October 5, 2020
An Interview with Wellness Counselor/Educator, Shannon Seiferth
Recently, I was able to have a sit-down interview via Zoom with Wellness Counselor/Educator, Shannon Seiferth! Shannon is a Living Well Service Staff member of Health & Wellness here at UNH.
During the interview I asked Shannon a series of questions regarding how she finds her work/life balance as she is a fully remote employee. On top of working remotely, Shannon is also finding the balance of raising her new son with the help... Read More
September 30, 2020
Understanding The Basics
Many people have heard about saturated and unsaturated fats in mainstream media. Today, I will be providing a little bit of clarity about the difference between the two, what foods they can be found in, and what they do to our bodies. In the wake of fad-diets, there is a lot of information out there that can be overwhelming and confusing. To have a better understanding of fats and what they in our bodies, check out the information below:
Saturated Fat is the type of... Read More
September 29, 2020
Doomscrolling's Impact On Mental Health
Over the past six months, many people have increased their screentime in efforts to stay updated on everything that is happening in the world. People are getting their news in social media and news outlet websites. Some news outlets that typically charge for a monthly subscription, such as the New York Times, have even eliminated their subscription fees in efforts to make news more accessible to people. Now, psychologist are warning about the potential... Read More
September 28, 2020
Similarities And Differences In Symptoms
With the flu season right around the corner amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many people who may contract the flu or COVID-19 may have difficulties deciphering the different symptoms between COVID-19 and the flu. It is known that COVID-19 and the flu have many similar symptoms, but there are a few key differences to decipher the two. To help understand the different and similar symptoms of each, check out the list below.
Similar symptoms of the flu and... Read More
September 23, 2020
A Basic Guide
We see it in the news, we hear it from doctors: start eating more fiber! But what is fiber, what does it do, and how does it help us? If you find yourself asking any of these questions when you hear about fiber, you are not alone. A lot of people might not even know what it is or how it can help you either. Check out this guide below to learn more about fiber and all of its benefits!
What is it?
Fiber is a substance in food that your body is unable to digest. Unlike proteins,... Read More
September 22, 2020
How Can I...
Welcome back! Today’s blog is entitled “How can I protest?”
If you are paying attention, you know there is a lot going on in the country and the world right now. One of those things is protesting. Protesting can look like many things - taking to the streets peacefully, boycotting a company’s products and services, or even starting respectful discussions among your peers. The First Amendment gives people the right to peacefully assemble; it is your right.
Protesting allows our... Read More
September 21, 2020
Seasonal Fruits And Veggies
As summer begins to transition into fall, many people throughout New Hampshire and New England will find themselves wondering what fruits and vegetables are in season. It is no secret that New England has a short and limited growing season. But, fall is not just about apples and pumpkins. There are still ways to get a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet as the seasons change. Check out this list of fall fruits and vegetables you are guaranteed to... Read More
September 16, 2020
Updates From The American Cancer Society
Recently, after conducting research and studies, the American Cancer Society has updated their recommendations for cancer prevention. In their studies, they concluded that “at least 18% of all cancer cases in the U.S. are related to a combination [of certain lifestyle factors].” These lifestyle factors include levels of daily physical activity, dietary habits, and weekly alcohol consumption.
To prevent certain types of cancer later in life, the American... Read More
September 15, 2020
Exploring The Beautiful Mountains Of New Hampshire
The brisk air, breath-taking views, and good times! Hiking is an awesome activity to do this fall, especially when physically distancing due to the Coronavirus. Hiking is a great way to get exercise without having to be at the gym or going for a run on the road. It’s also a way to break a sweat without breaking the bank! A short 2-hour drive can bring you right to hundreds of free trails in northern New Hampshire.
Here are some great trails,... Read More
September 14, 2020
Reducing Stress And Anxiety
With the semester under way, some people may start to begin to feel the early stages of stress. Between new classes, new professors, and new protocols for the pandemic, the stress we experience may feel worse than it has during previous semesters. To help relieve some of the symptoms of stress, doctors and psychologists might suggest drinking herbal tea during a stressful day. Herbal tea is the type of tea that contains little to no caffeine and is known to relieve... Read More