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 1, 2015
With the warm summer weather on its way, working out in a gym can get stuffy and old really quick. Experience the warm weather we’ve all been waiting for while also trying something new.
This summer, June through August 2015, Healthy UNH Outdoors is offering seven different kayaking and paddle boarding outings, at a reduced rate to faculty, staff, and their guests. The outings range from fifteen to twenty dollars. The classes are offered to all skill levels with instruction included, so there’s... Read More
April 28, 2015
With finals around the corner, students aren’t the only people on campus becoming stressed.
The semester is also coming to an end for faculty. Stress can impact your body in many ways, so it’s important to manage stress.
Stress has both short-term and long-term effects on your body.
Short-term effects can include headaches, upset stomach, overeating or under eating, sleep problems, and angry outbursts.
Long-term effects include heart and blood vessel problems, inflammation in the circulatory... Read More
April 24, 2015
Department: Facilities Campus Planning
Position/Role at UNH: CAD/DMS/GIS AdministratorYears at UNH: 8
1. What does health mean to you?
Health is an investment that compounds over time. What you do now makes a big impact later in life and it goes both ways. Do your best to be healthy now, you’ll be better off later, make some poor health choices now, pay for those later as well. It’s all a balance and we just do the best we can.
2. What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
I do my best to take... Read More
April 21, 2015
Before coming abroad I knew I wasn’t going to have the luxury of a gym like the Hamel Recreation Center . I also knew a gym membership would be way too expensive to have abroad. Not going to the gym and eating all of the glorified food in Florence, Italy worried me!
When I talked to other people who went abroad they told me how much walking I would be doing and how all the walking would really contribute toward my daily exercise. But not having any experience yet, I was still skeptical.... Read More
February 9, 2015
Having trouble finding time to stay active? Follow these 9 tips to stay fit on campus!
Have you ever skipped out on going to the gym because you simply can’t fit it in your schedule? Finding time to stay active while managing all your academics, work, extra-circulars, and social life can be very challenging. ChooseMyPlate provides 9 easy tips to stay healthy and active on campus.
Walk or bike to class – Healthy UNH provides a Walking Map that tells you how far you walked on... 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
May 3, 2013
No matter how dedicated you are to staying physically active, sometimes going to the gym or lacing up your shoes for a run can feel like a chore. The best way I have found to look forward to every workout and avoid the crowds at the gym is to take advantage of the group fitness classes UNH Campus Recreation has to offer. Here at UNH students and members of the Hamel Recreation Center can take advantage of a variety of different classes ranging from aerobic based activities to strength training... Read More
March 9, 2011
From the days of gym class in elementary school, we have all been taught that it is beneficial to stretch before any physical activity. But touching our toes and counting to ten before hopping on a treadmill may in fact hurt more than help. After reading The New York Times article titled Stretching: The Truth, I learned that this form of static stretching actually weakens your muscle. According to a study done by the University of Nevada, “athletes generated less force from their leg muscles... Read More