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
June 23, 2020
Name: Sarah Shaw
Major: Nutrition and Wellness
Role at UNH: Student
Year Started at UNH: 2017
What does being healthy look like to you?
To me, being healthy means viewing health as all-encompassing, including areas like intellectual, emotional, physical, and environmental health (to name a few). I try to check with each of these every day and see if there are things that I can do to improve these areas of wellness. Even though I may get a great workout in most days, if I am not paying... Read More
June 22, 2020
Vitamin And Mineral Supplements
Here in the 21st century, we are inundated with health advice. From television ads to billboards to magazines, everyone seems to have an opinion on what is best for your body. Vitamin and mineral supplements are becoming more popular among the public, making it pretty confusing when it comes to our health. You may be asking yourself, should I be taking a vitamin? I have been tired lately, maybe I am deficient? So, should I be taking five vitamins? I am here to... Read More
June 17, 2020
How To Avoid Ticks This Summer
Summer is here and many people are heading outside to embrace the sunshine. One popular outdoor, social-distancing activity is hiking! Whether it is a hill, mountain, or even a trail in a wooded area, hitting the trails is one of the best ways to get some fresh air and exercise.
As annual temperatures across the United States are rising, environmentalists are warning that ticks are spreading into new areas. Most commonly, they are found living in tall grass, on... Read More
June 16, 2020
Staying Entertained In Quarantine
Many of us find ourselves with more time these days. It can be easy to get in a quarantine slump, relying on Netflix, Annie’s Mac n’ Cheese, and sweat pants. Finding a hobby or something to keep you active and engaged is so important for your mental health so you can take full advantage of this time at home. Lots of research has shown that having a hobby boosts your mental health. Whether it be knitting, painting, playing an instrument, or something else, find... Read More
June 15, 2020
Name: Holly Fosher
Department: Residence Life
Role at UNH: Residence Hall Director
Year Started at UNH: 2019
What does being healthy look like to you?
To me, being healthy means feeling balanced overall socially, mentally, and physically. I honestly love using the Wellness Wheel from Health & Wellness to check in on how I’m doing, because there are so many components that can influence our health. It’s a good reminder to check in with each part of myself!
What have you been doing to take... Read More
June 12, 2020
Summer brings barbeques, pool parties, and endless ice cream. It also brings an abundance of seasonal produce. Some produce is more popular, like asparagus and broccoli, while others are a little more obscure.
Have you ever heard of boysenberries? A boysenberry looks a little like a blackberry, and is actually a cross between a blackberry and raspberry. While they are traditionally found in California and Oregon, they grow well in New Hampshire, making them the perfect seasonal... Read More
June 11, 2020
Tracking The Virus
As states across the country move into the phases of re-opening businesses during the current COVID-19 pandemic, many epidemiologists, doctors, and public health officials alike have recommended the use of contact tracing to slow the spread of disease once businesses open and people return to work.
So, what exactly is contact tracing? Contact tracing is simply the identification of people who may have been exposed to or in contact with someone who has a confirmed case of an... Read More
June 10, 2020
Eating For Your Health
Now more than ever, local restaurants need our support, and what better way than to order takeout? However, buying restaurant food often can have some negative consequences on your health. Use these tips next time you want to order out and support a local business!
Research the menu first and decide what are the best options to get. Some chain restaurants will even put the nutrition information on their website for you to access.
Instead of eating less and being hungry,... Read More
June 1, 2020
Traveling This Summer
There are a lot of “cannots” and “have nots” right now. We can’t get our hair cut, hang out at Starbucks, or get our nails done. Our vacations have been canceled and replaced by speedy trips to the grocery store. All these factors play into our overall stress, and without even knowing it, we are like ticking time-bombs ready to explode. I realized I needed a way to de-stress, and I found out that virtual vacations exist!
I tried it out and visited the British Museum in... Read More