July 16, 2019
NAME: JULIET KARAM
POSITION/ROLE AT UNH: STUDENT
What does health mean to you?
To me, health means that you are both happy and healthy. I think that there needs to be a good balance between being mentally healthy and physically healthy.
What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
To make a healthy UNH, I make sure I make good eating options in the dining hall and stay away from sugary drinks. I also make sure that I keep myself busy during the day by going... Read More
July 9, 2019
Tips For Enjoying Your Summer And Keeping Your Mental Health In Check
Summer vacation is long anticipated by most people, but especially for those in a school setting, like students and teachers. Summer is synonymous with relaxing, soaking up the sun, and enjoying more leisurely days. However, some people with mental health issues report the summer can be tough.
People who struggle with anxiety and stress can experience difficulty with less structure to their schedules, the expectation to be "... Read More
July 2, 2019
Farmers Markets & CSAs in New Hampshire
New England is known for its variety of fruits and vegetables, especially in the summer season. There’s nothing better than tasting fresh corn or tomatoes off the vine.
So when you’re in the mood for eating fresh and local, head to a local farmers market. This listing in New Hampshire Magazine can help you find one nearby.
Another option for farm fresh veggies is through a CSA. CSA is short for "community supported agriculture." When you join a CSA,... Read More
June 13, 2019
Tips For Creating A Healthy & Delicious Smoothie
Smoothies are not only quick and easy, they’re also a great way to gain nutrients, and will tide you over until your next meal.
Sometimes people worry too much about measuring out their ingredients for their smoothies, but I’ve found that the best smoothies come from just tossing my favorite fruits and vegetables together and turning the blender on - no planning involved! Below are some essentials that I think you should include in your... Read More
June 3, 2019
Why You Should Wear Sunscreen
As the hot summer months are quickly approaching, it’s important to remember to apply sunscreen. Sunscreen decreases your risk of skin cancer, protects your skin from early aging, and keeps sunburns away.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, everyone should be wearing sunscreen because it helps protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays. The sun is powerful, and no matter who you are, anyone is susceptible to skin cancer.
Choosing sunscreen can be... Read More
May 28, 2019
The Best Exercises Outside Of The Gym
Sometimes, just getting yourself to the gym can be an accomplishment within itself. It can be hard to find time or motivation to workout. And going to the gym can be very intimidating for some.
But who said you need to head to a gym to workout? Harvard Medical School identified five of the best ways people can be active:
Swimming - Whether you’re doing laps in the pool or doing intervals of treading water, swimming is a great form of exercise. When you’re... Read More
May 21, 2019
Give This Fun And Quick Workout a Try
AMRAP is an acronym that stands for “as many rounds as possible”. This way of working out is designed to push your body at a maximum intensity for a set period. Benefits of AMRAP include:
Allows you to workout in a set amount of time
Amplifies the intensity of your workout
You move at your own pace
Can be creative with your workout
Here is an example of an AMRAP workout:
Set a timer for 20 minutes and complete as many rounds as possible before the... Read More
April 30, 2019
A Revolutionary Workout Technique
One day in the mid 90’s in Colombia, a fitness instructor known as Alberto “Beto” Perez was teaching a workout class. Before it began, he realized that he forgot to bring his usual workout mixtape with him. Knowing that he needed some type of music, he decided to grab some Latin albums from his car. When he put the CD’s in the CD player, he told people in his class to just follow his movement as usual. When Salsa, Rumba, and Merengue music came on, he started... Read More
April 22, 2019
Don’t Go Hungry, Let Us Help
According to the Journal of College and Character, food insecurity among college students is up to 4 times greater than the national average. Food insecurity is when a person cannot afford to buy food, skipping meals or eating less due to a lack of money to buy food with. According to a research study done in 2017 at UNH, of the 923 students that were surveyed, 25 percent reported that they were going hungry throughout the day. When undernourished, students can... Read More
April 22, 2019
Find Out Easy Ways To Utilize Public Health Right On Campus
Public health is a way of preventing people from becoming sick by promoting and protecting the health of people and the communities in which they live. Opportunities to practice public health surround us at all times and making the choice to utilize these resources can benefit not only yourself, but everyone around you.
There are many ways to practice public health at UNH including:
Using Public Transportation, Walking or Biking ... Read More