November 14, 2017
Find Out How Cigarettes Can Be Harmful To The Environment
When you think about smoking a cigarette, you most likely know that it is affecting your personal health. However, you may not be aware that smoking cigarettes can affect the environment around you, and for years to come.
It’s not just that there is poisonous vapors being put into the air when you smoke, or the cigarette filters being thrown on the ground, it is more of a big picture effect. Tobacco farming has effects on deforestation... Read More
November 14, 2017
Find Out How Smoking Can Affect Your Emotional Wellness
Smoking cigarettes and other tobacco products are thought to have detrimental effects on physical health, including causing cardiovascular disease, cancer and much more. However, smoking can have serious affects on emotional health and well-being in addition to the effects on physical health.
The first time you smoke a cigarette, the presence of nicotine increases the levels of dopamine and epinephrine in your brain. Dopamine plays a major... Read More
November 14, 2017
Find Out Why E-Cigarettes Are Just As Harmful As Real Cigarettes
Walking down the streets here at UNH, you are bound to pass by someone who is smoking either a vape or an e-cigarette. This has become the new normal in recent months, with the most common e-cigarette being a Juul. Many people have the belief that smoking an E-cigarette poses no dangers to their health because there is no tobacco. However, this is far from the truth.
For the most part, E-cigarettes are much less deadly than... Read More
November 8, 2017
Learn About The Specific Populations Tobacco Companies Intentionally Market To
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, tobacco companies specifically market to the following audiences:
Youth and Young Adults
There is clear evidence that indicates tobacco company advertising influences young people to start using tobacco. Tobacco advertisements make smoking seem appealing, which can increase adolescents’ desire to smoke.
Tobacco marketing toward women is dominated by... Read More
October 31, 2017
Find Out About The Perfect Post Workout Drink
We have all heard it time and time again, you need mass amounts of protein after a workout in order for your muscles to recover. However, this is not the case. Yes, you need some protein but you also need carbohydrates to replenish your glycogen stores, which have most likely been depleted with your workout. The truth is, your body can only absorb about 20-25 grams of protein at one time, anything above that your body just gets rid of. So, save the... Read More
October 31, 2017
Learn About My Experience Going 24 Hours Without Using Technology
As a college student in this day and age, the idea of going 24 hours without technology seems borderline insane. If you walk around campus, it is almost guaranteed that you will see students plugged in to their devices. As much as I do it myself, I sometimes wish my generation was not so “plugged in” all of the time. Technology limits actual human interaction, which we desperately need.
Before going 24 hours without technology, I... Read More
October 27, 2017
Learn What You Can Do To Avoid The Flu
In an environment such as college where you are constantly surrounded by many different people, it is very easy for illness to spread. One common illness is the flu. According to UNH Health and Wellness, the best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated. Health and Wellness provides free flu shots to everyone that has paid the health fee. To get your flu shot, you can make an appointment with Health and Wellness to get vaccinated at a... Read More
October 25, 2017
Find Out More About The Benefits of Being A UNH Employee
As a member of the faculty or staff at the University of New Hampshire, there are many different options for you to work out and get your daily dose of exercise.
First, you could become a member of the newly renovated Hamel Recreation Center! The membership cost is $41.50 per month, but if you are a member of the CIGNA health insurance plan it is completely free of charge. There is one catch, you must swipe into the gym at least eight... Read More
October 17, 2017
Learn Why Getting Enough Sleep Is Such An Important Contributor To Your Overall Health And Wellbeing.
Getting a sufficient amount of sleep is strongly linked to learning, memory, creativity, and problem solving. According to the National Sleep Foundation, young adults (ages 18-25) should be getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Unfortunately, due to the late nights studying in the library or partying with friends, college students have a difficult time meeting this recommendation.
Continuously... Read More
October 13, 2017
Name: Summer Johnson
Department: Health Management and Policy
Position/Role at UNH: Student
Year Started at UNH: 2017
1. What does health mean to you?
For me, health means to be physically and mentally well and to be happy in your own skin.
2. What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
I walk to classes, eat well in the dining hall by using the guiding stars and making choices I think are best, and use the gym to stay fit.
3. How do you stay fit?
To stay fit, I run a lot, and I... Read More