December 5, 2018
Are you a pet lover and need a mental break? Paws and Relax offered by Health and Wellness at the University of New Hampshire, is your chance to hang out with a sweet, fluffy dog to help relieve some stress. According to the Mayo Clinic, pet therapy can help to reduce pain or anxiety for people with a range of health issues. Animals have been used in a variety of settings to help to ease patient, student or others feelings of pain or anxiety.
The action of petting animals is known to have... Read More
October 12, 2018
Join Nutrition Program Students For Lunch & Learns
Are you interested in learning more about nutrition in a quick 30-minute time period, for free? If you answered yes to this question, consider joining UNH Nutrition Students while they present Lunch & Learn sessions throughout the months of October, November, and December. Presentations will be put on by students in the Nutrition Education & Counseling class. These Lunch & Learns will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00... Read More
October 10, 2018
Check Out The UNH Fierce and Fabulous Expo On Thursday, October 25th, 2018
Each year in October, UNH Health & Wellness hosts the Being Fierce and Fabulous Women’s Expo. The event includes intention setting, positive affirmation fortune tellers, aromatherapy eye pillow making, coloring, T-shirt decorating, and much more! The event is designed to empower people of all identities and genders, and give UNH students, employees, and community members a break from their busy lives to de-stress and... Read More
September 21, 2018
Find Out More About The Great Sport Of Rowing
Rowing is offered through campus recreation here at UNH! Rowing at UNH requires no prior experience only a drive for improvement and hard work. This sport is a great form of exercise that combines strength and endurance training to increase boat speed. The rowing team competes at a variety of races all around the country including the world renowned Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, MA and the ACRA National Championship in Gainesville, GA.... Read More
March 23, 2018
Everything you need to know about UNH’s newest safety app.
Recently, the University of New Hampshire announced their support of an app called uSafeUS. The app has been launched at 21 colleges and universities in New Hampshire as an effort to reduce the number of sexual assault cases, and to be better notified when a dangerous situation arises. Within the app are several features that provide safety measures to students in potentially threatening situations. The app is designed to be easily used... Read More
February 16, 2018
Take a break, destress, stay active, and get some fresh air!
Do you ever feel like you need to take a break, destress, and escape your desk for a bit? Luckily, UNH has the perfect solution. There is a 2.14 mile trail right on campus that is about a 40 minute to an hour walk. That is just the right amount of time to unwind, and get some fresh air while staying physically active.
Why you should be taking walking breaks throughout the day:
In order to stay healthy, it is crucial to get up and... Read More
November 29, 2017
Learn How To Destress This Finals Season with Healthy UNH
Are impending finals causing you copious amounts of stress? According to the American Psychological Association, chronic or long-term stress can cause:
Migraines and headaches
Trouble breathing or increased asthma attacks for those with the disease
Elevated stress hormones (cortisol, adrenaline, and noradrenaline)
Elevated heart rate and blood pressure
These are many reasons to join... Read More
November 22, 2017
Wellness coaches are available right on campus to help you improve your physical, social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, intellectual, occupational, and financial wellness.
Are you looking to make your health a priority but don't know where to start, what to do, or just don't feel like you have time? Luckily, UNH provides professional wellness coaches and educators that want to help you.
According to the Office of Health Education and Promotion, wellness is:
• An active process through... Read More
October 10, 2017
Learn More About How You Can Make Your Dining Hall Visit Healthier
Do you get sick of eating the same thing in the dining hall every day? Do you want something healthier? Look no further! This fall semester dining initiated Wellness Wednesdays, a time to provide new and heathy alternatives every Wednesday during lunch. Each dining hall has their own Wellness Wednesday feature, and each Wellness Wednesday is based off of Dining’s Menus of Change Principles.
Menus of Change of was introduced by... Read More
September 19, 2017
Learn More About Group Exercise Classes At UNH.
College can be overwhelming, making it hard to find a balance between class, homework, social life and staying healthy. When trying to balance everything, health is usually the piece that is pushed aside. Luckily, UNH provides a way for you to mix fitness into your social life. The Hamel Recreation Center at UNH provides daily group exercise classes for students. These classes provide an opportunity for students to have a scheduled workout at the... Read More