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
September 4, 2013
Lead Personal Trainer
Year Started at UNH: 2009
What does health mean to you?: Being healthy is a lifestyle choice that encompasses more than one component. A healthy diet, exercise program, and strong relationship with family and friends, are just examples of some components of health that aggregate to promote an overall feeling of fulfillment in life. I use these components to create a healthy lifestyle for myself and balance that allows me experience life to the fullest.... Read More
September 4, 2013
The first week of classes are done and the semester is about to kick into full gear. While seeing old friends, making new ones and studying for classes are all key parts of being at school, it is also important to remember to stay active. While gym memberships at home might cost upwards of $50 a month; here at UNH all students have access to the Hamel Rec Center. Aside from the cardio machines, weights, basketball courts, squash courts, and track, students also have the added benefit of full... Read More
August 27, 2013
Library Services Assistant – Boston Library Consortium Expert
Dimond Library, Interlibrary Loan
Year Started at UNH: 2005
What does health mean to you?: Health is one of the few things that can’t be overstated, right? You’re lost without it. Health is happiness. Health is freedom. Health can also be a mildly annoying topic to hear someone else go on about, so I’ll stop there.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: Does wearing sunblock count?
How do you stay fit?: I ride my bike to work when... Read More
August 22, 2013
Office Aid, Life Guard, Swim instructor, Personal Trainer
Campus Recreation, Aquatics
Year Started at UNH: 2010
What does health mean to you?: Health means that both your physically well and mentally happy. When I am healthy, it means that my stress is down, I have energy to do the things I love and need to do, I participate socially with those I care about, I can work through most issues that come my way without being affected negatively, and my body feels good and without pain. Health is a... Read More
August 21, 2013
Director, Health Care Cost Containment
Finance and Administration
Year Started at UNH: 2000
What does health mean to you?: Being able to do the things I want to easily; having more energy, being able to say “yes” when my friends want to go for a bike ride, train for a road race or just go for a walk around the neighborhood. I want to keep up with my kids, my husband (who is very fit) and my dogs. It also means less time at the doctor’s office; that’s my biggest goal!
What do you do to make a... Read More