May 11, 2015
When you are feeling stressed, laughter has great short-term and long-term effects!
The end of the semester is often a stressful time for everyone. This can lead to tension in the office or at home. How can you get rid of tension and stress? Try laughing! Laughing is a great way to relieve stress! Whether you’re laughing with one of your coworkers or at funny video on YouTube, laughing has a positive impact on your mental and physical health.
According to the Mayo Clinic, laughing can:
Improve... Read More
April 28, 2015
With finals around the corner, students aren’t the only people on campus becoming stressed.
The semester is also coming to an end for faculty. Stress can impact your body in many ways, so it’s important to manage stress.
Stress has both short-term and long-term effects on your body.
Short-term effects can include headaches, upset stomach, overeating or under eating, sleep problems, and angry outbursts.
Long-term effects include heart and blood vessel problems, inflammation in the circulatory... Read More
April 8, 2015
The UNH Community Will Not Stand for Sexual Assault
The goal of Sexual Assault Awareness month is to educate and raise awareness throughout the month of April.
On April 9th, SHARPP and the UNH members will gather on the Great Lawn (in front of DeMerrit Hall) to participate in the Stepping Out Against Violence at UNH: RALLY&WALK! This walk is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff, and Durham community members to work together to make UNH a safer place. Also, this event will... Read More
April 6, 2015
Take the free, online program Kognito to see how you can help them.
It is very worrisome to see someone you know act strangely. You want to help them, but don’t know what to do, or how to talk to them. Unfortunately, this is a common scenario and many people do not help the person in distress because they simply do not know what to do. To solve this problem, the Counseling Center at UNH offers a free, on-line program called Kognito. This program is a simulation that helps you identify... Read More
March 31, 2015
The semester is coming to an end, and many of us are beginning to feel the stress that comes with it. April is the perfect time to work on reducing our stress levels, considering its National Stress Awareness Month!
Here are four ways to celebrate National Stress Month Awareness Month here on campus:
Massage therapy involves working on the body with pressure to promote relaxation and well-being, while also removing stress. UNH offers discounted prices to UNH employees and students.
One of the... Read More
March 24, 2015
3 Tips for Commuter and Transfer Students
If you are a commuter student or a transfer student, getting involved on campus can be a struggle. Luckily, UNH has come up with a way to help.
Commuter and Non-Traditional Student Services is part of the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership located in the MUB. One of the many things they do is put together the Commuter Connection.
The Commuter Connection is a weekly email with announcements about parking and transportation, commuter student... Read More
March 2, 2015
Not sleeping well lately? Sleep deprivation can have real health consequences.
According to the American Psychological Association, “Even light sleep deprivation or poor sleep can affect memory, judgment, stress level, and mood… in addition to contributing to depression, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure.”
Adults are constantly on the move! Going to and from work, picking up the kids, and still trying to find the time to complete all those errands. It is a vicious cycle of... Read More
February 26, 2015
Are you feeling overwhelmed at work and in your personal life?
Are the daily struggles of life weighing you down? Are you going through a major change in your life that you need to talk to someone about?
The University System of New Hampshire offers ALL employees the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The EAP is provided by APS Healthcare and offers a variety of services that are free for UNH Employees. Some of the services include the following list:
Counseling Services: This service is... Read More
February 24, 2015
Are you a UNH staff member in need of some mental relaxation?
The work week can be stressful, challenging and exhausting. In today’s economy, most workers have increased responsibilities both at work and at home, as well as deadlines to meet and bosses to please. According to the American Massage Therapy Association, massages can help to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, improve sleep, relieve pain and muscle tension, improve blood circulation, and help to prevent future medical... Read More
February 23, 2015
Since February is National Boost Your Self Esteem Month, here are five tips to help you keep your head high during these cold winter days!
1. Exercise. Not only is exercise physically healthy for you, but it also will keep your confidence high. Thirty minutes of aerobic exercise will release beta-endorphins that increase feelings of well being, and lower levels of cortisol, which will lower your stress and anxiety. The Hamel Recreation Center is a great place to exercise here at UNH! It has... Read More