January 24, 2019
How Walking Every Day Is Beneficial To Your Health and Wellness
Walking is an extremely effective activity for your wellness. The former director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Thomas Frieden, called walking “the closest thing we have to a wonder drug”. Walking boasts a variety of benefits that could positively impact your health.
According to Harvard health researchers, walking briskly for an hour everyday cuts the effects of obesity-promoting genes.
Walking for a... Read More
January 23, 2019
How To Know Which Medical Facility To Go To and When
When you become ill or injured, it is difficult to know whether to see your primary care provider, go to an urgent care clinic, or to the emergency room. What is the difference between all three of these providers and when should you go to each facility?
Nurse Line: Calling your insurance company’s 24-hour nurse line can be the quickest, most convenient, and least expensive way to get questions answered regarding minor medical conditions or... Read More
January 23, 2019
Find Out How To Perfect The Perfect On The Go Snack
Smoothies are a great snack or meal replacement for any time of the day. They are perfect for traveling or being on the go and they pack so many nutrients! However, it can be hard to find the right consistency of a smoothie, or know what ingredients to add to get the most nutrients.
Here are the steps to creating a great smoothie:
Choose a liquid base. This could be water, milk, non-dairy milk, juice, or chocolate milk
Choose your fruit.... Read More
January 8, 2019
Learn How To Build A Breakfast That Will Keep You Full and Focused All The Way To Lunch
While the wonderufl holiday season comes to an end, and new years resolutions coming into full swing, it is crucial to stress the importance of eating breakfast every single morning. Breakfast is the meal that kick starts your metabolism for the day, and tells your body that you are no longer in a starvation mode from when you were sleeping. When you do not eat breakfast, your body believes that it needs to... Read More
January 8, 2019
Find Out How To Get A Better Night's Sleep In Just A Few Simple Steps
According to the National Sleep Foundation, young adults (age 18-25) and adults (age 26-54) should be sleeping 7-9 hours per night. We need sleep in order to consolidate memories, grow and build muscle, repair tissue, synthesize hormones, and restore and rejuvenate our bodies. But, could you be impeding your own sleep? Chances are, you are doing something daily to hinder your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Try... Read More
December 10, 2018
Name: Sarah Dramstad
Role at UNH: Student
Year Started at UNH: 2016
1. What does health mean to you?
To me, health means how well you currently are in various aspects of your life, whether it’s eating, exercising, your mental mindset, or how you are feeling overall. To be healthy is to make sure you are taking care of yourself in each of these aspects the best you can do: eating healthy while feeling good doing so, enjoying the time to exercise or move around, having a... Read More
December 10, 2018
Fathers Who Are Fit Have Healthier Children
Did you know hitting the gym or going on that run can influence your child’s health, even prior to conception? In a recent study led by Kristin Stanford, a researcher at The Ohio State University College of Medicine says, “paternal exercise had a significant impact on the metabolic health of offspring well into their adulthood” (ScienceDaily 2018). The team of researchers found that exercise can change your genetic expression that transfers to... Read More
December 7, 2018
Do you know that the United States spent a record high of $3.4 trillion on health care in 2016? According to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, we have one of the highest healthcare prices per person in the world, around $10,348 and yet in comparison to other developed nations, we have some of the lowest health outcomes.
31stfor life expectancy
1stfor deaths from preventable diseases
13thfor health coverage
All these rankings are in comparison to other high-income countries, who... Read More
December 5, 2018
Are you a pet lover and need a mental break? Paws and Relax offered by Health and Wellness at the University of New Hampshire, is your chance to hang out with a sweet, fluffy dog to help relieve some stress. According to the Mayo Clinic, pet therapy can help to reduce pain or anxiety for people with a range of health issues. Animals have been used in a variety of settings to help to ease patient, student or others feelings of pain or anxiety.
The action of petting animals is known to have... Read More
December 3, 2018
New Study Finds That There Could Be Hidden Ingredients In Your Supplements
A dietary supplement is defined as, “products taken by mouth that contain a dietary ingredient”. These dietary ingredients can include but are not limited to, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs, and botanicals. The intention of a dietary supplement is to supplement the diet, because a person is not receiving enough of a particular nutrient or dietary ingredient from their food sources.
Recently, a study from the ... Read More