October 1, 2015
Why Secondhand Smoke Could Be Harming Your Work Environment
It is a well-known fact that smoking is extremely harmful towards your health. It is one of the leading causes of preventable death in America. However, did you know that over time secondhand smoke could also lead to cancer and other health issues in non-smokers?
What is secondhand smoke?
Secondhand smoke is when a non-smoker breaths in the smoke from a cigarette, as well as the smoke breathed out by the smoker.
Why is secondhand smoke... Read More
August 12, 2015
Healthcare Spending is Through The Roof! But How Does it Affect You?
Did you know that in 2012 the United States spent $2.8 trillion dollars on health care? That’s about $8,915 per person! Where does all this money go and how is it spent? Hospital care is the largest expenditure for health care. Their spending includes out of pocket, private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, other public insurance, and other payers. Other services that spend billions of dollars on health care are physician and... Read More
July 1, 2015
Remember To Ask Your Doctor Questions!
Being at the doctor’s office can be intimating. When it comes to your healthcare it is important to ask questions. It is easy for you to ask questions, but when it comes to asking your doctor people can be silent. Asking questions to your healthcare provider can help you understand the treatment you are receiving.
Your health is important and you should know exactly what is going on. You need to be your own advocate.
Asking questions and talking to your... 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
April 30, 2015
Could the display of nutrition information on foods influence the health status of an entire country?
I have encountered some new food challenges while living in Australia:
finding new brands and varieties of food products,
using the metric system, and
reading the nutrition labels.
In the States we order our meat in pounds, not kilograms; refrigerated items are reference in Fahrenheit, not Celsius; and nutrition labels appear differently and in different units of measure. Try monitoring your... Read More
March 30, 2015
Fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk of chronic diseases!
Throughout your childhood did you parents not let you leave the table until you finished your plate of green peas? Well as we all know our parents want the best for us and by making sure we ate all of our vegetables, they were actually helping us in reducing the risk of many chronic diseases.
Fruits and vegetables are crucial for healthy maintenance of our body. These super foods provide essential vitamins and minerals, fiber,... Read More
February 19, 2015
While the dining halls are certainly a place that students enjoy, over 500 faculty and staff members enjoy it also!
Each UNH faculty and staff meal plan gives you a set number of meals, which are good at Holloway Commons, Stillings Dining Hall, and Philbrook Dining Hall. Meals from your plan can be used to take a meal to go from any Dining Hall and also as a Meal Exchange at Union Court, during specific times. You can even use a meal on a guest!
Your meal plan can be paid through payroll... Read More
January 13, 2015
Could standing desks be a solution to America’s inactive lifestyles?
We live in a day and age where many people are trying to improve their health and wellbeing, but are unsure where to start. There is a large focus on eating healthy and getting physical activity. However, maybe we should start focusing on the problem with inactivity. We are a hard working nation and many days are spent at work or school. What if there was a way to not sit a desk all day for hours on end?
“The World Health... Read More
November 6, 2014
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the daily stressors at work? Do ever feel like your stress is piling up like a tall stack of papers and you are unsure how to lessen the stack of papers? Well don’t you worry because you are not the only one. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health report, 25% of Americans view their job as the number one stressor in their daily lives. Excess stress can have an impact on your mental and emotional health. So how do you manage your... Read More
May 16, 2014
Did you know that your chances of getting a foodborne illness this year are 1 in 6? When we eat and cook healthy foods such as vegetables, fruits and lean proteins we are indeed making the right choices by choosing foods that are beneficial to our health. But what’s also important is making sure that our food is handled, cooked and stored safely and properly!
With the increase in warm weather and tendency for bacteria that cause foodborne illnesses to quickly multiply and spread, be sure to... Read More