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How to be a Good Roommate

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
By: Mary Houghton

Students can encounter all types of stress during their four years at college. Stress can come from all aspects of life, including your living situation. Having problems with your living situation can have a seriously negative effect on your mental health, and in turn your overall health. Although some things are out of your control, a way that you can try to avoid this kind of stress is to be a good roommate. Chances are, if you know how to be a good roommate, the person/people that you are living with you treat you in the same respect, making your home happy and safe.

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Tagged In: college, dorm, Healthy UNH, Mary Houghton, Mental Health, respect, roommate, Stress

MUB Movies

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

The Memorial Union Building (aka the MUB) is a great place for entertainment with many activities being held every weekend. My personal favorite events of the MUB are the movies they offer. It's a great little date idea for a college budget. MUB movies play on large screen projectors in theaters 1 and 2 every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night. They offer two showings of each movie a night, one around 7pm and the other around 9pm. The movies are fairly recent and usually include one comedy and one action.

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Tagged In: entertainment, Healthy UNH, Memorial Union Building, Mental Health, movies, MUB, Suzanne Hogan

Boost your Brain Power

Friday, January 17, 2014
By: Gabby Chesney

Everyone knows that exercising is important to keep our bodies healthy, but what about our brains? Just like the body, the brain needs to be exercised in order to stay optimally healthy. Here are a few easy tips to exercise your brain so it stays sharp for years to come. 

Physical Activity

Doesn’t it seem like everything health related comes back to physical activity? That’s because it does! Being physically active helps boost brainpower and keeps you more alert. So instead of watching a 30-minute TV program, try going for a walk or a job.

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Tagged In: brain, congnitive, Exercise, fish, Gabby Chesney, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, Omega-3, Physical Activity, puzzles, Sleep

TV Workout

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

You’ve been studying for a huge exam, and you finally take it.It’s over!You’re done and finally free to relax.But wait.You haven’t been to the gym in over 4 days and you feel guilty about just going home and sitting and watching a movie on TV.RELAX.You deserve it.The good news is, that you can get in your workout while relaxing and watching a tv show! 

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Tagged In: Exercise, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, workout

What Healthcare Plan is Right for You?

Monday, January 13, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

Healthcare plans can be a complicated topic that many college students like to avoid, myself included! But when one breaks down healthcare insurance plans they are much less daunting and it is very important for students to be smart healthcare consumers! When you begin looking at a plan for yourself it is important to recognize the differences, to find the best plan to fit your needs!

So what are the different plans?

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Tagged In: Health Cost, Healthy UNH, Insurance, Kelsey McCullough

Fight Fat Fear!

Friday, January 10, 2014
By: Gabby Chesney

We live in a fat-fearing world. With all of the non-fat and low-fat products out there, many consumers believe that fat is always unhealthy. There is however a type of fat that everybody can benefit from. Omega-3 Fatty acids have been proven to provide many health benefits. So before you cut the fat do a little research about where you can get Omega-3’s and how they can help you!

Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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Tagged In: benefits, Depression, fat, Gabby Chesney, Health, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, Nutrition, Omega-3 Fatty acids, osteoporosis, triglyceride

Equipment Rentals from Campus Recreation

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
By: Ann Steeves
 

Are you an outdoor adventure enthusiast? Interested in seeing what the great outdoors can offer you for physical activity? Well the University of New Hampshire offers extremely discounted rental prices for students! Try out kayaking for only $10, or snowshoeing for $8, or all the equipment for a weekend hiking trip! The Hamel Recreation Center tons of great rental equipment, so that you can try out whatever you are interested in without committing to the high prices of buying your own gear!

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Tagged In: active, Campus Recreation, equipment, Equipment Rentals, Fitness, Hamel Rec, Healthy UNH, Hiking, kayak, Kelsey McCullough, snowshoe

Preventive Care and Minimizing Health Costs

Monday, January 6, 2014
By: Mary Houghton

The world of health costs can be a mind boggling place. I know that personally, as a college student, its hard to care about health costs. I know that when I’m sick, I go to the doctor and get prescribed a medication and the bill gets sent to my mother. Why should we start caring? Because in the very near future, we will all be on our own, paying our own health care costs.As we enter our later years, we will be more and more at risk for disease. A way that you can lower health costs is by taking advantage of health care benefits for preventive care.

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Tagged In: health costs, Healthy UNH, Mary Houghton, Preventive Care, saving

The Truth About Carbohydrates!

Friday, January 3, 2014
By: Mary Houghton

With several trending diets out there such as Atkins, South Beach, etc; people nowadays are lead to believe that eating carbohydrates is bad for us or is what makes us gain weight. Well believe it or not, this is the farthest thing from the truth! Carbohydrates are what our body uses to make glucose, which fuels our body and all of its processes. In fact, not eating enough carbohydrates can hurt you.

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Tagged In: beans, Carbohydrates, complex carbohydrates, fiber, fuel, glucose, Healthy UNH, Ketosis, Mary Houghton, no carb diet, Nutrition, simple carbohydrates, starchy vegetables, weight, whole grains

Happiness: A How to Guide

Tuesday, December 24, 2013
By: Gabby Chesney

Over the years, I have received all sorts of advice regarding how to be happy. From “do what you love” to “don’t sweat the small stuff” everyone seems to have some idea of how to live a happy and fulfilling life. While I don’t have all of the answers, I have realized some of the qualities necessary to lead a happy life. Read on to hear what they are!  

Gratefulness

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Tagged In: Awareness, Gabby Chesney, Gratefulness, happiness, Healthy UNH, Kindness, Mental Health
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