July 14, 2016
How Biofeedback Can Help You Destress
The year is flying by, but stress always seems to be present. Too much stress can lead to lack of sleep, feeling tired, anxious, or even depressed. However, there are many ways to combat stress and one of them is called biofeedback.
Biofeedback is a technique that uses electrodes attached to your skin to measure your heart rate, skin temperature, and breath rate. The biofeedback therapists then uses these results to help teach you breathing, meditation, and... Read More
June 24, 2016
How Harvard Pilgrim Wellness Connection Can Save You Money
Some days the motivation to go to the gym can be hard. You’re too tired, busy, or just don’t feel like going today. What if I told you going to the gym will save you money? Now that’s an incentive!
The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Wellness Connection Program is a great way to save money and get in shape. Those who are eligible must be University System of New Hampshire subscribers with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England. By being... Read More
June 14, 2016
How Having a Cup of Joe Can Provide Health Benefits
You wake up to the familiar scent in the morning of roasted beans in your coffee pot. You put that liquid gold, otherwise known as coffee into your mug and take a sip and hope that the caffeine in it can get you through the long day of work ahead of you. Besides the caffeine, did you know there are many benefits to drinking coffee?
Over half of Americans 18 and older drink coffee every single day! Many people drink coffee for only for the... Read More
May 24, 2016
What You Can Do to Switch to Healthier Options!
A sugar sweetened beverage refers to any beverage that contains any added sugar in them. This includes but is not limited to: sodas, juices, sports drinks, and energy drinks. These beverages not only contain a lot of sugar in them, but they contain added calories too that can result in weight gain.
Did you know that sugar-sweetened beverages, such as sodas, are the primary source of added sugars in the American diet? A 20-ounce bottle of soda... Read More
May 23, 2016
How CVS Caremark Can Save You Time and Money on Prescriptions
You go to the doctor and prescribes you a new medication. You drive to the pharmacy, drop off your prescription, wander around the store for twenty waiting for it to be ready, then pick it up and go home. Filling srescriptions take time from your daily schedule and they can be costly.
What if there is a way to save money and time on the prescriptions you need? Well, there is.
There are multiple benefits to being a benefits-eligible... Read More
May 4, 2016
How Implementing Yoga into Your Daily Routine Can Help Relieve Stress
The semester is almost over even though it felt like it just started! It is around this time in the semester when stress levels are high and it seems like you can never get a break. Now you can with by introducing some yoga into your routine! Luckily, UNH has many opportunities these last couple of weeks for you to try to do some relaxing yoga. Here are some upcoming yoga events on campus:
-Frazzle Free Finals Outdoor Lawn... Read More
April 27, 2016
How Using the UNH Campus Walking Guide Can Help You Get Your Daily Steps!
As students we hustle to our classes every day throughout campus, but have you ever wondered how far you have walked in a day? Now you can figure out how far you have walked using the UNH Campus Walking Guide! This guide uses Google Maps to help track how far you have walked in a day. The guide is simple to use and even has the option to use this map with your cell phone!
Walking is a very important aspect in our life... Read More
April 20, 2016
How Focusing on Your Breath Can Bring You Peace of Mind
The semester is coming to an end, and with it comes lots of stress. Finals are approaching, assignments are due, and the stress seems to keep piling on. Don’t you wish you could just get a break? Well, here is a tip to help you relax in the upcoming weeks; just breathe.
Stress can cause your anxiety to rise, which in turn, causes your breathing to become quick, shallow, and irregular. Using breathing mediations can help your breath to... Read More
April 3, 2016
How One Group of UNH Employees Worked Together To Sprint Into Spring
Recently, 14 facilities employees at UNH created an opportunity to lose weight. The collaborators of this challenge, Sandra Hickey and Shawn Herrick, both from the Ritzman Lab, had all the participants chip in for added incentives before they started the challenge. “Sprint into Spring” was a ten week weight loss challenge and recently ended on the first Monday of Spring - March 21st.
Anyone interested in participating in the... Read More
March 30, 2016
How Healthy UNH Outdoors Can Bring Out Your Adventurous Side!
The snow is starting to melt and the weather is getting warm! Soon spring will be here and the opportunity to go outside will be upon us. Being outside provides multiple health benefits such as;
1. Sun exposure increases Vitamin D levels, which can help reduce risk of osteoporosis.
2. Being outdoors promotes exercise!
3. Natural light from the sun elevates mood.
Being an employee of UNH gives you the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors... Read More