January 28, 2019
How To Take A Break From Electronics
In this day and age, most of us are attached to our phones. Our phones sometimes feel like our livelihood, and it can be hard to separate from it. According to Inc.com, there are a variety of ways that your phone could be affecting your health.
Long screen time affects your sleep.
Social media apps reduce feelings of well-being.
A phone reduces your ability to focus on tasks.
To help improve your health, try out these different methods to distances yourself... Read More
January 24, 2019
Find Out How This Practice Can Be More Than Just A Way To Exercise
Yoga is defined as, “a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India”. In today’s day and age, we tend to think of yoga as a way to get exercise, increase flexibility, and increase strength. We have strayed away from the idea that yoga can also be used to fulfill a spiritual practice, and aid in relaxation.
Yoga can be thought of as many things whether that be a spiritual... Read More
January 8, 2019
Find Out How To Get A Better Night's Sleep In Just A Few Simple Steps
According to the National Sleep Foundation, young adults (age 18-25) and adults (age 26-54) should be sleeping 7-9 hours per night. We need sleep in order to consolidate memories, grow and build muscle, repair tissue, synthesize hormones, and restore and rejuvenate our bodies. But, could you be impeding your own sleep? Chances are, you are doing something daily to hinder your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Try... 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
October 19, 2018
Learn more about Seasonal Affective Disorder
New Englanders are more prone to a type of depression called, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). People living in New England are at more risk as we live far from the equator. Roughly 9% of residents suffer from SAD, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). With the fall season in full swing, it is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms.
Feelings of sadness most of the day
Females... Read More
October 3, 2018
Find Out How PACS Can Be More Than Just Counseling
Psychological and Counseling Services (PACS) at UNH provides students with support and education for their personal and academic success through confidential counseling, psychiatric consultation, and outreach and prevention services. However, PACS at UNH is much more than just counseling services. They do offer a number of different counseling services including, individual counseling, group counseling, and couple’s counseling.
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September 5, 2018
Learn About Five Simple Ways To Reduce Stress
Have you been feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and/or stressed? Here are five easy ways to reduce stress:
1. Get More Sleep
Sleep Deprivation can affect memory, judgement and mood. Research has proved that most Americans would be happier and healthier if they slept an extra 60 to 90 minutes per night.
2. Manage Time
The efficient utilization of time improves efficacy, productivity, and personal satisfaction. learning to manage your time will improve... Read More
July 30, 2018
Learn About How Your Overall Psychological Well Being Can Impact Your Physical Health
If you have a physically demanding jobor lifestyle, it is crucial to understand how your psychological well being affects your physical health and performance. Some ways in which poor psychological health has been shown to have a negative impact on physical health include:
Depression has been linked to:
67% increased risk of death from heart disease
50% increased risk of death from cancer
Also, your body... Read More
July 6, 2018
Find Out How To Make The Most Of Your Eight Hours
Leading a healthy life can seem simple, move your body, eat right and get enough sleep. If you’re anything like me, it can be easy to prioritize work, school, and other obligations and end up putting sleep on the back-burner. This could leave you feeling irritable, run down, and have a negative effect on work and school.
So, why is sleep so important to living a healthy life? Sleep is important because:
Improves concentration and productivity... Read More