November 8, 2019
Embrace Mindfulness And Learn To Live In The Moment
Mindfulness is to be fully present in the current moment. Your mind is not wondering off thinking about yesterday or what could happen tomorrow. Being mindful is not easy, especially in today's world with every social platform an arm's length away on our phones. Being able to cut out all distractions of technology or in our surroundings will make you a happier and calmer person.
There are many exercises that can help you to come back to being... Read More
November 6, 2019
Slow Down And Enjoy
Mindful eating seems to be a popular topic in the nutrition world. What does being mindful toward what you are eating really mean? The takeaway from mindful eating is to really slow down and enjoy every aspect of the food. Eat when you're hungry, not when you're full. It's not only about feeding yourself, it's about being aware of how you are nourishing your body with foods that you personally find delicious. Become aware of how the foods taste, make you feel, and why you... Read More
November 1, 2019
Easy Ways To Check Up On Your Mental Health
November is all about being present. As the semester goes on and finals week approaches, students will need to check up on their psychological well-being. Today, college students are under a lot of stress and may not make the time to check up on their mental health and prioritize mindfulness. There are many fast and easy ways to complete this important task.
Students at UNH can go to Psychological and Counseling Services, or PACS. Under the Self-... Read More
October 30, 2019
5 Things You Can Do To Make Your Work Week Healthier
Having a job with fluctuating hours can make it difficult to stick to a certain nutrition and meal schedule. Here are some ways to stick to your healthy habits:
Do your best ot eat three full meals a day. Your plate should be half full of fruits and vegetables, and the other half should be grains and protein. Aim to make your grains "100% whole grain" and for your proteins to be either nuts, eggs, beans, tofu, or meat and seafood.
Resist... Read More
October 23, 2019
How To Incorporate Exercise Into Your Everyday Life
Whether you have a full-time job or you are a full-time student, incorporating an exercise routine into your day can seem impossible. There are so many other ways to get moving when you know you are not making it to the gym. Here are three easy ways to get active during a busy week!
Walk! Walking is so underrated and is so good for you. Park further away from your office or classroom to get those extra steps.
Take the stairs. Is your office... Read More
October 8, 2019
NAME: JEREMY BATTEN
ROLE AT UNH: STUDENT
What does health mean to you?
To me, health means living a good lifestyle. I think that having a good lifestyle means eating healthy. Eating healthy is a big part of your life and I think people should focus on it more.
What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
To make a healthy UNH, I encourage my friends to eat healthy at the dining halls. There are so many healthy options provided by the dining halls it's just a matter of you... Read More
October 8, 2019
Tips To Avoid Feeling Sluggish At Work
Did you know that sitting at your desk all day long can have similar negative effects compared to someone who smokes cigarettes? It’s easy to underestimate the impact of sitting all day because most Americans do it, and it’s considered the norm. However, according to Time Magazine, “nearly one in four Amerian adults sit for at least eight hours a day.” This was discovered through a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in... Read More
October 8, 2019
We’ve all heard the adage “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”
But is it really?
Multiple studies in recent years indicate that eating breakfast is correlated with:
Performing Better on Tests
Metabolizing Carbohydrates More Efficiently
More Stable BMI
Less Occurrence of Depression
Better Overall Cognitive Function
So, it seems that eating breakfast is important. But most important? That’s still up for debate.
Need some ideas for healthy breakfast ideas on campus? Try a... Read More
October 3, 2019
The Benefits Will Amaze You
What has you stressed out today? Let’s face it – almost everyone is stressed out with everything on their to-do lists. One of the many reasons people start to meditate is because of the benefits gained from the practice. Mental and physical stress creates a chemical reaction in bodies that causes a higher level of the stress hormone called cortisol, this chemical helps your body deal with stress. By meditating, people’s stress levels will be reduced, an improvement... Read More
October 3, 2019
October is Healthy Habits Month.
Do you have healthy habits that benefit you personally? According to Healthline, “a healthy habit is any behavior that benefits your physical, mental, and emotional health.” In addition, these ‘habits’ can increase your state of well-being and make you happier. For college students, healthy habits can be difficult to find on top of studying and keeping a social life. Examples of healthy habits include exercising daily or writing in a gratitude journal.
When you... Read More