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UNH Sisters in Step

Friday, March 21, 2014
By: Heather DeMello

You may have seen the sisters of SIS performing at local events, such as UNH homecoming, Relay for Life and Apple Harvest Festival in Dover.For those of you aren’t familiar, Sisters in step is UNH’s premiere all female hip hop and step team.Formed over a decade ago, SIS is a student run organization consisting of twenty girls who share the goal of promoting sisterhood and unity through step.Step dancing is general term used to describe any form of dancing where the emphasis lies in the footwork.A lot of people tend to automatically envision the traditional Irish step dance, when they hear t

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Tagged In: Dancing, Heather DeMello, mental wellness, Physical Activity, Sisters in Step, UNH

Eating Healthy on a Budget

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough


Healthy, yummy, and cheap??! Impossible you think, I’ll prove you wrong!

As college students, sometimes food can become a lesser priority when you have tests, assignments, work, and etc. If you live in an apartment on campus I have some tips on how to eat healthy while not breaking your budget!

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Tagged In: budget, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Nutrition

Kick Butts to Boost your Mental Health

Monday, March 17, 2014
By: Heather DeMello

Most people are aware of the physical health risks associated with smoking tobacco, but research shows that smoking can also have significant effects on an individual’s mental health. Many people turn to tobacco for temporary stress relief, but recent findings prove that smoking has adverse long-term mental health effects. Nicotine only produces temporary feelings of pleasure. Once the feelings diminish, withdrawal symptoms rapidly set in.

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Tagged In: activities, alternative methods, cessation, cigarette, coping mechanism, effects of smoking, health risks, Healthy UNH, Heather DeMello, Kick Butts, March 19 2014, Mental Health, mental wellness, National Kick Butts Day, nicotine, stress relief, substance abuse, tobacco

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 Care Consumerism, 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, Physical Activity, 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, mental wellness, 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, mental wellness, 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, mental wellness, 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, mental wellness, notes, plan, positive attitude, Positive Imagery, quiet, relaxation, self-confidence, visualization
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