May 20, 2015
Department: Major: Kinesiology; Exercise Science Minor: Nutrition, Psychology
Position/Role at UNH: Student Exercise Physiologist and UNH Alumni '15
Year Started at UNH: 2015
What does health mean to you?
Health is the physical, mental, and social wellbeing of the individual through functional: metabolic management and longevity. In essence, health is exactly as it sounds: heal - to alleviate pain, sickness, anguish or distress to making an individual whole and sound.
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April 4, 2014
Former Nutrition Major
What does health mean to you?: Health, to me, can be a number of different things: healthy physically, mentally, or emotionally. All of which are extremely important to anyone’s well-being. To be healthy means that you give your body what it needs to thrive. Our bodies and minds are fragile, so to me, you can achieve health by feeding yourself good food, filling your mind with positive thoughts, and/or exercising to sweat the toxins and stress away.
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January 24, 2014
Former Student - 2014 Graduate
Recreation Management and Policy – Therapeutic Recreation Option
What does health mean to you?: Health is not just being free of sickness or disease although that does factor into it. I think of health as the overall well-being and happiness of an individual.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I make sure I am eating well each day even if I have back-to-back classes or am too stressed out. Also, I am friendly and project my positive attitude toward others to... Read More
December 12, 2013
What does health mean to you?: I look at health as something that completes a person emotionally, physically and mentally. Health to me does not mean focusing in on the minor details of obsessing over the small things in life. I have learned stress plays a major role emotionally and physically.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: To make a healthy UNH, I have reached out to students by sharing my knowledge on nutrition and work out plans. As a nutrition and ecogastronomy dual... Read More
December 4, 2013
American Airline Pilot
What does health mean to you?: Health to me is a question of balance. When I was an R.A for three years we were taught to stress the importance of having as many aspects of your life in equilibrium as possible. Spiritual, physical, educational, emotional, social etc. That is tough to do when you need to focus so much time on studies, but I found scheduling fun time with friends and getting involved in campus activities both enriching and a great diversion.
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November 14, 2013
Former Graduate Student
Recreation Management and Policy
What does health mean to you?: Health includes both physical and mental health. To me, physical health means a strong immune system which means not being sick often and a standard weight based on your height. Mental health means the ability to deal with pressure and keep optimistic.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I like to work out more actively. So I choose to go to the Hamel Rec on our campus at least three times a week and I... Read More
November 5, 2013
Alumni, Track Coach, Minister
What does health mean to you?: To me, health means feeling great emotionally, physically, and spiritually. When I think of the word health I picture someone who is positive, full of energy and has a balanced life (faith, friends, family, work, exercise). I also associate being disease free with being healthy.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I am a minister on campus with a group called Cru, and I am also volunteer track coach. I love both of these roles!... Read More
October 29, 2013
Former Student, AFROTC Cadet
Air Force ROTC
Year Started at UNH: 2009
What does health mean to you?: To me, health means self-control, which essentially leads to happiness.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I often go on runs around campus at the outdoor track, in College Woods, or at the Hamel Center for Recreation. I play intramural sports, go to Zumba and kick-boxing!
How do you stay fit?: I stay fit by working out at least four times a week, which includes my morning Physical Training... Read More
October 3, 2013
Former Student and Healthy UNH Intern
What does health mean to you?: To me the key to health is balance. While eating nutritious foods and exercising regularly is important, I think that making time & space for all the things you enjoy in your life is key to health.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: To start, I am a Healthy UNH intern! This allows me the opportunity to spread the message of health and wellness across UNH’s campus through blogging about different topics as well as... Read More
August 22, 2013
Office Aid, Life Guard, Swim instructor, Personal Trainer
Campus Recreation, Aquatics
Year Started at UNH: 2010
What does health mean to you?: Health means that both your physically well and mentally happy. When I am healthy, it means that my stress is down, I have energy to do the things I love and need to do, I participate socially with those I care about, I can work through most issues that come my way without being affected negatively, and my body feels good and without pain. Health is a... Read More