July 14, 2020
Exploring New Ways To Be Active
At the start of quarantine, gyms closed and people were forced to find other ways to get some exercise in. Whether you found your groove, started a new routine, or were completely lost, you no doubt saw the surge in at-home workout programs and celebrities showing off their prize-worthy home gyms.
In times of stress and uncertainty, it is important to take care of your health. Luckily, daily activity is associated with improving your mental health as well as... Read More
July 13, 2020
Exploring Popular Eating Patterns
Over the next few weeks, I will be covering popular eating patterns! These are going to include: veganism, vegetarianism, paleo, keto, plant-based, DASH, mediterranean, and pescatarian. The articles will consist of a basic overview of the eating pattern, the pros and cons, where it is most common around the world, what benefits there may be, and a fun recipe will be tagged at the end of each article.
As I am going into my senior year as a Nutrition and Wellness... Read More
July 8, 2020
How To Drink More Water
With the arrival of summer, temperatures are increasing quickly, which means we need to be diligent in drinking enough water. However, it can be difficult and repetitive to drink more, but with these tips, it will not only be easy but also enjoyable!
Add fruit and/or herbs to your glass. Steeping grapefruit, strawberries, lemon, veggie slices, or herbs such basil, mint, or lavender will turn your water into a delicious treat.
Drink water before every meal and snack.... Read More
July 7, 2020
Name: Dawn D. Zitney
Department: Health & Wellness
Role at UNH: Wellness Educator/Counselor
Year Started at UNH: 2007
What does being healthy look like to you?
When I am feeling well, I am listening to my body, mind, and heart and not punishing myself with unrealistic demands. Being well also means being aware and able to name my emotions moment by moment and experience them in my body. Having a sense of purpose, living my values, and finding the meaning in life’s events also contribute... Read More
July 6, 2020
How To Manage Social Anxiety After Leaving Quarantine
With most businesses getting the go ahead to reopen from their governors, many people will now be leaving their house for the first time in a while. For most, the simple tasks of leaving the comforts of home to go pick up a loaf of bread at the store or get a quick hair cut at the salon may seem like a daunting task. They may find themselves unable to get the courage to leave their vehicle in the parking lot due to feelings of social anxiety... Read More
July 1, 2020
It's Easier Than You Think!
Have you always wanted to grow your own food but aren’t sure how? Do you want to start a garden but are intimidated by the process? I am here to tell you that you don’t need to be! Gardening is much easier than many people assume, and creates wonderful and healthy food! Not to mention the many benefits, including stress and anxiety reduction, and is a great source of physical activity.
Choose what you want to grow. As a general rule, if you won’t eat it, don’t grow... Read More
June 30, 2020
Merging Technology And Healthcare
When the spread of COVID-19 began, many healthcare providers and centers began promoting the idea of telehealth services. But what does that really mean? Telehealth uses digital information and communication technologies in order to support patient care, administrative activities, and health education. Basically, it allows patients and providers to interact when they are physically separated.
The goals of telehealth are to reduce the cost of healthcare services... Read More
June 29, 2020
Name: Brittany Cotton
Department: Residential Life
Role at UNH: Residence Hall Director
Year Started at UNH: 2017
What does being healthy look like to you?
Being healthy is an illustration of who I am as a person. I love being a plus size woman who takes pride in her health and outer appearance. I love to dress, do my hair in different styles, smell good, and look in the mirror and say, “I am proud of you.” Being healthy is having the ability to talk and walk in my own truth. It is important... Read More
June 25, 2020
Summer Plans Are Changing And That's Okay
With the coronavirus putting a damper on summer plans, people are pivoting to make the best out of the situation. Distant travel is taking a backseat to more local adventures, and many summer camps are cancelled in favor of more time at home. We understand, of course, that prioritizing health is the most important thing, but that leaves many of us feeling bummed out.
Remember when you were a kid and summer days seemed to last forever? You spent your... Read More
June 24, 2020
Quitting Vaping To Better Your Health
As more people in younger age groups are being diagnosed with COVID-19, many doctors and researchers are wondering if there is a link between vaping nicotine and prolonged symptoms of COVID-19. As of right now there is very limited research between the two, but nicotine is known to have a negative impact on cardiovascular health and immune function. In addition, people who have previous lung injuries from vaping may be at a higher risk for severe COVID-19... Read More