May 20, 2015
On June 3, 2015, students, faculty, and staff will join together in front of the Whitt to participate in the 7th annual Walk NH at UNH on the Durham campus.
This event encourages people to get excited about getting active and overall wellness. #WalkNHunh is an opportunity to socialize with friends, family, coworkers, and meet other members of our community. Walking is a great exercise because it is easy, free, and can be done anywhere.
According to the American Heart Association, “Walking... Read More
May 11, 2015
When you are feeling stressed, laughter has great short-term and long-term effects!
The end of the semester is often a stressful time for everyone. This can lead to tension in the office or at home. How can you get rid of tension and stress? Try laughing! Laughing is a great way to relieve stress! Whether you’re laughing with one of your coworkers or at funny video on YouTube, laughing has a positive impact on your mental and physical health.
According to the Mayo Clinic, laughing can:
Improve... Read More
April 23, 2015
“More than half of the U.S. population lives within five miles of their workplace, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work.”
May 15th is Bike to Work Day at UNH; and what better way to celebrate the warm weather than an enjoyable bike ride. Whether you take advantage of the bike lanes on the street, or want to go for a ride during your lunch break, biking is an easy way to get the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity. Your commute could become the best part of your day... Read More
April 8, 2015
The UNH Community Will Not Stand for Sexual Assault
The goal of Sexual Assault Awareness month is to educate and raise awareness throughout the month of April.
On April 9th, SHARPP and the UNH members will gather on the Great Lawn (in front of DeMerrit Hall) to participate in the Stepping Out Against Violence at UNH: RALLY&WALK! This walk is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff, and Durham community members to work together to make UNH a safer place. Also, this event will... Read More
April 7, 2015
According to the American Public Health Association, “Today, your zip code says too much about your health. Within the United States, there are unacceptable disparities in health by race and ethnic group, state-by-state and even county-by-county.”
This week is National Public Health Week; its goal is to make the United States healthiest nation by 2030!
Fortunately, as UNH students, the majority of us have access to proper health care, food, a gym, and to a higher education. Here, at UNH we... Read More
March 23, 2015
A Challenge from Healthy UNH Intern: Katelyn
In an age where students are constantly on the go from classes, work and various activities, healthy eating may not be a priority.
As an off campus student, it takes even more time and planning to be mindful of the food you are consuming. At times it may be easy to eat out every night with your friends, but you are more likely to be spending more money and eating more calories, versus you making a version of that meal at home.
For many students,... Read More
March 12, 2015
Midterms are done! Are you traveling for Spring Break?
Spring break is the perfect time for students to relax, and hang out with friends. Whether you are heading to the Bahamas, Cancun, or traveling to another sunny, fun filled destination, incorporate healthy eating into your vacation.
Don’t forget to incorporate healthy eating on vacation. Here are some nutritional tips to be sure your body feels great:
Good snacks you can bring to the beach: fruits, vegetables and hummus, nuts
Stay... Read More
March 5, 2015
According to the American Lung Association, “Smokers die significantly earlier than nonsmokers: 13.2 years for men and 14.5 years for women. Smoking related disease claims approximately 443,000 American lives each year.” It is time for you to kick this deadly habit.
This week, I had the opportunity to talk to a student smoker, who had a powerful message for the UNH campus. “Don’t ever start smoking. It consumes your life. A cigarette is what you think about before you even get out of bed in the... Read More
March 2, 2015
Not sleeping well lately? Sleep deprivation can have real health consequences.
According to the American Psychological Association, “Even light sleep deprivation or poor sleep can affect memory, judgment, stress level, and mood… in addition to contributing to depression, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure.”
Adults are constantly on the move! Going to and from work, picking up the kids, and still trying to find the time to complete all those errands. It is a vicious cycle of... Read More
February 24, 2015
Are you a UNH staff member in need of some mental relaxation?
The work week can be stressful, challenging and exhausting. In today’s economy, most workers have increased responsibilities both at work and at home, as well as deadlines to meet and bosses to please. According to the American Massage Therapy Association, massages can help to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, improve sleep, relieve pain and muscle tension, improve blood circulation, and help to prevent future medical... Read More