March 2, 2016
Students, Listen Up: Healthcare Can Seem Like a Daunting Subject
It’s a system of abbreviations, terms, conditions, and fine print that every American is associated with-- whether we understand it or not.
The good news is that we live in an age where gaining information on this subject is as easy as the click of a button.
So lets start hacking away at healthcare, starting with Consumer-Directed Health Plans.
Gone are the days when the first sign of a cough meant a trip to the doctor’s office;... Read More
March 2, 2016
Can an Infant be at Risk From Smoking Through Breastfeeding?
Most of us know by now that smoking during pregnancy has detrimental– even fatal– effects on a baby’s development inside the womb, but is there any harm associated with smoking while breastfeeding?
Each case should be evaluated on an individual level, that is: how much is the mother smoking? How long has the mother been smoking? What is the mother’s health background? External factors come into play, but aside from that, the more... Read More
January 27, 2016
How Devoted are You to Safe Strength Training?
If some of these are absent from your workout routine, maybe it’s time for a check-in.I asked my friend Mariana, who is an ACE certified trainer, to break it down for us.
A pre-workout snack can be the difference between a stellar sweat session and one that leaves you feeling burned out. Put some fuel in the tank before you hit the gym, carbohydrates are key for quick releasing energy, “I love to have some oatmeal with banana or a bagel with... Read More
January 5, 2016
Be the healthiest version of you that there’s ever been with energy from superfoods
A lot of definitions get thrown around what a superfood actually is. While the term itself isn’t scientific, it defines a specific food that has been proven to ward off certain health risks and comes packed with vital nutrients, plus they taste great. It’s like a win-win for your taste buds and health.
First on the list is watermelon. With one of the highest levels of alkaline in fruit, it’s a... Read More
January 5, 2016
Detours You Can Take to Help Manage Tobacco Cravings
We’ve all been there: A bump in the road, a sharp turn, an unexpected stop. Sometimes we’re too harsh on ourselves and we let one little upset reverse our entire progression forward-- but it doesn’t have to be this way. One bad day does not define nor denote how far you’ve come. While it’s important to forgive our bad days, it’s just as important to learn from them. Once you can detect what triggers a craving you can take an alternative route... Read More
November 10, 2015
Take a Timeout From School and Give Intramurals a Shot
If you’re not already following a regular workout routine, there’s no better time than now. You don’t need to be an all-star or MVP to join the intramural sports teams at UNH, whether it’s to meet new people, sharpen your skills, or pick up a new athletic pastime, there are tons of opportunities for students to stay active. The Hamel Recreation Center offers registration in all leagues, from wheelchair handball to softball in the spring.... Read More
November 5, 2015
Think Walking is Only a Means of Getting From Point A to Point B? Think Again, This Low Impact Form of Exercise is Making Big Strides.
The benefits of walking are endless. Sure, it may not be as exciting as jiu-jitsu, or as intense as spin class, but when all you need is to get away from the hustle and bustle of college life, it’s there for you-- right outside your door. Not only is it proven to aid in weight loss, but studies have shown it can lower levels of stress and boost mood. If you go... Read More
October 15, 2015
Benefits Faculty and Staff Receive With UNH Dining
Bland flavor is a thing of the past, no longer should the chow hall at college be a last resort for a nice meal. Award winning, fresh, local, and sustainable food has certainly given UNH Dining Services its fine reputation. Whether it’s cheesy bread straight out of the artisan fire oven, to an apple picked from up the road, there is always something for everyone, including staff, at the dining hall.
Sometimes life gets too hectic: food prices... Read More
October 13, 2015
Feeling Sore, or Stuck in a Rut? Need to Boost Your Physical and Mental Well-Being? Grab a Yoga Mat, Take a Deep Breath, and Say om.
It’s the trend that is changing the way we look at diet and exercise. Not a day goes by that we don’t see or hear something in the media related to yoga, and for good reason too! There is an infinite amount of benefits that stem from yoga, from reducing stress to preventing sports injury. Not bad, considering it’s a skill you can do anywhere. That’s why here at... Read More
October 8, 2015
All of us are Affected by Mental Illness in One Form or Another
It doesn’t get nearly as much attention as it should. Most of the time it is considered a “hush-hush” topic. When it is referred to, it is mostly in a bad light. That’s right, we’re talking about mental illness.
October 4th through the 10th the UNH Social Work Department hosting the 11th annual Mental Illness Awareness Week. UNH has teamed up with the National Alliance on Mental Illness to dedicate an entire week to focusing on a... Read More