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Health Cost and Assistance Programs

Friday, March 14, 2014
By: Julie Hurlbut

Health care is a hefty expense in the United States, and over the years has contributed greatly to our nation’s debt. According to the article written by John Ydstie, the Congressional Budget Office recently stated that the deficit is about to be one-third the size in 2014 than it was in 2009, which prompted the Great Recession.

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Tagged In: Debt, Health Cost, Julie Hurlbut, Medicare

Workout without the Hassle

Monday, March 10, 2014
By: Heather DeMello

January gym crowds and early semester stress can make working out seem like more of a chore than an enjoyable activity. Going to the gym can be a fantastic way to get fit, but it’s not the only way. You can participate in a variety of physical activities at home or outside that will give you the same health benefits and make exercise a fun part of your everyday life. They key is to find activities that correspond with your personal interests.

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Tagged In: Fitness, Heather DeMello, Winter Workouts

Tea Time

Friday, March 7, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

What’s better than enjoying a nice cup of tea to either jumpstart your day or wind down at night?

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Tagged In: antioxidants, cancer, cardiovascular disease, flavonoids, Healthy UNH, high blood pressure, hypertension, memory, Mental Health, Mollie Behan, Nutrition

Yoga on Campus

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

Yoga is a great way to get exercise, relieve some stress, and have fun! On campus you can participate in free yoga in the MUB and in the Hamel recreation center.

Yoga is an exercise that combines breathing and stretching. It is usually done in a quiet, dimly light room, and with an instructor leading the stretches or poses. Yoga is a great exercise for all ages because there are many forms with varying intensities. Some different types of yoga include:

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Tagged In: breathing, Fitness, flexibility, free, Hamel Recreation Center, Health Services, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Mental Health, Stress, stretching, Yoga

Nutrition for a healthy immune system

Monday, March 3, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

During this time of year, it can become easy to catch a cold or even the flu. Luckily there are many things you can do to keep yourself healthy and lower your risk. Along with proper hygiene and hand washing, you can also use nutrition to keep away viruses. Proper nutrition can boost you immune system as a form of protection. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has listed the five nutrients essential for a healthy immune system.

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Tagged In: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, balance, Diet, energy, Healthy UNH, immune system, immunity, Nutrition, protection, protein, Suzanne Hogan, viruses, Vitamin A, vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc

Mentally Preparing for the Perfect Interview

Friday, February 28, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

As college students we are in a constant state of stress between assignment deadlines, grades, and finding jobs.Everyone reading this has likely had an interview before, so you can understand the anxiety that comes along with having to talk yourself up to a stranger.These are some tips that I use to help reduce the stresses of interviewing!

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Tagged In: Career Fair, Healthy UNH, interview, Kelsey McCullough, Mental Health, mock interview, practice, prepare, resume, Sample Questions, Stress, University Advising and Career Center

Positive Imagery and its Effects on Well-Being

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

In college we are surrounded by nay-sayers. Each day passing people on campus I hear “I just know I’m going to fail”, “I will never be able to finish in time”, or “It’s hopeless”. I have found that in my life by focusing on the positive things and the things that are in my own control I am a happier person. Often times when schoolwork becomes completely overwhelming I like to take a step back and look at all the steps I need to do. Usually if I write down my assignments and due dates school work will seem much less daunting.

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Tagged In: breath, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Mental Health, notes, plan, positive attitude, Positive Imagery, quiet, relaxation, self-confidence, visualization

Boost Your Self-Esteem in Less Than an Hour

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

In honor of February being National Boost Your Self-Esteem Month, here are some quick and easy tricks to get an instant pick-me-up!

Smile: It’s natural, it’s easy, and it’s free! Smiling not only brings a positive light to others, but smiling can also be an instant mood changer! When we smile, we release endorphins and change the blood flow in our brains, which make us feel happier. Next time you need an instant self-esteem boost, try showing those pearly whites!

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Tagged In: compliment, endorphins, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, Mollie Behan, National Association for Self-Esteem, National Boost Your Self-Esteem Month, positive, self-esteem, smile, write

How To Have a Safe Winter Workout

Friday, February 21, 2014
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

If you’re like me, you can’t stand being cooped up inside for a workout. When I go home for winter break, I do not have a gym membership and all I have available to me is a treadmill and bike in my dark basement. I crave the fresh air and even if the temperature is freezing, I will be outside running or walking. But working outside can put your health and well being at risk.

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Tagged In: Exercise, Fitness, gloves, Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, layers, protection, wind chill, winter
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