December 9, 2019
Revamp And Recharge Your Mind
Winter break is looked forward to by all people. College students get almost 5 weeks to relax and rejuvenate, and people in the workforce typically get a full week or more off. This time away from school or work is much needed for everyone. Multiple research studies have indicated that vacation time has many mental health benefits, such as relieving stress and anxiety. Here are the top benefits you are getting from your holiday break.
Life satisfaction - Vacation... Read More
December 6, 2019
Bring A Healthy Option To The Party
Thanksgiving has now come and gone and Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanza will be here before we know it! This time of year can be very hard to stay on track with eating healthy. Whether it's going out to eat with family that's visiting or holiday parties and gatherings, food is everywhere! Healthy options are few and far between when it comes to typical celebrations. Bringing a healthy food option to a party is an awesome way to help out the host as well as help... Read More
December 4, 2019
Exercising While Getting All Your Holiday Stuff Done
Everyone is very busy during the holidays. Cooking, shopping, cleaning, or dancing - you might not realize you are already always on the move! You may be surprised to find out that when you are doing all of these things to prepare for the busy holidays, you are also getting your activity in for the day!
Shopping - The average person burns around 300 calories while on a shopping outing! Get that holiday shopping and exercise done at the same... Read More
November 25, 2019
Be Mindful Around The Table This Thanksgiving
The thought of Thanksgiving and other holidays sneaking up on us can be stressful to some people. What am I going to make? How am I going to have time to prepare for such an elaborate meal? Thanksgiving is all about spending time with loved ones. You should be able to relax and enjoy the moments you are sharing with your family and friends. Do you find yourself struggling to be present during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? Here are... Read More
November 22, 2019
The Temperature May Be Dropping, But Your Happiness Doesn't Have To!
The cold temperature and shorter days can really take a toll on your mood. It's very normal to have fluctuations in your mood depending on what season it is. Cold, grey skies can really put a damper on things! Seasonal depression is a mood disorder that usually comes with the shorter days of fall and winter. It is extremely important ot treat seasonal depression, because it can really limit the joy in those who suffer from it... Read More
November 20, 2019
Fall In Love With Cooking This Season!
Fall is an awesome time of year. The leaves change, comfy sweaters come out, and there's a refreshing chill to the air! It's also a great time to dig out any old (or find new) comforting recipes! Having trouble coming up with some delicious recipes to warm you up? Here are some great ideas to start:
Maple roasted acorn squash - There are so many different types of squat that are in season now, making them a cheap and delicious item to add to any meal! ... Read More
November 13, 2019
Benefits Beyond The Mat
Yoga is both a mind and body practice that people have been doing for centuries. There are various types of yoga whether you're a beginner or a yoga regular. Regularly practicing yoga can make you more flexible, help tone your muscles, promote weight loss, and improve balance and endurance. Besides being an excellent workout, yoga has many benefits beyond the mat!
Yoga can help you to be present - it makes you mindful of your surroundings, thoughts, and emotions that... Read More
November 8, 2019
Embrace Mindfulness And Learn To Live In The Moment
Mindfulness is to be fully present in the current moment. Your mind is not wondering off thinking about yesterday or what could happen tomorrow. Being mindful is not easy, especially in today's world with every social platform an arm's length away on our phones. Being able to cut out all distractions of technology or in our surroundings will make you a happier and calmer person.
There are many exercises that can help you to come back to being... Read More
November 6, 2019
Slow Down And Enjoy
Mindful eating seems to be a popular topic in the nutrition world. What does being mindful toward what you are eating really mean? The takeaway from mindful eating is to really slow down and enjoy every aspect of the food. Eat when you're hungry, not when you're full. It's not only about feeding yourself, it's about being aware of how you are nourishing your body with foods that you personally find delicious. Become aware of how the foods taste, make you feel, and why you... Read More
November 1, 2019
Easy Ways To Check Up On Your Mental Health
November is all about being present. As the semester goes on and finals week approaches, students will need to check up on their psychological well-being. Today, college students are under a lot of stress and may not make the time to check up on their mental health and prioritize mindfulness. There are many fast and easy ways to complete this important task.
Students at UNH can go to Psychological and Counseling Services, or PACS. Under the Self-... Read More