October 15, 2020
Interview with Hamel Recreation Center
Have the hours at the HRC changed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Yes, the HRC will close an hour earlier this semester. The HRC operating hours are the following: Monday – Thursday 6am-11pm, Friday 6am-9pm, Saturday 8am-9pm, and Sunday 8am – 11pm.
Do patrons need to schedule appointments to utilize the facility to exercise?
It depends. For Group Exercise, Intramural Sports, Outdoor Adventure Trips, and the Bouldering Wall you need to register in... Read More
October 15, 2020
How Food Can Boost the Immune System
We’ve all been told to drink a glass of orange juice if we feel a cold coming on. Unfortunately though, having this small dose of vitamin C is not enough to give our immune system the boost it needs to wipe any and all diseases from our system. Eating for immune health is more than just this single serving of a vitamin C-rich food every once in a while. It is eating an abundance of immune boosting vitamins and minerals, managing chronic stress, getting... Read More
October 11, 2020
Understanding your Cholesterol Panel
After the age of 20, most people in the United States will have a cholesterol screening once every 5 years. This cholesterol screening can be used as a tool to help predict the risk of development of plaque in blood vessels which lead to Heart Disease (or Cardiovascular Disease). After the simple blood test has been conducted at our physical, we get our results back from the lab, but what do they mean exactly?
A cholesterol screening measures the total... Read More
October 10, 2020
Exercise for Physical and Emotional Wellbeing
When you think of yoga, I’m sure you may start to think of crazy poses that seem almost impossible, trying to keep track of your breathing, and wondering if you are even doing the poses correctly. Although there are many known health benefits (physically and emotionally) associated with yoga, this practice can sometimes induce stress for those who are new to the practice. If you are one of those who finds yourself stressed out at the regular yoga... Read More
October 6, 2020
HOW CAN I…
Welcome back! This week’s blog is about voting.
It’s your right to vote as an American. Since you were a child, you’ve likely been voting on things like whether your elementary school class wants a pizza party or an ice cream party. In middle school and high school you probably voted for class officers, team captains, and prom king and queen. And when you turned 18 you became legally allowed to vote in government elections. The right to vote is a big deal and you have been... Read More
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