August 5, 2016
Making Contraceptive Use More Affordable and Accessible
Today in America, women have the opportunity to decide if they want to use contraceptive methods or not. A contraceptive method includes options such as the birth control pill, condoms and sterilization.
The most popular form of contraceptive is the birth control pill. Around 67% of women who use contraceptive methods opt for the nonpermanent, hormonal options like the pill, patch or implant.
Birth control is extremely common in teens that... Read More
July 20, 2016
Eating Locally Can Be Healthy and Delicious
Looking to eat fresh foods that are organic and full of nutrients? Luckily, New Hampshire has a wonderful resource known as Farmer’s market restaurants that fill that desire!
Farmer’s market restaurants are located on the same property as the farm itself, and only serve food that is grown right there on the farm, ensuring that is extra fresh. And anything that the farm can’t provide is retrieved from other local farms.
Some benefits of farmer’s market... Read More
July 14, 2016
How Biofeedback Can Help You Destress
The year is flying by, but stress always seems to be present. Too much stress can lead to lack of sleep, feeling tired, anxious, or even depressed. However, there are many ways to combat stress and one of them is called biofeedback.
Biofeedback is a technique that uses electrodes attached to your skin to measure your heart rate, skin temperature, and breath rate. The biofeedback therapists then uses these results to help teach you breathing, meditation, and... Read More
June 24, 2016
How Harvard Pilgrim Wellness Connection Can Save You Money
Some days the motivation to go to the gym can be hard. You’re too tired, busy, or just don’t feel like going today. What if I told you going to the gym will save you money? Now that’s an incentive!
The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Wellness Connection Program is a great way to save money and get in shape. Those who are eligible must be University System of New Hampshire subscribers with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England. By being... Read More
June 17, 2016
Important Facts About Tobacco Use
Tobacco use, like cigarette smoking, is currently the leading cause of death in the United States that is considered to be preventable. In the U.S. the death rate is approximately 480,000 each year.
Tobacco use is associated with innumerable health risks, such as coronary heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and lung diseases.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that “smoking harms nearly every organ of the body and affects a person’s overall... Read More
June 16, 2016
Ellie is the newest edition to the Healthy UNH intern team. She is a marketing major, minoring in nutrition, entering her senior year at UNH. She will be with us for the rest of June, but will be spending the month of July in Italy for one her nutrition courses. She will return in August and take over many communications-related tasks for Healthy UNH.
June 16, 2016
5 Facts About Eating Disorders On A College Campus
Eating disorders affect millions of individuals in the United States. Around ten million females and one million males battle with this disease.
The occurrence of eating disorders is prevalent on college campuses due to the change of environment. The amplified pressure and stress from being a college student can lead to various mental health problems such as an eating disorder.
Individuals between the ages of 18-21 are more susceptible to... Read More
June 14, 2016
How Having a Cup of Joe Can Provide Health Benefits
You wake up to the familiar scent in the morning of roasted beans in your coffee pot. You put that liquid gold, otherwise known as coffee into your mug and take a sip and hope that the caffeine in it can get you through the long day of work ahead of you. Besides the caffeine, did you know there are many benefits to drinking coffee?
Over half of Americans 18 and older drink coffee every single day! Many people drink coffee for only for the... Read More
June 10, 2016
Name: Molly McQuade
Position/Role at UNH: Student
Year Started at UNH: 2013 Fall
1. What does health mean to you?
To me, health means eating nutritious and staying active. It also means feeling good about yourself inside and out. It is so important to me to make sure my health is up to par so I can live a happy and healthy lifestyle in order to feel good.
2. What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
I make a strong effort to go to the gym at least 3 times a week here at UNH... Read More
June 9, 2016
Preventing The Consequences Of Secondhand Smoke
While most people are well aware of the dangers of smoking, less emphasis is put on the consequences of secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke has immediate effects on the cardiovascular system, increasing the risk for coronary heart disease, stroke, heart attack, and lung cancer. Nonsmokers exposed at work or at home increase their risk for disease by up to 30%. Having compromised immune systems, the effects are worse for infants and children as... Read More