Healthy UNH Blogger: Sarah Sceery

Functional Fluid

Monday, November 1, 2010
By: Sarah Sceery

Are you aware that you are supposed to drink water even before you feel thirsty? Unknown to many, thirst is actually a sign of dehydration, something which can cause a lot of harm to your body. Water makes up more than 70% of the human body. It is essential for muscles, to aid in maintaining body temperature, the digestive system, skin, and much more. By dehydrating your body, it could lead to negative effects such as impaired blood flow, mental fatigue, and reduced ability to transport nutrients and waste.

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, Sarah Sceery, UNH

A co-what? A deductible who?

Friday, October 22, 2010
By: Sarah Sceery

The world of health care includes a lot of different payments, fees, and word jumble. Many health plans are so complex that people don’t even know what costs they are paying. This is an important fact to consider for everyone. It is essential when choosing your first health plan to know what the terms mean. However, for those who are evaluating a current health plan or looking for new options, these costs can make a difference. When looking at overall health care costs, it is important to know what each of the key terms mean and what they do.

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Tagged In: Health, Health Care Consumerism, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, Sarah Sceery, UNH

Rest Yourself

Monday, October 11, 2010
By: Sarah Sceery

Tests, quizzes, group projects, work, financial issues, social life, and fitting in the gym…..when does it all end? If any of these situations sounds familiar (which most of them probably do for every college student), then you have a great deal of stress factors. The unfortunate thing is that stress doesn’t end once you leave college, only the specific causes do. This may seem like negative news, but it doesn’t have to be. Stress is a normal part of everyday life. Your body actually needs some levels of stress in order to function optimally.

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, mental wellness, Sarah Sceery, Stress Management, UNH

Fall for the Fall

Friday, October 1, 2010
By: Sarah Sceery

As the temperatures start to drop out of the 70’s, many people begin to get into “winter” mode and forget about all the great things the fall has to offer, especially in New England.  This season is a great time to take advantage of some outside physical activities.  Around UNH, you can find some great running routes or take a stroll through college woods. All the leaves are beginning to change colors and a walk in college woods is not only great for your health, but maybe a nice stress reliever too!

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Tagged In: Fitness, Health, Healthy UNH, Hiking, Physical Activity, Sarah Sceery, UNH

Breakfast is essential

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
By: Sarah Sceery

As a child, it’s common for most people to hear from parents or doctors, “Eat your breakfast.” But as we get older and lifestyles change, a lot of people fall out of the trend of making sure they eat breakfast. As college students, life changes with dorm life or when you’re living on your own.  As the September is in full swing, classes are getting busier and activities are picking up. However, it is SO important for your overall health and body weight to eat what could be considered the most important meal of the day. 

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Tagged In: Breakfast, Health, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, Sarah Sceery, UNH

Student Health Fee

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
By: Sarah Sceery

As an out-of-state student, whenever that time for the tuition bill comes around, I often find myself bewildered as to how much money we pay. Where is all this money going? What are we paying for? There is one category that many students may not even pay attention to: Mandatory Fees. So what are these Mandatory Fees and what do they do for us?

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Tagged In: Cost, Health, Health Care Consumerism, Health Services, Healthy UNH, Sarah Sceery, UNH