerful message for the UNH campus. “Don’t ever start smoking. It consumes your life. A cigarette is what you think about before you even get out of bed in the... Read More
March 3, 2015
Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month?
National Nutrition Month is sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s theme is “Bite Into A Healthy Lifestyle”, which encourages people to create eating and exercise plans that are focused on eating fewer calories, making informed food choices, and getting daily exercise in order to be a healthy weight.
“National Nutrition Week” was started in 1973, but became National Nutrition Month in 1980 after a growing... Read More
March 2, 2015
Not sleeping well lately? Sleep deprivation can have real health consequences.
According to the American Psychological Association, “Even light sleep deprivation or poor sleep can affect memory, judgment, stress level, and mood… in addition to contributing to depression, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure.”
Adults are constantly on the move! Going to and from work, picking up the kids, and still trying to find the time to complete all those errands. It is a vicious cycle of... Read More
February 26, 2015
Are you feeling overwhelmed at work and in your personal life?
Are the daily struggles of life weighing you down? Are you going through a major change in your life that you need to talk to someone about?
The University System of New Hampshire offers ALL employees the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The EAP is provided by APS Healthcare and offers a variety of services that are free for UNH Employees. Some of the services include the following list:
Counseling Services: This service is... Read More
February 24, 2015
Are you a UNH staff member in need of some mental relaxation?
The work week can be stressful, challenging and exhausting. In today’s economy, most workers have increased responsibilities both at work and at home, as well as deadlines to meet and bosses to please. According to the American Massage Therapy Association, massages can help to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, improve sleep, relieve pain and muscle tension, improve blood circulation, and help to prevent future medical... Read More
February 23, 2015
Since February is National Boost Your Self Esteem Month, here are five tips to help you keep your head high during these cold winter days!
1. Exercise. Not only is exercise physically healthy for you, but it also will keep your confidence high. Thirty minutes of aerobic exercise will release beta-endorphins that increase feelings of well being, and lower levels of cortisol, which will lower your stress and anxiety. The Hamel Recreation Center is a great place to exercise here at UNH! It has... Read More
February 19, 2015
While the dining halls are certainly a place that students enjoy, over 500 faculty and staff members enjoy it also!
Each UNH faculty and staff meal plan gives you a set number of meals, which are good at Holloway Commons, Stillings Dining Hall, and Philbrook Dining Hall. Meals from your plan can be used to take a meal to go from any Dining Hall and also as a Meal Exchange at Union Court, during specific times. You can even use a meal on a guest!
Your meal plan can be paid through payroll... Read More
February 17, 2015
Hey UNH Employees! Did you know UNH Offers accessible programs to make a healthy lifestyle easier?
Located in the Field House, the Employee Fitness Program (EFP) offers two ways for employees to get active.
All staff and faculty are welcome to use this facility, which overlooks the basketball court, at no cost to them. It is a great place for employees who want to work out separately from the students from the Whittemore Center. The best part: the facility has a wide selection of free weights,... Read More
February 16, 2015
Did you know that UNH Dining is one of the top rated Dining Programs in the US?
UNH campus dining halls have lots of different options for those who want to make nutritious food choices.
But, sometimes the Dining Halls can be an intimidating part of dorm-life. They can be over-whelming with all the different food options; and the amount!
Here are a few tips that can help you healthfully navigate your next meal:
Take Advantage of the Salad Bar
The salad bar has lots of different toppings. Spice... Read More