November 17, 2015
It’s never too early to take steps to prevent heart disease!
“Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. People with high blood pressure are 4 times more likely to die from a stroke and 3 times more likely to die from heart disease, compared to those with normal blood pressure.”
High blood pressure presents no symptoms or warning signs! So, that’s why you need to be informed on your number. You can get your blood pressure checked for free at... Read More
October 21, 2015
Incorporate Exercise Into Your Routine
As college students, we are constantly juggling our busy schedules. Classes, work, internships, socializing, and student clubs take up most of our days. We spend hours sitting in lectures, labs, and Dimond library, leading a pretty sedentary lifestyle.
Did you know that incorporating exercise into your routine can combat the negative effects of so much sitting? “It turns out that regular exercise, especially before academic efforts, can improve your... Read More
October 13, 2015
Here Are Some Facts That Might Help You Kick the Habit For Good
It’s not like you are lighting up a cigarette. Since you aren’t breathing in smoke, moist snuff or “dip” is not harming your health, right? Wrong.
Three percent of American adults are smokeless tobacco users. They run the same risks of gum disease, heart disease, and addiction as cigarette users, but an even greater risk for oral cancer. Smokeless tobacco is not an effective way to quit smoking. However, there are alternatives to... Read More
October 8, 2015
October 8th is National Depression Screening Day
2015 marks the 25th anniversary of this important event
Held annually during Mental Illness Awareness Week in October, National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) is comprised of awareness events that include an optional screening component. It began as a way to reach individuals across the nation with important mental health education and connect them with support services.
“NDSD provides free, anonymous screening for depression, generalized... Read More
September 10, 2015
Healthy Eating Habits and Portion Size
After a relaxing summer vacation, it’s time for the kids to start the school year and ease back into your busy schedule. It might be tempting to order takeout from your favorite restaurant, but a better choice is getting the entire family involved in making a nutritious dinner. Teach your kids to pour and stir ingredients, wash potatoes, and peel vegetables. Cook old family recipes or create new meal options.
A home-cooked meal shows children healthy... Read More
July 22, 2015
What You Need To Know About Gluten!
According to the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, despite the gluten free diet craze to lose weight, there is no published evidence suggesting that this diet is beneficial for the general healthy population. “In fact, there are data to suggest that gluten itself may provide some health benefits.”
But what is gluten? Gluten is a protein found in foods like wheat, rye, and barley. So, who should adopt a gluten-free lifestyle? Individuals... Read More
June 29, 2015
12 Easy Ways to Add Fitness to Your Summer!
According to the Harvard School of Public Health, “Getting regular physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your health. It lowers the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and certain cancers, and it can also help control stress, improve sleep, boost mood, keep weight in check, and reduce the risk of falling and improve cognitive function in older adults.”
Do a workout you like, but don’t do... Read More
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