September 6, 2017
Name: Lizzie Shell
Position/Role at UNH: Student
Years at UNH: 3
1.What does health mean to you?
To me, health is a balance of multiple factors. When most people think of health, they of think physical health (absence of disease/injury, physical fitness, etc). While physical health is important, I believe it’s just one piece of what makes up your health. Health is a state of optimal physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, and social well-being that allows you to perform... Read More
September 6, 2017
Discover Why You Should Always Eat Before A Workout
Do you ever hop out of bed in the morning and go straight to the gym? It is very common for most people to want to work out in the morning, get their day started right and have time to get things done the rest of the day. But, when you work out in the morning should you forego breakfast? The answer is: never!
It is a common myth to believe that when you work out on an empty stomach, your body will burn more fat than it would on a full stomach... Read More
September 1, 2017
Find Out More About UNH Health and Wellness Mindfulness and Meditation Classes
Being in college can be stressful. Between classes, homework, extracurricular activities, jobs, and keeping a social life, there isn’t much time for relaxation. This is where mindfulness and meditation can help!
Why mindfulness and meditation? UNH Health and Wellness has chosen this platform to help students become more aware of what is going on around them and become more conscious of the present. Benefits include... Read More
August 22, 2017
A Must-use Resource to Check Out BEFORE Your Senior Year!
I remember four years ago, when I was faced with the question of where I wanted to go to school, saying, “anywhere BUT UNH.” I was adamant and didn’t want to be stuck at an in-state school where 10% of my graduating class was going. I wanted to make new friends and get the most out of my college experience. Then I went to an Accepted Student Day, got to attend a UNH Hockey Game for free, and got my first taste of the college atmosphere.... Read More
August 22, 2017
Find Out the Benefits of Circuit Training
Ever find yourself bored running on the treadmill or doing the same weight lifting routine every time you’re at the gym? Looking to switch up your workout? Give circuit training a go!
Circuit training is a form of conditioning and resistance training using more high-intensity aerobics than regular resistance training. It is a workout that builds endurance capacity as well as strengthening muscles! Circuit training is typically a set of 8-10 different... Read More
August 17, 2017
Find out more about the different types of vegetarian diets.
Everyone has heard the word “vegetarian,” but what exactly does it mean? Simply, vegetarians do not eat meat, but there are a lot of sub categories of vegetarianism that are broken down by the way people define meat. People decide to follow the vegetarian diet for many different reasons. Some do it because of religious or ethical beliefs, others do it for health reasons, and some simply do it because of food preference. No matter what... Read More
August 14, 2017
Best Places to Clear your mind at UNH
We all know UNH is home to one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. With that comes along numerous beautiful hidden spots where you can clear your mind or blow off some steam as the semester comes to an end.
College Woods: This 250 acre wood located on the west side of campus is full of walking trails, open fields, and streams and is the perfect place to walk off some stress and enjoy the beautiful New Hampshire weather.
The Freedom Café: This... Read More
August 8, 2017
Why Do Animals Make Us Happier?
Do you have a dog? A cat? Or any pet? You may have noticed that being around your pet makes you feel happier. There are countless reasons that lead people to have therapy animals. According to the ADA, a service animal is an animal that is “individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.” Many people only know of service dogs associated with eyesight but they can be used for so much more. But what makes dogs a good treatment?... Read More
August 3, 2017
Find Out More About The Body’s Response To Music During Exercise
When you’re working out, it is common practice to put in headphones, listen to music, and ignore everything else going on around you. We don’t think about it much now, but when did this start? Who said that listening to music could make exercising more fun?
Studies date back to 1911, when Leonard Ayres discovered that a group of cyclists pedaled faster when a band was playing, rather than when they were not playing. Since then,... Read More
August 1, 2017
Blueberries Have Some Serious Health Benefits
Blueberry season has just begun and you may be surprised by how many local places near you offer pick-your-own blueberry fields. Nothing beats the taste of fresh blueberries in the summer, and they are very versatile as well. This superfood can be used in pies, muffins, smoothies, and pancakes or as toppings for yogurt, cereal and oatmeal and so much more. According to Medical News Today, besides being delicious, there are a lot of health benefits... Read More