July 31, 2014
English and Women’s Studies
Year Started at UNH: 2009
What does health mean to you?: Health means caring for myself and choosing activities and behaviors that keep me in a happy and well state. I think of the term UBUNTU “I am because we are.” For me, health is about being in a loving and sustainable community that makes our bodies and souls feel wonderful.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I preach the gospel of self-care to my students. I tell them how important it... Read More
July 15, 2014
IT Academic Technology
Year Started at UNH: 2000
What does health mean to you?: To me health means feeling well enough to enjoy activities and time with family and friends.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I ride my bike to work occasionally. I often walk during my lunch hour, returning energized for a more productive afternoon. I participate and encourage colleagues to take advantage of the many healthy programs that UNH offers, such as Healthy Returns, the... Read More
July 11, 2014
Accreditation and Compliance Manager/Dispatcher
UNH Police Department
Year Started at UNH: 1995
What does health mean to you?: Eating a balanced diet, maintaining a healthy weight, and taking care of my body with sleep, exercise and diet to prevent getting sick.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: Try to get employees to go with me to Healthy Returns.
How do you stay fit?: Walk, yoga and coach my kids’ sports teams and participate in the activities with them.
Do you have any tips for eating... Read More
April 4, 2014
Former Nutrition Major
What does health mean to you?: Health, to me, can be a number of different things: healthy physically, mentally, or emotionally. All of which are extremely important to anyone’s well-being. To be healthy means that you give your body what it needs to thrive. Our bodies and minds are fragile, so to me, you can achieve health by feeding yourself good food, filling your mind with positive thoughts, and/or exercising to sweat the toxins and stress away.
What do you do... Read More
March 19, 2014
Year Started at UNH: 2009
What does health mean to you?: As a teacher of writing I would feel embarrassed if I did not do what I encourage my students to do when attempting to interact with meaning and language: use the dictionary. Health is defined as follows: 1. the state of being bodily and mentally vigorous and free from disease 2. the general condition of body and mind: in poor health 3. the condition of any unit, society, etc: the economic health of a nation 4... Read More
March 5, 2014
Graduate Student and Leader/ Staff
Marriage & Family Therapy and Outdoor Adventures
Year Started at UNH: 2012
What does health mean to you?: I view health as an umbrella term that refers to one’s level of personal well-being, as related to one’s mind, body, and spirit.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I lead trips for Outdoor Adventures, a program run through Campus Recreation. We bring students and staff on all sorts of trips such as snowshoeing, Cross Country skiing, hiking, and... Read More
February 19, 2014
Thompson School of Applied Science
Year Started at UNH: 2012
What does health mean to you?: You are what you eat! A healthy body = a healthy mind. Some say your body is a temple and you should treat it as such. I completely agree with that.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: Instead of hopping on the bus, I make time to walk to my campus destinations. College Woods offer a wonderful escape from reality.
How do you stay fit?: I work out at a gym about 3-4 times a week. I love... Read More
January 24, 2014
Former Student - 2014 Graduate
Recreation Management and Policy – Therapeutic Recreation Option
What does health mean to you?: Health is not just being free of sickness or disease although that does factor into it. I think of health as the overall well-being and happiness of an individual.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I make sure I am eating well each day even if I have back-to-back classes or am too stressed out. Also, I am friendly and project my positive attitude toward others to... Read More
December 12, 2013
What does health mean to you?: I look at health as something that completes a person emotionally, physically and mentally. Health to me does not mean focusing in on the minor details of obsessing over the small things in life. I have learned stress plays a major role emotionally and physically.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: To make a healthy UNH, I have reached out to students by sharing my knowledge on nutrition and work out plans. As a nutrition and ecogastronomy dual... Read More
December 4, 2013
American Airline Pilot
What does health mean to you?: Health to me is a question of balance. When I was an R.A for three years we were taught to stress the importance of having as many aspects of your life in equilibrium as possible. Spiritual, physical, educational, emotional, social etc. That is tough to do when you need to focus so much time on studies, but I found scheduling fun time with friends and getting involved in campus activities both enriching and a great diversion.
What do... Read More