Spotlight On: Angela Flanagan

June 27, 2013

 

Angela Flanagan

Information Technologist
Research Computing Center

Year Started at UNH: 2011

What does health mean to you?: It means taking care of myself – body and mind. I find that happiness is the key. You can’t truly be healthy if you aren't happy.

What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I use the Employee Fitness Center, and run on the indoor track when it’s available. I participate in Healthy Returns and the USNH Wellness Connection, and I did the Stress Eraser program. I also run the UNH Homecoming 5K in the fall.

How do you stay fit?: I run a couple times a week, and weight-train at the Employee Fitness Center in the Field House. I’ll do an occasional 5k road race. In summer and fall, I hike when the weather is nice.

Do you have any tips for eating healthfully?: Do most of your food shopping along the perimeter of the grocery store. That’s where all the fresh foods are!

How do you find motivation to stay healthy?: I have an old back injury from a car accident that acts up when I’m sedentary for too long. It goes away when I stick to my workouts. I could probably get it fixed, but in a way I don’t want to. Sometimes it’s the only thing that gets me moving!

Have you made any tangible improvements to your physical or mental well-being by making positive changes in your life?: Absolutely, the most significant is stress and anxiety management. Stress is a fact of life for most of us, but finding healthy ways to deal with it is a must.

Anything else you would like to add?: A lot of people say, “Find a workout you love!” And that’s great if you do, but you don’t have to love it. But you should do it. You know you should. I think of it as just another item on my to-do list. Laundry, Dishes, Workout, Vacuum, etc.

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