November 30, 2021
How Simple Affirmations Can Change Your Life
How do you talk to yourself? Are you nice and complement the things you are doing well? Or are you constantly criticizing yourself and reminding yourself of everything you are doing wrong? The sad truth is that for many people, it’s the latter.
Affirmations are statements that you repeat to yourself with confidence that you perceive to be true. Affirmations are said to work because by repeating them, you are making your mind believe that what you are... Read More
November 29, 2021
Keep Your Mind in Shape!
Mental fitness can be defined as having and maintaining a state of well-being and cultivating awareness of how we think, feel, and behave. The same way that physical fitness provides us with an increased skillset and awareness, mental fitness helps in the same way. Practicing good mental fitness provides with better capacity for decision making, whether coming from external or internal stimuli and therefore less likely to sustain emotional injury. Mental fitness is the... Read More
November 22, 2021
How To Make the Most out of Your Enviroment!
Our environment undeniably affects our mood and capability of completing tasks. If our environment makes us feel overwhelmed or stressed out, we feel this impact. One of the most common causes of an unhealthy environment is unnecessary clutter. Removing or controlling the clutter in our lives allows us to directly reduce these stressors, causing us to feel happier, less stressed, and more confident in ourselves. Decluttering is the process of... Read More
November 22, 2021
Make Your Workout Sessions More Beneficial!
If you’re new to working out or just looking for some new ways to spice up your routine, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Incorporating these tips into your workout routine can help improve your results as well as make working out more enjoyable:
1. Make your own playlist
Everyone knows listening to music can fire you up and motivate you during a workout, but there are more benefits to listening to your favorite playlist... Read More
November 22, 2021
How Accurate Are They Really?
Even though we are a year and a half into living in this pandemic, there is still a lot of confusion over COVID testing. When should you get tested? Where should you get tested? How long until you know your results? The new phenomenon of at-home COVID testing is seen as a solution to these questions. At-home testing is supposed to be a safe and reliable way to know if you have the virus or not so you are able to determine your next steps.
First, you... Read More
November 19, 2021
How to Decide Which Booster Shot to Get
The United States has recently started rolling out booster shots for the COVID vaccine. The booster shot is an additional shot to try and increase the effectiveness of the vaccine. The people who are currently eligible to include booster shots are those who are:
65 years old and older
Any person 18+ who live in long-term care settings
Any person 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
Any person 18+ who live or work in high-risk settings
Any person 18... Read More
November 17, 2021
*Please note, this blog will discuss sexual assault, which may be triggering to some*
Do you feel safe on campus? Your answer to this question may have changed over the past few weeks. Recently, more and more survivors of sexual assault at the University of New Hampshire’s Durham campus are coming forward with their stories. This is extremely difficult to do, and these survivors should be appreciated and supported for their courage and strength to come forward. However, many of these people... Read More
November 14, 2021
5 Foods To Improve Your Gut Health
How often do you think about your gut health? The term “gut health” refers to functions and balance of bacteria of the gastrointestinal tract. According to UC Davis, our gut health is very important because in order for our food to be broken down into nutrients and delivered through our blood stream, we need a healthy digestive system. Along with this, a healthy gut also contains healthy bacteria that helps ward off infection. Gut health is greatly influenced... Read More
November 12, 2021
Name: Emily Freeman
Department: Health and Human Services
Role at UNH: Student
Year Started at UNH: 2018, graduating this semester!
What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
To make UNH healthy I wear a mask to make sure I am not spreading COVID to my classmates. When I am getting around campus, I choose to walk rather than drive to not only help with UNH traffic, but to also reduce pollution on campus and in the world. Lastly, I use my positive mindset and energy to uplift... Read More
November 9, 2021
Tips on How to Practice Self Care
If you’re anything like me, you tend to have a lot on your plate, and find it difficult to take time for yourself. Besides, many people when they hear the term “self-care” think of taking the entire day to do nothing but lie in bed and do face masks and watch TV. Although there is nothing wrong with this, many people do not have time to do that.
There are many simple and easy ways to practice self-care. No matter how busy you are, it is important to always... Read More