September 27, 2016
Fast Facts About Tobacco Addiction
Despite the fact that this month is almost over, September is Self-Improvement Month. “Self-improvement” can be anything from making small changes in your diet to working towards overcoming addiction.
A tobacco addiction is one that many Americans struggle with. Here are some stats about the negative impact tobacco has on people:
Tobacco accounts for ONE THIRD of all cancers.
Due to second hand smoke, about 3000 non-smoking Americans die of lung cancer... Read More
September 22, 2016
Name: Brian Kling
Position/Role at UNH: Nursing Student
Year Started at UNH: 2013
1. What does health mean to you?
To me, health is a combination of proper eating and training both your mind and your body. Utilizing this to the best of my ability allows me to be the happiest I can be in my life, which I think is what being healthy is all about.
2. What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
I encourage people I interact with to eat healthy and go to the gym with me. I’m happy... Read More
September 20, 2016
How to get active at UNH
There are so many different ways you can increase your physical activity at UNH. Some simple ways to increase your activity include choosing to walk rather than ride the shuttle always taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
Here are some other ways to incorporate activity into your days:
1) Join an intramural team on campus and continue to play a sport you love, without a ton of commitment.
2) Go to the Hamel Rec Center a few times per week. The newly renovated... Read More
September 20, 2016
Stressed out? Consider Massage Therapy
College is an exciting time full of new discoveries, new friendships, and new experiences. It can also be pretty stressful.
Although feeling stressed is a normal feeling that most people deal with, the cumulative effects of stress can be detrimental to your health. Luckily, Health Services has many different ways to help manage stress.
One resource to help handle stress is massage therapy. According to the Health Services website, “Massage therapy is a... Read More
September 13, 2016
Tips For Creativity In The Kitchen, Dining Hall, And Even The Breakroom
Did you know that an attractive plate can actually make the food taste better? This was proven by an Oxford University professor named Charles Spence. He found that even the simplest of meals can be made to not only look more appetizing, but even more flavorful and nutritious based on your garnishes.
If you have ever associated healthy eating with bland, boring meals, here is where it stops. You do not have to be an art... Read More
August 8, 2016
The Importance of Smoke Free Campuses
There are currently 1,483 campuses in America that are considered to be 100% smoke free. It is important that college campuses make strides in order to become smoke free due to the significant health consequences that emerge from smoking.
Some of these health consequences include lung cancer, heart disease, stroke and respiratory problems. It is also important to recognize that smoking causes one out of every three... Read More
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