December 22, 2014
With the holiday season upon us, we’re shopping, sending holiday presents, hosting parties, and traveling, This in addition to full filling our typical responsibilities. With all the chaos, how much time do we actually spend with our families and friends? More than 40% of employees neglect other aspects of their life because of work, which may increase their vulnerability to mental health problems. The Mental Health Foundation reports that an estimated three in ten employees will experience a... Read More
December 16, 2014
Student and RA in Hubbard
Nutrition and EcoGastronomy
Year Started at UNH: 2012
What does health mean to you?: Health is more than just physical. It is holistic; encompassing social, physical and psychological health. This is surrounding yourself with positive people and events, as well as staying fit and eating well.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I include those around me in the healthy activities I do ranging from sharing my passion for healthy foods and recipes to making exercising... Read More
December 15, 2014
Have you noticed the growing popularity of this up and coming super food? Now advertised and served at nearly every restaurant, avocados can be added to just about every dish, but I’m not complaining!
Avocado is a fruit and has a flavor and texture that works well with just about anything. It is packed with nutrients and has a nickname of the “alligator pear”, given its thick, bumpy skin. It has grown very popular in the American diet because of the high nutritional content it packs.
When... Read More
December 11, 2014
Gym intimidation can be one of the biggest reasons students do not go to the gym. It is possible you cannot find the right work out that works for you. Luckily for you, Campus Rec has designed a diverse schedule of group classes you can choose from. These classes are varied from Zumba, cycling, and strength fitness. The classes are here to make the typical gym visit a better experience for those who are interested in variety in their workouts. With such a variety of classes, it is possible for... Read More
December 9, 2014
Many adults in the work place get busy in their routine and forget to take a moment to de-stress each day. In theory, working through a lunch break or eating at a desk would save time and be more efficient. In reality, this isn’t improving your work ethic and may even slow you down if you don’t take any time for yourself. Utilizing your lunch break to eat, clear your mind, and step away from the work tasks will allow your body to reenergize and be more productive for the rest of the day. Better... Read More
December 4, 2014
Don’t have enough time in the morning to have a full blown sit-down breakfast? Lots of us don’t, it’s hard to get out the door every morning and to campus on time. There are lots of recipes out there that are quick and healthy to keep you going throughout the day. If you ever heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you have heard right. Research has been shown that people who eat a nutritious breakfast in the morning, are healthier than people that don’t eat breakfast in the... Read More
December 3, 2014
What does health mean to you?: To me, health means to be satisfied mentally, emotionally, and physically.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: To satisfy my physical health, I try to exercise a few times a week. I do this by going to the gym, bike to/from class, and occasionally go for a run around campus. A couple of my friends and I had actually attempted to start up a student-organized running club here at UNH, where we would still compete but not require as much of a... Read More
December 2, 2014
Are you a faculty/staff member on campus that has noticed drastic and extreme changes in one of your students? Has the student been showing signs of distress and been struggling more than usual in school? What can you do to help this student? Situations like these can be very tricky to approach and may be uncomfortable. How do you approach this student without trying to offend them? Kognito Training can help! Kognito is online course that offers verified research training stimulations used to... Read More
December 1, 2014
We are officially on the downhill run of fall semester which means that finals are going to be here before we know it. But don’t panic, Healthy UNH and other campus programs are here to help you have a “Frazzle Free” finals week. Unfortunately the weeks surrounding finals often consists of little sleep, poor eating schedules, and high levels of stress, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Students can attend Frazzle Free Finals activities at the Dimond library for mini breaks to unwind and... Read More
November 26, 2014
Do you feel as though you have a to-do list as long as your arm?
One of the most common causes of stress is feeling pressured by a lack of time. The managing of time and the managing of stress go hand in hand. Managing one is necessary to effectively manage the other. Feeling as though you have too much to do and not enough time to do it in can create a significant amount of stress.
Individuals who experience high levels of stress are not only likely to exhibit reduced motivation and... Read More