July 13, 2015
What Physical Activity Can Do For You!
According to the American Heart Association, “Adults need 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. For People who benefit from lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, we recommend 40 minutes of aerobic training 3 to 4 times a week to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke.”
UNH staff members, it may seem overwhelming to begin exercising when you have no prior experience or have been sedentary for a long time, but it’s time to get off the couch! You... Read More
July 9, 2015
Grocery Shop Like a Pro!
As if there aren’t already enough unhealthy places to tempt us, grocery stores also do their part in steering us away from healthy choices.
Here are five tips to help you stick to clean eating while shopping at the super market.
Make a list. Shopping without a list will cause you to walk up and down the aisles, which means you’ll end up buying more than you intended to. You’re also more likely to forget items that you need. Buying things that look attractive to you are... Read More
July 8, 2015
MUSIC CAN SOOTH, MOTIVATE, AND EXPRESS.
Listening to music can be a good way to pass time, but have you ever noticed the feeling you get from your music? Well, it has been shown that music can help improve your overall mental wellbeing.
At the gym you find your music up beat and fast paced to get you through your workout. Besides getting through your work out, music can help you through many mental challenges.
Music has been known to reduce stress and improve mental cognition.
Try putting on... Read More
July 1, 2015
Remember To Ask Your Doctor Questions!
Being at the doctor’s office can be intimating. When it comes to your healthcare it is important to ask questions. It is easy for you to ask questions, but when it comes to asking your doctor people can be silent. Asking questions to your healthcare provider can help you understand the treatment you are receiving.
Your health is important and you should know exactly what is going on. You need to be your own advocate.
Asking questions and talking to your... Read More
June 29, 2015
12 Easy Ways to Add Fitness to Your Summer!
According to the Harvard School of Public Health, “Getting regular physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your health. It lowers the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and certain cancers, and it can also help control stress, improve sleep, boost mood, keep weight in check, and reduce the risk of falling and improve cognitive function in older adults.”
Do a workout you like, but don’t do... Read More
June 25, 2015
Why Shop At Farmers Markets?
Farmers markets are one of my favorite food destinations. Not only do you have homemade, fresh products at your fingertips, but you also get a look at all sorts of new foods at a reasonable price.
While studying abroad in Australia, it was even more exciting for me with exotic local fruits and vegetables and great deals verses a supermarket.
I often find that different booths will have the same fruits and vegetables but different pricing, so make sure to scope it... Read More
June 24, 2015
Ever Wonder Why Our Bodies Become Stiff When We Are Stressed?
Stress can cause unnatural muscle tension. Although massage therapy is commonly used for relaxation and pain relief, it can also be an effective therapy for aspects of mental health.
Research supports that massage has a direct relationship with positive health outcomes. When the body tissues are manipulated, messages are sent to the brain to relax the body and release endorphins. This technique increases circulation while... Read More
June 22, 2015
Do you have a hard time understanding the concepts behind health insurance?
It can seem overwhelming with all of the terminology and different components but insurance can be easy to understand if you break it down.
-Health insurance: something that protects you from paying the full bill of various medical services. You can either have insurance that covers the full costs of services or covers a percentage of services.
-Monthly premium, or a set amount you have to pay from month to month. This... Read More
June 17, 2015
Coastal Fitness Trails in Eastern Australia; A New Approach to Outdoor Fitness
Do you love the outdoors but don’t want to leave the equipment routine at your gym?
Australian communities may have found a great new approach to outdoor fitness. I have traveled to several coastal communities during my semester abroad and have come across many fitness trails. These trails stretch for several kilometers along the coastline and have a variety of exercise station checkpoints.
Pull up... Read More
June 15, 2015
4 Tips for Summer Health
We all love summer. Summer means less work, warmer weather, beach days, barbeques, and much more. Summer also involves many social events that revolve around food, from graduation parties to picnics. Beyour best this summer by following these four tips:
Stick to water. When it’s hot and you’re thirsty, it’s tempting to reach for a sugary drink, such as soda or lemonade. By drinking water, you’ll avoid drinking empty calories.
Be a healthy host. You won’t be tempted by... Read More