September 9, 2013
College of Liberal Arts
Year Started at UNH: 1978
What does health mean to you?: Health is the condition of the body and mind as they carry out their normal biological and psychological functions.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: Besides attempting to stay fit (see below), I try to eat well. My attempts are often unsuccessful, but if I adhere to the principle “everything in moderation,” I generally meet my goals.
How do you stay fit?: I try to workout 5 or 6 days per week. I run for... Read More
September 6, 2013
Program Director of Veterinary Technology
Veterinary Technology at the Thompson School
Year Started at UNH: 2007
What does health mean to you?: It means being able to do what I want without limitations. The older I get, the more I realize the importance of my health. If I want to keep doing what I like, for as long as possible, I have to stay healthy.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I encourage my students to stay active, to walk rather than take the bus, etc. I also teach my students... Read More
September 4, 2013
Lead Personal Trainer
Year Started at UNH: 2009
What does health mean to you?: Being healthy is a lifestyle choice that encompasses more than one component. A healthy diet, exercise program, and strong relationship with family and friends, are just examples of some components of health that aggregate to promote an overall feeling of fulfillment in life. I use these components to create a healthy lifestyle for myself and balance that allows me experience life to the fullest.... Read More
August 27, 2013
Library Services Assistant – Boston Library Consortium Expert
Dimond Library, Interlibrary Loan
Year Started at UNH: 2005
What does health mean to you?: Health is one of the few things that can’t be overstated, right? You’re lost without it. Health is happiness. Health is freedom. Health can also be a mildly annoying topic to hear someone else go on about, so I’ll stop there.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: Does wearing sunblock count?
How do you stay fit?: I ride my bike to work when... Read More
August 22, 2013
Office Aid, Life Guard, Swim instructor, Personal Trainer
Campus Recreation, Aquatics
Year Started at UNH: 2010
What does health mean to you?: Health means that both your physically well and mentally happy. When I am healthy, it means that my stress is down, I have energy to do the things I love and need to do, I participate socially with those I care about, I can work through most issues that come my way without being affected negatively, and my body feels good and without pain. Health is a... Read More
August 21, 2013
Director, Health Care Cost Containment
Finance and Administration
Year Started at UNH: 2000
What does health mean to you?: Being able to do the things I want to easily; having more energy, being able to say “yes” when my friends want to go for a bike ride, train for a road race or just go for a walk around the neighborhood. I want to keep up with my kids, my husband (who is very fit) and my dogs. It also means less time at the doctor’s office; that’s my biggest goal!
What do you do to make a... Read More
August 19, 2013
Work Study at Business Services
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture
Year Started at UNH: 2009
What does health mean to you?: Health, to me, is having a positive mind and outlook on life. Obstacles only help us discover new things about ourselves and seeing it as an opportunity, rather than a problem, can make all the difference. Being healthy is also finding the right balance between yourself and the environment, while respecting both.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I worked on a... Read More
August 15, 2013
Field Specialist in Food & Agriculture
UNH Cooperative Extension
Year Started at UNH: 2011
What does health mean to you?: Simple meals, plenty of outdoor activities, and peace of mind. Keeping my mind & body in balance.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: Eat lots of vegetables! Occasionally my office mates and I will go out for a post-work bike ride and share in a pot luck after. We don’t often have time to engage socially, and this way we encourage each other to stay active and be... Read More
August 12, 2013
Institute for Health Policy & Practice
Year Started at UNH: 2010
What does health mean to you?: My health is, perhaps, the most important aspect of my life. Life is no fun when one is sick or injured.
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: I found that I disliked sitting in front of my computer for hours at a time. So I bought a podium to raise my keyboard and a platform to raise my monitor. I also bought a StairMaster. Now I have the options of sitting; standing; or... Read More
July 24, 2013
Sales Manager for Nemo Equipment (Ben)
Year Started at UNH: 2012
What does health mean to you?: For us, health means eating whole, local foods as much as possible, getting outside with our dogs, and being active!
What do you do to make a Healthy UNH?: We try to take advantage of all of the amazing recreation and healthy food resources available to us! Mendoms Pond is the perfect spot for an after-work swim, Adams Point is a beautiful retreat to walk our dogs, and the Dairy Bar offers a ton of... Read More