Healthy UNH Blogger: Mollie Behan

Home Town: Dover, NH

Major: Social Work

Graduation Year: 2015

What do you do to make a Healthy UNH? I make healthy choices at the dining hall and encourage others to do so as well. I also try to get involved around campus to meet new people, have fun and relieve stress.

Favorite Food: Pistachios

Favorite Movie: Forrest Gump

Favorite Book: Catcher in the Rye

What place in the world do you most want to visit? Ireland and England

Favorite Dining Hall: Philbrook (aka Philly), because I feel it has a great layout, many choices and you can get omelets all day!

What do you love about UNH? The friends I’ve made here, the awesome atmosphere and the beautiful campus!

As a Healthy UNH Intern, what are you most excited about? I’m excited to be involved with a program that promotes health and well-being in all aspects. I’m also excited to learn more about fun, healthy things going on around campus and sharing the information with others! 

Use Prevention to Improve Your Health and Reduce Health Costs

Monday, July 28, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

With concern about the high and rising health cost in the United States, there is an even bigger concern about reducing or limiting the cost of medical services. One way to help reduce possible health costs is through prevention strategies. Prevention is not only the best way to reduce your chances of developing illness or a chronic condition, but it is also the key to reducing your chance of having to pay for unnecessary health costs. 

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Tagged In: Diet, Fitness, Health Care Consumerism, health costs, healthcost, Mollie Behan, Nutrition, Physical Activity, prevention, smoking

Improving Your Memory, Improving Your Health

Monday, June 23, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

Ever feel like something’s on the tip of your tongue but you just can’t recall what it is? Or feel like you have so many things to remember, you have to write everything down or else your thoughts will be completely lost? Being a college student, I often feel overwhelmed with the amount of information I have to process, retain and recite.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, memory, Mental Health, mental wellness, Mollie Behan

Get Involved With Peer Education and Mentoring!

Friday, June 13, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

If you are student who is interested in supporting and helping fellow students with health concerns, then peer education and mentoring may be for you! Peer education and peer mentoring services provided by the UNH Health Services Office of Health Education and Promotion are intended for UNH students who are interested in outreaching to UNH other students who are struggling with certain health issues or concerns by providing education, support and engaging activities.

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Tagged In: Eating Concern Mentors, Healthy UNH, mental wellness, Mollie Behan, Office of Health Education and Promotion, Peer Education, Peer Mentoring, Recovery Mentors, S.A.F.E. Peer Education, SPIN Peer Education, UNH Program

Benefits of Breakfast

Monday, May 19, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

Making time to eat a healthy breakfast can often be put on the backburner. Work is important, but breakfast is just as important- in fact, it’s arguably the most important meal of the day!

What are the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast?

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Tagged In: benefits, Breakfast, concentration, energy, Healthy UNH, Mollie Behan, nutrients, Nutrition

Are You Food Safe?

Friday, May 16, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

Did you know that your chances of getting a foodborne illness this year are 1 in 6? When we eat and cook healthy foods such as vegetables, fruits and lean proteins we are indeed making the right choices by choosing foods that are beneficial to our health. But what’s also important is making sure that our food is handled, cooked and stored safely and properly!

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Tagged In: Food Safety, Health, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, UNH, USDA

Stand Up!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

Chances are, you’re probably reading this blog while sitting down. I’m also sure that you’ve heard one time or another, too many Americans don’t get enough physical activity and spend too much of their day sitting down. While this may be undoubtedly true, I bet you didn’t know that a large amount of time spent sitting each day is harmful even for those who do get the recommended amount of vigorous physical activity.

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Tagged In: active, couch potato, Healthy UNH, Mollie Behan, Physical Activity, Stand, Stand up

Hiking to Stay on Top of Your Health

Friday, April 25, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

Looking for a new spin on your current workout routine? Skip the gym next time and instead, take on the mountain! Hiking in beautiful New England not only gives you the opportunity to get a breath of fresh air and clear your mind, but hiking is also a powerful cardio and strength building exercise! While getting in a great cardio workout, strengthening your muscles and improving your balance, hiking can also decrease your risk for heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis and arthritis.

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Tagged In: active, cardio, Exercise, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Hiking, Mollie Behan, Physical Activity, strength building

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

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

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