July 6, 2020
How To Manage Social Anxiety After Leaving Quarantine
With most businesses getting the go ahead to reopen from their governors, many people will now be leaving their house for the first time in a while. For most, the simple tasks of leaving the comforts of home to go pick up a loaf of bread at the store or get a quick hair cut at the salon may seem like a daunting task. They may find themselves unable to get the courage to leave their vehicle in the parking lot due to feelings of social anxiety... Read More
July 1, 2020
It's Easier Than You Think!
Have you always wanted to grow your own food but aren’t sure how? Do you want to start a garden but are intimidated by the process? I am here to tell you that you don’t need to be! Gardening is much easier than many people assume, and creates wonderful and healthy food! Not to mention the many benefits, including stress and anxiety reduction, and is a great source of physical activity.
Choose what you want to grow. As a general rule, if you won’t eat it, don’t grow... Read More
June 25, 2020
Summer Plans Are Changing And That's Okay
With the coronavirus putting a damper on summer plans, people are pivoting to make the best out of the situation. Distant travel is taking a backseat to more local adventures, and many summer camps are cancelled in favor of more time at home. We understand, of course, that prioritizing health is the most important thing, but that leaves many of us feeling bummed out.
Remember when you were a kid and summer days seemed to last forever? You spent your... Read More
June 24, 2020
Quitting Vaping To Better Your Health
As more people in younger age groups are being diagnosed with COVID-19, many doctors and researchers are wondering if there is a link between vaping nicotine and prolonged symptoms of COVID-19. As of right now there is very limited research between the two, but nicotine is known to have a negative impact on cardiovascular health and immune function. In addition, people who have previous lung injuries from vaping may be at a higher risk for severe COVID-19... Read More
June 16, 2020
Staying Entertained In Quarantine
Many of us find ourselves with more time these days. It can be easy to get in a quarantine slump, relying on Netflix, Annie’s Mac n’ Cheese, and sweat pants. Finding a hobby or something to keep you active and engaged is so important for your mental health so you can take full advantage of this time at home. Lots of research has shown that having a hobby boosts your mental health. Whether it be knitting, painting, playing an instrument, or something else, find... Read More
June 1, 2020
Traveling This Summer
There are a lot of “cannots” and “have nots” right now. We can’t get our hair cut, hang out at Starbucks, or get our nails done. Our vacations have been canceled and replaced by speedy trips to the grocery store. All these factors play into our overall stress, and without even knowing it, we are like ticking time-bombs ready to explode. I realized I needed a way to de-stress, and I found out that virtual vacations exist!
I tried it out and visited the British Museum in... Read More
May 19, 2020
Finding Hope From Declining Cases
Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak within the United States, the state of New York has been hit the hardest by far, both in the number of cases and number of deaths. Breaking a total of 335,000 cases, New York is now reporting a decline in daily cases and deaths as of May 10, 2020. With a new sense of hope, NY governor Andrew Cuomo has put in place plans to reopen some of the more rural areas of New York that have not seen as many cases or deaths as the more... Read More
May 12, 2020
Random Acts Of Kindness To Help Us Through
These unprecedented times are scary, there’s no doubt about it. With no definite end date to COVID-19, it can be hard to stay positive. Along with all the sad and frightening news, there are communities, families, and friends coming together to bring some joy and happiness to the world. Big or small, any act of kindness goes a long way especially in times like these. Here are some random acts of kindness currently happening today that will be sure to... Read More
May 11, 2020
Staying Healthy Through Sleeping
While most of us are in self-quarantine at home, we may be finding it easy to get sucked into the Netflix binge until 4 am. As fun as this may seem, it could actually be taking a toll on our body’s natural circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm in our body is what tells our brain when it’s time to wake up and time to fall asleep. This is also heavily influenced by the times that the sun sets and rises. So, if we fall asleep at the same time every night and wake... Read More
May 7, 2020
Finish The Semester Strong
Like most people, I was expecting that Frazzle Free Finals would not be put on by Dimond Library, Health and Wellness, and Healthy UNH this semester due to remote learning. To my surprise though, it is still happening, and they are offering a lot of cool virtual activities!
I was able to find the Frazzle Free Finals link on the Dimond Library Instagram and Twitter pages. On the homepage, there are a lot of different tabs that contain the different activities that UNH... Read More