May 18, 2018
Name: Hannah Shuman
Department: Social Work and Psychology
Position/Role at UNH: Student
Year Started at UNH: 2015
1. What does health mean to you?
To me, health means taking care of your body and mind in whatever ways you need to. Mental health adn physical health are equally important to me.
2. What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
To make a healthy UNH I participate in group exercise classes that the recreation center offers and I take advantage of the resources offered to me... Read More
April 27, 2018
Learn Why You Should Never Skip Breakfast.
Breakfast is a critical meal because it influences practically every dimension of our being during the course of the day, including how we perform physically and mentally. Breakfast immediately raises the body’s energy level and restores the blood glucose to a normal level.
Eating breakfast jumpstarts your metabolism, therefore helping you burn more calories throughout the day. When you skip breakfast, your body will conserve the calories you consume,... Read More
April 20, 2018
Find Out More About How To Appropriately Manage Stress Levels
The stresses of work, school, family, and friends can take a toll on your mental well-being. The feeling that you don’t have enough time to get work done, and the guilt of not being able to spend time with your loved ones is enough to put a lot of pressure on someone.
However, there are ways to become less stressed about certain situations. In order to know what is making you the most stressed you must first identify the stressor. Is... Read More
April 18, 2018
Name: Rachel FooteDepartment: CommunicationPosition/Role at UNH: StudentYears at UNH: 2nd Year
1.What does health mean to you?
Health is very important. It is not all about looking good for yourself and others, but I believe it is about feeling good. Exercising and eating healthier foods makes my body happier each day.
2.What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
I try to just eat right and maintain my exercise. It isn’t hard for me to get in the exercise I need, but the food I eat is really... Read More
April 11, 2018
Find out about the benefits Zumba has for your physical and mental health.
Zumba is a workout that incorporates fitness moves with dancing. This workout is known for being a fun exercise option that is great to do with friends. Zumba truly is the best of both worlds because not only is it fun and allows a time for you to be social, but it provides a great workout as well.
Some benefits of Zumba are:
Calorie & Fat Burning: Because Zumba includes a fast-paced environment that mixes fitness... Read More
April 4, 2018
Learn what you can do to stay healthy, ultimately reducing your healthcare costs.
Incorporating healthy behaviors in your daily life can go a long way toward improving your health and lowering your risk of many diseases such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Focusing on staying healthy and preventing diseases will ultimately reduce your healthcare costs in the future.
Five things you can start doing now that will not only keep you healthy, but also save you money include:... Read More
March 30, 2018
What Is Health Equity and How Can We Achieve It?
Healthy People 2020 defines health equity as the “attainment of the highest level of health for all people.” Health equity means effort to ensure that all people have full and equal access to opportunities that enable them to lead healthy lives. This may seem like a great idea, but how do we attain it?
According to the CDC, health disparities or inequities are types of unfair health differences closely linked with social or environmental... Read More
March 30, 2018
Unintentional injuries are the 3rd leading cause of death in NH, behind cancer (as the #1) and heart disease (as the #2). As a nation, there were 161,000 people who died from preventable unintentional injuries, according to the American Public Health Association. Most leading causes of death have been on a steady decline, aside from unintentional injuries which has been on a rapid increase in the last few years.
These increases in unintentional injuries are most likely due to increasing opioid... Read More
March 30, 2018
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines environment, as it relates to health, as all the physical, chemical and biological factors external to a person, and all the related behaviors. Environmental factors play a crucial role in a persons health and well-being, potentially more than genetics will.
The environment impacts our health in many ways including:
Inadequate water sanitation (hygiene)
Chemicals and biological agents
Radiation (ultraviolet and ionizing)
Community noise... Read More
March 30, 2018
Why It Is Important To Take A Sick Day
Getting sick is never convenient, especially with tests and projects, a full day of work or even taking care of children. However, as much as you might want to power through your cold or flu, it is extremely important to take a sick day when necessary.
Taking a sick day can prevent the spread of infectious diseases, such as the common cold, the flu or the stomach bug. Also, a sick employee or student, is never a productive one. When sick, the body is... Read More