February 20, 2019
Find Out How Knowing Your Own Body Can Make You More Mindful
First and foremost, somatic intelligence is understanding how your body responds to danger and uses that knowledge of your own body to face adversity, and cope with life’s daily challenges. It can also be known as the process of raising your own self-awareness, leading to a change in one’s behavioral patterns, typically for the better.
So, how does one go about obtaining somatic intelligence of their body? Somatic intelligence is... Read More
February 19, 2019
Take A Walk Outside To Better Your Mental State
Humans have become increasingly urbanized and according to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, “urbanization is associated with increased levels of mental illness”. In order to combat this, people are looking towards nature.
In various surveys, people self-reported that they had decreased feelings of stress, anxiety and depression after exposure to nature. Through research by Dr. Gregory Bratman of... Read More
February 18, 2019
Check Out What Nutrition Topics Will Be At The Center of Attention This Year.
Every year consumers are bombarded with new food trends they feel they need to try because “everyone else is doing it.” People will try anything when it comes to nutrition from cutting carbs to swishing coconut oil in their mouths. However, are these the trends we should actually be trying? According to Nicole Pin, a Registered Dietitian, these are the five healthful trends we should be following in 2019.
Eat more... Read More
February 14, 2019
Practicing Mindfulness & Meditation
Looking to be mindful and start meditating this semester? Try this new four-week program offered by Health & Wellness. This free program gives students the chance to practice different forms of meditation within a group, and individually. It also allows students to apply simple and easy meditation skills in their daily lives to help cope with everything this semester brings you.
There are many benefits of practicing mindfulness and meditation,... Read More
February 14, 2019
Make Valentine’s Day about you this year!
Research has shown that loving yourself and appreciating who you are can lead to happiness. It is important to take time to care for yourself. It is also important to make time every day to do things that make you happy. Treat yourself this Valentine’s Day and do something for yourself that you know will make you happy.
If you’re struggling with self-love, here are some tips:
Make a list of 5 things you love about yourself: Hold on to this... Read More
February 11, 2019
Name: Kelsey Chadwick
Position/Role at UNH: Student
What does health mean to you?
Eating a variety of foods including fruits, vegetables, protein and grains.
What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
I am in SNA (Student Nutrition Association) and we promote healthy eating and nutrition education on and off campus. I also like to go to local farms for my produce, and my roommate and I like to share recipes and make healthy dinners together.
How do you... Read More
February 11, 2019
How To Incorporate Exercise Into Your Schedule
Finding time to go to the gym can be difficult. When trying to balance classes, work, internships, homework, and social life, it can make it seem like there is no time at all for fitness. However, there are countless benefits to exercise including helping to boost your immune system, improve brain performance, and sharpen your memory. It is important to find time to fit exercise into your schedule, so if you’re struggling to find time for the gym,... Read More
February 6, 2019
Find Out What Group Exercises Classes the UNH Gym Has to Offer Students, Faculty, & Staff!
At the beginning of the semester, UNH Campus Recreation introduced a few new group exercise classes to go along with their already great classes. Previously existing classes include cycling, yoga, Pilates, bootcamp, and Zumba, just to name a few. New classes introduced include:
Beginner Weights – perfect for people who are new to weight training, or just want to build upon their skills.
Functional... Read More
February 6, 2019
How To Take Charge Of Your Healthcare
Up until a few years ago, health care patients weren’t able to easily access their care plan, nor were they able to say their input. This resulted in patients putting in lots of trust towards their employer, government, health plan, and providers. However, just recently, more and more consumers are becoming informed of the plans being made available to them. This gives their employer and the government less control, allowing them to start taking charge of... Read More
February 4, 2019
How To Beat The Winter Blues Instead Of Hibernating
Although the holiday season has come to an end, the winter season seems like it’s just beginning. When it gets dark out early, and its bitterly cold outside, sometimes it’s hard to gain motivation to do something. Until warmer months approach us, here are some ideas to keep in mind while trying to beat the cold weather blues.
Exercise by joining a gym class, or doing yoga while watching TV. Exercising can help increase your levels of... Read More