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
June 26, 2017
The Low-down on Direct-to-Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertisements and What They Mean For Us, As Healthcare Consumers.
Do you ever feel like you can’t escape the pharmaceutical advertisements? It’s rare to watch a television show, read a magazine, or go on social media now a days without running into some sort of advertisement for a new prescription drug. But, aside from being a nuisance, what do these advertisements mean for us as consumers?
For several years, there’s been debate over whether... Read More
June 15, 2017
Learning To Love The Journey And Not Take Life So Seriously
The guns went off and now we’re running full steam ahead into summer, and pretty soon a new academic year - literally and figuratively. Sometimes we wish we could slow it down or hit “pause” on everything to catch our breath, but sometimes it feels impossible.
Let’s take a moment to remind ourselves that this life is OURS. It’s in OUR control to either live it or continue stumbling through it. It's a mental game for sure, and that’s... Read More
June 6, 2017
Acknowledging Some Benefits To Taking Your Fitness Routine Outdoors
Now that the weather is getting nicer, spending time outside is so much more bearable. Aside from a change of scenery, there are some pretty cool benefits to getting active outside.
Soak up Some Vitamin D - Winter months in New Hampshire can be brutal on the body, mind, and complexion. Take your workout outside by going for a hike with friends or doing a little H.I.I.T. on T-Hall Lawn to get your sweat on, all while soaking in... Read More
May 23, 2017
Have you ever thought about how studying abroad can impact your health and well-being?
If you keep up with UNH events, there always seems to be something new to do or see on campus, but do you ever feel like there might be something else outside of the UNH community as well?
On Thursday, February 2, 2017 UNH Global held their first Study Abroad Fair of the semester. There, UNH students from all grades, majors, and backgrounds were able to hear from students who had studied abroad in the past... Read More
May 4, 2017
The Importance of Reading at all Ages and How it Contributes to Health.
As a child I remember my parents reading me children's books. Eventually, I'd heard the books and seen the illustrations so many times I could recite them by memory. I may not have been a child reading prodigy, but at this time, I was developing relationships with those who took the time to share stories with me, exercising my memory, and learning how to connect with experiences other than our own.
Elementary and middle... Read More
April 14, 2017
Learn How You Can Try Out The New Hamel Rec Center Kitchen By Taking a FREE Cooking Class.
New this semester, Nourish UNH peer educators are offering free What’s Cooking? cooking classes in the Demonstration Kitchen at the Hamel Recreation Center (HRC). Classes are hosted on Wednesday evenings at 5 p.m. and are open to anyone. All you have to do is visit the website for Nourish UNH and register!
A little more about the cooking classes—At these cooking classes, peer educators will engage... Read More
March 31, 2017
A Report of My Experience With Some of 2017’s Top Trends in Fitness.
My life basically revolves around the three “F”s: Family, Food, and Fitness. That being said, I spend much of my free time researching, testing, and creating new recipes or developing my own fitness and nutrition plans. My latest experiment was to try out as many of Fox News' listed 2017 fitness trends to get a better picture of what others are doing and see if any could add zest to my own routine.
Here are... Read More
March 22, 2017
The Idea of “Filling Your Cup” and the Power of Positivity.
You know that feeling when you get into a funk and it seems so much easier to mope around and be negative than it does to try and come back from it? How about this? Are you still grumpy if someone smiles at you or does a nice gesture like hold the door for you or pay your toll fee on the highway? These are proof that little positive gestures can go a long way.
There are two main ways I like to create and share positivity within my own... Read More
February 3, 2017
Breaking Down the Basic Facts About Flu Shots and Why Some of us Get Sick Anyway.
The topic of getting the flu shot can bring about some interesting questions; Are flu shots necessary? Will getting vaccinated make me sicker than if I hadn’t? Are they just a waste of money?
As many may know, the Influenza vaccine is typically a deactivated form of the most common strain(s) of influenza, predicted for the upcoming year. The vaccines are designed to help those injected build immunity (via... Read More