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
December 3, 2018
Find Out How Much Exercise Is Too Much Exercise
“Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and there is an urgent need to find ways to improve mental health…exercise is associated with a lower mental health burden across people no matter their age, race, gender, household income, and education level”. This quote, given by Dr. Adam Chekorud speaks to many populations across the world, not just people dealing with depression or other psychological health problems. Exercise is able... Read More
November 28, 2018
Find Out Why The FDA Seized Documents From JUUL Headquarters
JUUL currently controls 72% of the e-cigarette market in the United States. Its products, being the JUUL and JUUL pods have become increasingly popular in high schools and colleges all across the country, causing an epidemic of youth nicotine use. On Friday, September 28, 2018 the Food and Drug Administration conducted a surprise inspection of JUUL headquarters, in expectation of finding documentation that the company specifically... Read More
November 26, 2018
What You Should Eat this Holiday Season
As we make our way into the holiday season, it is good to keep in mind the produce that will be in season! When eating seasonally, you choose to purchase and eat foods around the time and place that they are being harvested. The Seasonal Food Guide explains that eating seasonally means fresher, more flavorful and nutritious foods. It also allows you to consume foods that are produced locally, so foods are not being transported long distances to be at your... Read More
November 19, 2018
How Gratitude and Giving Thanks Can Improve Your Mental Health
With Thanksgiving around the corner, gratitude is on our minds. There is generally an increased feeling of joy and happiness as we approach November and December due to the strong association of being thankful for what we have. Researchers from the University of Illinois who have studied gratitude, say that those who show gratitude are often more patient, experience stronger feelings of happiness, and have better physical health.... Read More
November 16, 2018
Suicide Rates by Young Adults in New Hampshire are on the Rise
New Hampshire’s young adult suicide rates are growing at a saddening rate. The rates of suicide by young adults in New Hampshire are 50% higher than the national average, according to the Concord Monitor. Certain regions in New Hampshire are even worse. The northern part of the state has suicide rates almost as high as Alaska, the state with the highest rates of suicide in the country. As a state, we are seriously lacking funding... Read More
November 14, 2018
Find Out How To Get and Stay Fit Without Taking Too Much Time Out Of Your Day
Is your schedule so busy that you don’t have time to make fitness a priority? Look no further! Here are simple ways to incorporate fitness into your life without having to take away too much time from your busy life.
Walk whenever you can. UNH is a big, beautiful campus – take advantage of this by walking to class or work whenever the weather permits.
Stand at your desk. UNH has sit-to-stand desks available for... Read More
November 7, 2018
This year, UNH will be participating in the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, from November 10ththrough the 18th. Across the country, throughout our state and within our own community of UNH, there is a struggle with homelessness and hunger. According to the Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week resources, 1 in 5 U.S children live in poverty, and roughly 795 million people do not have enough to eat. This upcoming awareness week, there are ways that you can aid in reducing these... Read More
October 23, 2018
Find Out What BCAAs Are and If They Are Necessary For Proper Recovery
BCAAs are a supplement that seems to be popping up all over the fitness industry, especially among people who are trying to gain muscle and weight. BCAAs stand for branched chain amino acids, and the branched chain refer to the structure of the amino acids. The three branched chain amino acids are leucine, isoleucine, and valine. Out of these three, the most essential is leucine because it has been known to stimulate protein... Read More