September 14, 2020
Reducing Stress And Anxiety
With the semester under way, some people may start to begin to feel the early stages of stress. Between new classes, new professors, and new protocols for the pandemic, the stress we experience may feel worse than it has during previous semesters. To help relieve some of the symptoms of stress, doctors and psychologists might suggest drinking herbal tea during a stressful day. Herbal tea is the type of tea that contains little to no caffeine and is known to relieve... Read More
September 9, 2020
Understanding Safe Drinking
On any given weekend during a college semester, most people think of things such as parties, socializing, and alcohol. Although there are many new changes surrounding safety protocols this semester due to the pandemic, it is still crucial that we understand what it means to “drink safely,” even if you choose not to attend parties or go out to bars. To understand safe drinking, we need to know what a standard serving of alcohol looks like, how many drinks the body... Read More
September 1, 2020
Resources To Check In On Mental Health
Those who have lived on campus can probably agree that getting the notification from the Granite Square Station that a care package has been delivered for you can be incredibly exciting. This is especially exciting if the care package is unexpected.
Recently, Psychological & Counseling Services (PACS) has decided to created a care package of their own for Wildcats. This is virtual and is "packed" with fun and helpful resources for all students,... Read More
August 25, 2020
How Can I...
Welcome back! Today's blog is entitled "How can I educate myself?"
To get us started, we're going to talk about the idea that what you think you know about American history is probably wrong. Specifically, what you were taught about slavery, the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the civil rights movement; everything that has led us to the existence of racism in today's society IS PROBABLY WRONG.
A 2018 report from the Southern Poverty Law Center indicates a widespread... Read More
August 19, 2020
Managing Your Mental Health
During the pandemic, many health experts are now concerned about people experiencing "crisis fatigue." When a person experiences a stressful situation, their body goes into fight-or-flight mode, and after the situation has occurred the body calms back down to a more restful state. This year has brought both a global pandemic and a harsh political climate into the United States. With no immediate end in sight, the body has responded to these stressful events but has... Read More
August 18, 2020
How Can I...
I have titled this blog series “How Can I?” The idea is that as I offer information and share my experiences about racism, readers might feel motivated into taking action steps to further their education. Today’s blog is entitled “How can I be an ally?”
An ally is a member of the majority group, who works to end oppression in his or her personal life through support of, and as an advocate for, the oppressed population. In plainer words, an ally is someone who sees... Read More
August 10, 2020
Social Activism Series
Hi! I’m Layla, a senior Communication student at UNH. I am using my internship with Healthy UNH as a platform to discuss my experiences with a topic lots of people are having a hard time talking about right now: racism. My family is Turkish-Cypriot, and I am not white passing. This makes me different from most people living in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire is one of the top ten whitest states in America...in fact, it’s the 4th whitest. That means that there’s not much... Read More
August 3, 2020
Physically Distancing While Staying Entertained
The current COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot of summer plans, but we don’t have to let it ruin our summer. There are still some things we can do to interact with small groups of friends from a safe distance, and embrace the sunshine. Check out some of these activities that can get you out of the house and that have a lower risk of spreading COVID-19.
Walking at beaches and lakes: Meet up with a friend to walk at the beach or lake in the... Read More
July 29, 2020
The Benefits Of Growing A Garden
As summer is in full swing, many people head to their backyards and windowsills to take care of their garden. No matter how big or small, gardening can improve our overall health in many ways. Here are a few health benefits you may experience after getting your hands in the dirt to grow your favorite flower, herb, or vegetable.
Improved cardiovascular health: Gardening may not seem like the traditional way to get some exercise, but on a hot afternoon you may... Read More
July 15, 2020
Summertime is the perfect time to get outside more and reap the benefits of Mother Nature. Just because many places are still shut down, it doesn’t mean this summer needs to go to waste. There are so many activities that you can do to soak in the sunshine, and you may even find your mental and physical health improve the more time you in the outdoors!
Bring your workout outdoors.
Head to the beach. New Hampshire beaches are open for walking, running, swimming, and... Read More