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How to Begin a Workout Program!

Monday, April 14, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

Starting something new can be scary, exciting, and empowering.Especially if you are making the decision to start exercising!First and foremost, good for you for making the decision to become a healthier you!I know that working out can seem very daunting so here are some tips on how to exercise for beginners!

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Tagged In: active, attitude, Exercise, Fitness, flexibility, goals, group fitness, Healthy, Kelsey McCullough, mental, Physical Activity, plan, positive, routine, schedule, stretch, UNH, workout, Workout Program

Healthiest Nation in One Generation

Friday, April 11, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

               Happy National Public Health Week!This week, April 7-13th 2014, celebrates the advances and importance of public health.Each day of the week has a different theme related to public health which you can check out in more detail at nphw.org.Today's theme is Healthiest Nation in One Generation.

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Tagged In: Campus Rec, Counseling Center, Dining Services, Health Care Consumerism, Health care costs, health concerns, health risk, Health Services, healthiest campus community in the country by 2020, Healthiest Nation in One Generation, Healthy UNH, improve, Mental Health, National Public Health Week, Nutrition, Physical Activity, resources, Suzy Hogan, Wildcat Plate

Eating Well for Public Health Week

Thursday, April 10, 2014
By: Julie Hurlbut

Public Health Week is recognized as April 7th to the 13th. One of the themes for this movement is eating well, which is being recognized on April 10th. The National Public Health website contains information on what government agencies are working on to improve food choice and eating habits among Americans. There are many ways that UNH has tried to encourage students and staff to make healthier choices.

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Tagged In: choices, Eating Well, Healthy UNH, Julie Hurlbut, National Public Health Week, Nutrition, portion sizes, registered dietitian, UNH Dining Services, Wildcat Plate

National Public Health Week: Get out Ahead

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

“Prevention must become a national obsession”- Richard Carmody, US surgeon general 2003.

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Tagged In: Health Care Consumerism, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, preventable disease, prevention, smoking, volunteer

Don’t Panic!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

The American Public Health Association’s National Public Health Week, taking place this April 7th- 13th, emphasizes the importance of ensuring that you, your family, and your community are equipped during emergencies and disasters. When in times of crisis or disaster, it is only humane for us to feel a sense of panic or fear when dealing with difficult situations.

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Tagged In: crisis, disaster, emergency kit, Health Care Consumerism, Healthy UNH, Mollie Behan, National Public Health Week, natural disasters, Panic, plan, prevention, UNH Alert

UNH: Being Healthy From the Start!

Monday, April 7, 2014
By: Heather DeMello

Today marks the start of National Public Health Week, and the American Public Health Association is launching their annual event with a day to emphasize the importance of “Being Healthy from the Start”. The APHA reports that public health begins at home. It is imperative for families and other members of the community to address health and development beginning at an early age.

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Tagged In: Early childhood education, education, Health Care Consumerism, Healthy UNH, Heather DeMello, National Public Health Week, prevention

Calcium: Bone up for Health

Friday, April 4, 2014
By: Heather DeMello

Campaigns pushing milk rich in calcium as the answer to strong bones are notorious. But does the saying “got milk?” really translate into “got strong bones?” There is in fact an important message behind the infamous milk mustache. Calcium is a mineral that is not only important for the body’s nervous and cardiovascular systems, but is vital to our bone health. Approximately ninety nine percent of the body’s calcium reserve is stored in our bones and teeth to support their structure and function.

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Tagged In: Bones, calcium, calcium deficiency, cardiovascular system, Healthy UNH, Heather DeMello, milk, nervous system, Nutrition, osteoporosis

Sleep is the Best Medication

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
By: Julie Hurlbut

March 7th through the 13th was National Sleep Awareness Week. As busy college students, we tend to neglect sleep. After all, we have so much to get done in a day that sleep is usually put on the back burner. People who sleep poorly are significantly more likely to develop mental illness, such as depression and anxiety, and are more susceptible to have changes in mood and stress levels. For our mental, physical, social, and emotional wellbeing, it is important that we are all getting the recommended amount of sleep a night, which is approximately eight hours.

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Tagged In: active, alcohol, anxiety, caffeine, Depression, emotion, Exercise, Healthy UNH, Julie Hurlbut, Mayo Clinic, Medication, Mental Health, mental wellness, National Sleep Awareness, nicotine, Physical Activity, routine, Sleep

Shop Healthy for You and Your Wallet

Monday, March 31, 2014
By: Heather DeMello

A weekly trip to the grocery store can sometimes turn into a battle with your wallet when shopping on a tight budget.  It is often easier to choose off the shelf or frozen food items which require minimal preparation but typically do not have much nutritional benefit.  It is important to fuel our bodies with the nutrients provided by a well-balanced diet to enable us to keep up with the demands of everyday life.  If Easy Mac with a side of Ramen Noodles has become a familiar meal, then it might be time to expand your grocery list.

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Tagged In: budget, Durham Marketplace, free, Health Care Consumerism, health costs, healthy Alternatives, Healthy UNH, Heather DeMello, samples, Shop Healthy, smart shopping, SPIN, Students Promoting Information About Nutrition, tour, UNH Program

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

Friday, March 28, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

During the month of April, the UNH community as well as many other communities across the nation will be participating in Sexual Assault Awareness Month.The National Sexual Violence and Resource Center states that the Sexual Assault Awareness Month is intended to “raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.”

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Tagged In: Anti-Violence Rally & Walk, Awareness, Healthy UNH, mental wellness, Mollie Behan, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, sexual violence, SHARPP, UNH Program, violence, White Ribbon Campaign
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