November 26, 2018
What You Should Eat this Holiday Season
As we make our way into the holiday season, it is good to keep in mind the produce that will be in season! When eating seasonally, you choose to purchase and eat foods around the time and place that they are being harvested. The Seasonal Food Guide explains that eating seasonally means fresher, more flavorful and nutritious foods. It also allows you to consume foods that are produced locally, so foods are not being transported long distances to be at your... Read More
November 19, 2018
How Gratitude and Giving Thanks Can Improve Your Mental Health
With Thanksgiving around the corner, gratitude is on our minds. There is generally an increased feeling of joy and happiness as we approach November and December due to the strong association of being thankful for what we have. Researchers from the University of Illinois who have studied gratitude, say that those who show gratitude are often more patient, experience stronger feelings of happiness, and have better physical health.... Read More
November 16, 2018
Suicide Rates by Young Adults in New Hampshire are on the Rise
New Hampshire’s young adult suicide rates are growing at a saddening rate. The rates of suicide by young adults in New Hampshire are 50% higher than the national average, according to the Concord Monitor. Certain regions in New Hampshire are even worse. The northern part of the state has suicide rates almost as high as Alaska, the state with the highest rates of suicide in the country. As a state, we are seriously lacking funding... Read More
November 14, 2018
Find Out How To Get and Stay Fit Without Taking Too Much Time Out Of Your Day
Is your schedule so busy that you don’t have time to make fitness a priority? Look no further! Here are simple ways to incorporate fitness into your life without having to take away too much time from your busy life.
Walk whenever you can. UNH is a big, beautiful campus – take advantage of this by walking to class or work whenever the weather permits.
Stand at your desk. UNH has sit-to-stand desks available for... Read More
November 7, 2018
This year, UNH will be participating in the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, from November 10ththrough the 18th. Across the country, throughout our state and within our own community of UNH, there is a struggle with homelessness and hunger. According to the Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week resources, 1 in 5 U.S children live in poverty, and roughly 795 million people do not have enough to eat. This upcoming awareness week, there are ways that you can aid in reducing these... Read More
October 23, 2018
Find Out What BCAAs Are and If They Are Necessary For Proper Recovery
BCAAs are a supplement that seems to be popping up all over the fitness industry, especially among people who are trying to gain muscle and weight. BCAAs stand for branched chain amino acids, and the branched chain refer to the structure of the amino acids. The three branched chain amino acids are leucine, isoleucine, and valine. Out of these three, the most essential is leucine because it has been known to stimulate protein... Read More
October 19, 2018
Learn more about Seasonal Affective Disorder
New Englanders are more prone to a type of depression called, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). People living in New England are at more risk as we live far from the equator. Roughly 9% of residents suffer from SAD, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). With the fall season in full swing, it is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms.
Feelings of sadness most of the day
Females... Read More
October 18, 2018
Do You Know When To Stop Working Out?
Working on your fitness is always a good idea, but understanding when you are working out too much is critical to proper muscle building and recovery. In order to continue muscular and fitness growth, recovery days are key. If you do not let your body properly recover, you are putting yourself at risk for injury.
Certain injuries such as stress fractures, and intercostal strains can progressively get worse if not treated properly. A common misconception is... 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