June 16, 2020
Staying Entertained In Quarantine
Many of us find ourselves with more time these days. It can be easy to get in a quarantine slump, relying on Netflix, Annie’s Mac n’ Cheese, and sweat pants. Finding a hobby or something to keep you active and engaged is so important for your mental health so you can take full advantage of this time at home. Lots of research has shown that having a hobby boosts your mental health. Whether it be knitting, painting, playing an instrument, or something else, find... Read More
June 15, 2020
Name: Holly Fosher
Department: Residence Life
Role at UNH: Residence Hall Director
Year Started at UNH: 2019
What does being healthy look like to you?
To me, being healthy means feeling balanced overall socially, mentally, and physically. I honestly love using the Wellness Wheel from Health & Wellness to check in on how I’m doing, because there are so many components that can influence our health. It’s a good reminder to check in with each part of myself!
What have you been doing to take... Read More
June 12, 2020
Summer brings barbeques, pool parties, and endless ice cream. It also brings an abundance of seasonal produce. Some produce is more popular, like asparagus and broccoli, while others are a little more obscure.
Have you ever heard of boysenberries? A boysenberry looks a little like a blackberry, and is actually a cross between a blackberry and raspberry. While they are traditionally found in California and Oregon, they grow well in New Hampshire, making them the perfect seasonal... Read More
June 11, 2020
Tracking The Virus
As states across the country move into the phases of re-opening businesses during the current COVID-19 pandemic, many epidemiologists, doctors, and public health officials alike have recommended the use of contact tracing to slow the spread of disease once businesses open and people return to work.
So, what exactly is contact tracing? Contact tracing is simply the identification of people who may have been exposed to or in contact with someone who has a confirmed case of an... Read More
June 10, 2020
Eating For Your Health
Now more than ever, local restaurants need our support, and what better way than to order takeout? However, buying restaurant food often can have some negative consequences on your health. Use these tips next time you want to order out and support a local business!
Research the menu first and decide what are the best options to get. Some chain restaurants will even put the nutrition information on their website for you to access.
Instead of eating less and being hungry,... Read More
June 1, 2020
Traveling This Summer
There are a lot of “cannots” and “have nots” right now. We can’t get our hair cut, hang out at Starbucks, or get our nails done. Our vacations have been canceled and replaced by speedy trips to the grocery store. All these factors play into our overall stress, and without even knowing it, we are like ticking time-bombs ready to explode. I realized I needed a way to de-stress, and I found out that virtual vacations exist!
I tried it out and visited the British Museum in... Read More
May 29, 2020
Tech-Free Summertime Exercises
With warmer weather finally here, you might be feeling stuck when it comes to a workout routine. It can be tough to even create a routine or find the right exercise program that works for you. Why not switch your mindset from “working out” to “playing” for your daily exercise? Here is a list of fun, old-school summertime activities that can make lasting memories and bring back some of those nostalgic feels while helping you stay active!
Playing Ball: If you have... Read More
May 27, 2020
Healthy And Refreshing Recipes
It feels like a lifetime since lockdown beganand it's hard to remember what it’s like to hang out with friends, hug loved ones, and go to the grocery store without a face mask. Many of us are nostalgic for simpler times, but we can certainly indulge in the past as long as it’s safe! Do you miss the taste of a popsicle while sitting by the pool? Or late night ice cream parlor runs? You can still enjoy these novelties this summer, so find inspiration in this list ... Read More
May 26, 2020
Name: Ashley Larose
Role at UNH: Student
Year Started at UNH: 2016
What does being healthy look like to you?
Being healthy looks like practicing self-care in whatever way an individual sees fit.
What have you been doing to take care of your mental health while in quarantine?
In order to take care of my mental health, I have been staying in contact with my friends and checking in on them periodically. I schedule social distancing coffee dates with friends where we sit on... Read More
May 21, 2020
Soaking Up The Sunshine
We are entering many people’s favorite time of the year–summer! Summer brings fireworks, barbeques, and one of our body’s favorite things: vitamin D. Many people do not necessarily look forward to the hottest season of the year for this reason, but they should, because vitamin D is a super important nutrient for our body. Unfortunately, most of the population, especially those that live in colder climates (such as New England), are deficient.
Vitamin D has many functions... Read More