April 22, 2020
Feel-Good Stories From Around The Globe
If you turn on your TV, search the internet, or open any social media – chances are you are interrupted with many negative news stories that are only highlighting the bad things going on in the world. Yes, it is important to be informed of all the consequences arising from COVID-19, but it is also very detrimental to our mental health and well-being if that is all we are hearing. Though it may be hard to find the silver-lining in the world's current... Read More
April 20, 2020
An Unexpected Ending
If you told me four years ago that I would be finishing my college career in my living room, I would have said that’s ridiculous. But here I am, one month before I finish my senior year, having a Zoom call with my advisor about graduate school from my couch.
Now that the shock of doing school online is over, the drudgery of virtual classes is in full swing. It is so easy to be emotional about the lack of closure, leaving my friends, and the sudden adjustment to remote... Read More
April 17, 2020
Name: David Hill
Department: UNH Hospitality
Role at UNH: Director of Dining
Year Started at UNH: 2001
What does being healthy look like to you?
Being healthy is about being physically fit as well as mentally fit. It includes diagnosed good health from a medical perspective and a feeling of satisfaction with work, family, social connections, and interests.
What do you do to keep UNH healthy?
As the director of dining, I am in a great position to impact health on campus. My role is to... Read More
April 16, 2020
Keeping Yourself Busy At Home
Now that it has been several weeks into quarantine, the excitement of working from home and having more free time has worn off. I know it certainly has for me. Thankfully, the weather is getting nicer, so there are plenty of ways to entertain yourself, both inside and out.
Try a new workout. Since all the gyms are closed, why not experiment with your exercise routine? There are plenty of at-home workouts available online, and many gyms are releasing virtual... Read More
April 14, 2020
How To Practice Sustainability During COVID-19
During this time, uncertainty and fear are the new norms and many of our regular practices have been upended. Many states, New Hampshire included, are banning reusable bags and closing farmer’s markets. For some, these are their major ways to contribute to sustainability and environmentalism efforts. Never fear, there are plenty of ways to be Earth friendly and stay safe!
Pick up litter. With the weather getting nicer and social distancing in full... Read More
April 10, 2020
Social Distancing Does Not Mean Social Isolation!
Just because we all have to stay 6 feet apart does not mean we have to socially isolate ourselves from our family and friends. Here are some ideas to stay connected with your friends, families, and others!
Video call your friends. Zoom happy hours and other themed parties are more and more popular, but a regular call will be just as fun.
Call your family. Nothing like a good, classic phone call to catch up with loved ones.
Write a letter to... Read More
April 6, 2020
Turn Any Room In Your House Into A Workout Space
The current state of the world can cause stress, anxiety and fear. One way to combat those feelings is to take time for yourself. For many people, working out is a huge part self-care.
Gyms, fitness clubs, and workout studios are considered non-essential, here in New Hampshire, so that means they closed their doors a couple of weeks ago. This might change your exercise routine, but there is still lots you can do at home.
Here are some awesome... Read More
April 2, 2020
Good Things Are Still Happening
The Coronavirus is affecting the entire world right now. Restaurants are closed, friends and family cannot get together, and everyday life feels so far from normal.
It can be hard to maintain a positive attitude during stressful situations. It's okay to be feeling however you are feeling, but one way to improve your mood is exposing yourself to uplifting moments of kindness or laughter. Things like this are happening all over the world:
In Barcelona, every night... Read More
April 1, 2020
How To Peacefully Coexist With Your Family
Now that we are all cooped up in our homes together, it can get pretty crowded pretty fast. This is the first time my entire family of six has lived together long-term in quite a while. We have all had to adapt and figure out how to coexist peacefully together. Being a full-time college student, I have multiple Zoom classes each day and have to find a quiet spot in my house to attend. Many of my family members need to do the same. As you can imagine,... Read More
March 31, 2020
Hello everyone! My name is Grace. I am a Healthy UNH Intern and senior Nutrition: Dietetics and EcoGastronomy student. This blog describes a day in my current life (March 25) as I follow social distancing requirements.
I have read that about the various things I can do to cope with during this trying time and establishing a routine is so important. Routines have many benefits, such as increased productivity and efficiency and reduced stress. I hope my daily routine inspires you to create a... Read More