March 2, 2015
Not sleeping well lately? Sleep deprevation 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 26, 2015
Are you feeling overwhelmed at work and in your personal life?
Are the daily struggles of life weighing you down? Are you going through a major change in your life that you need to talk to someone about?
The University System of New Hampshire offers ALL employees the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The EAP is provided by APS Healthcare and offers a variety of services that are free for UNH Employees. Some of the services include the following list:
Counseling Services: This service is... 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
February 23, 2015
Since February is National Boost Your Self Esteem Month, here are five tips to help you keep your head high during these cold winter days!
1. Exercise. Not only is exercise physically healthy for you, but it also will keep your confidence high. Thirty minutes of aerobic exercise will release beta-endorphins that increase feelings of well being, and lower levels of cortisol, which will lower your stress and anxiety. The Hamel Recreation Center is a great place to exercise here at UNH! It has... Read More
February 17, 2015
Hey UNH Employees! Did you know UNH Offers accessible programs to make a healthy lifestyle easier?
Located in the Field House, the Employee Fitness Program (EFP) offers two ways for employees to get active.
All staff and faculty are welcome to use this facility, which overlooks the basketball court, at no cost to them. It is a great place for employees who want to work out separately from the students from the Whittemore Center. The best part: the facility has a wide selection of free weights,... Read More
February 12, 2015
There are several moments in life when we are handed situations that cause us to feel nervous or anxious.
These emotions can cause us to feel overwhelmed, tense, irritable, and out of control. Anxiety can have severe effects on our body such as feeling fatigued, sweating, stomach upset, pounding heart, lack of hunger and shortness of breath.
It is okay to have anxiety in moderation; it helps you maintain focus and can even give you motivation to help you feel prepared. If you ever feel... Read More
January 29, 2015
It's never too early to take steps to prevent heart disease! Heart disease is the the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Approximately 1 in every 4 deaths in the US is due to heart disease. Since February is National Heart Month, why not start now to plan for your healthy heart? Healthy UNH has put together a list of actions that you can take to improve your heart health at UNH.
Eat Well with UNH Dining!
For healthy hearts, the American Heart Association... Read More
January 22, 2015
In need of some mid semester mental therapy?
Interaction with gentle and friendly animals has proven mental and physical health benefits. Research demonstrates that spending time with furry friends is effective in improving the psychological health of individuals with or without disabilities. It is easy for stress levels to increase with work commitments and midterms around the corner. Pet-therapy is an evidence based activity that can help reduce stress and anxiety. Spending a few minutes... Read More
January 8, 2015
Do you ever feel like you are always on the go and you don’t have any time to relax? Are you finding it difficult to have that “you time”. Well don’t you worry because there is a solution! Meditation is a simple and fast way to bring inner peace within yourself and wipe away the daily stressors in life and to help you to feel more relaxed. It is an experience when you quiet your mind, relax your body, and awaken the sprit inside of you. Meditation can be practiced anywhere whether you are... Read More
December 29, 2014
During the holidays there is a great deal of excitement and anticipation. However, many people also experience a great deal of stress. The chaos of shopping, planning parties, and reuniting with friends and family can all lead to an array of contrasting emotions. How can you ease the stress?
First, manage the chaos. It is important to stay grounded during the holidays with your normal routine. In order to conquer your holiday tasks try printing out a blank calendar and schedule everything that... Read More