January 19, 2016
On-campus workout programs for all fitness levels
Are you stressed, tired, and sleep-deprived from your busy schedule? There is one “medication” that can help with that: exercise. A regular schedule of physical activity will have beneficial effects on both the mind and the body.
Along with weight management, regular physical activity will help to:
Reduce risk of chronic diseases;
Strengthen bones and muscles for use in daily activities;
Reduce stress and anxiety;
Regulate sleep patterns; and... 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
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
September 24, 2015
UNH Employees, Do You Feel Stressed? Do You Feel Like You Need to Find New Ways to Cope?
The moment you feel yourself getting stressed, stop and think of ways to remove the negativity and initial discomfort. Even though nutrition and physical activity are two of the most important components of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, your mental wellness is just as important.
Sustaining a negative state of mind will put your health at risk.
According to the American Psychological Association,... Read More
September 17, 2015
Tips For Adding More Physical Activity Into Busy Work Schedules
The older we get, the busier we get. The more we work, the more apt we are to feeling more tired and lazier at the end of a long work day.
Whether you’re an adjunct or full-time employee at UNH, you can’t let work interfere with including physical activity into your daily schedule. Physical activity is one of the most important aspects of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention,... Read More
August 20, 2015
Are You an Employee Looking to Exercise? Well Look No Further UNH Has Got You Covered!
In 1988, UNH created the Employee Fitness Program (EFP). The EFP was established for faculty and staff that was interested in participating in exercise testing and training. The EFP provides real life laboratory situations for undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Kinesiology/Exercise sciences. The employees who choose to participate in this program go through a variety of testings such... Read More
July 30, 2015
How Do You Know How Much Exercise is Enough?
Most of us don’t realize that there is a recommended minimum amount of exercise that every adult should get to stay healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults that are between the ages of eighteen and sixty-four should be doing two types of physical activity each week to improve their health.
For important health benefits, adults need at least:
Two hours and thirty minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity... Read More
June 24, 2015
Ever Wonder Why Our Bodies Become Stiff When We Are Stressed?
Stress can cause unnatural muscle tension. Although massage therapy is commonly used for relaxation and pain relief, it can also be an effective therapy for aspects of mental health.
Research supports that massage has a direct relationship with positive health outcomes. When the body tissues are manipulated, messages are sent to the brain to relax the body and release endorphins. This technique increases circulation while... Read More
May 27, 2015
The office can be a challenging place sometimes when trying to maintain healthy eating choices.
Here are some tips to help you keep stay on track:
Eat A Healthy Breakfast – If you come into the office hungry, there is a higher chance that you will reach for unhealthy snacks in the break room. If you come in full and satisfied, you will be able to resist snacking until lunchtime
Eat Fruits and Nuts for a Snack – Instead of relying on there being snacks at work, pack your own healthy snacks such... Read More
February 10, 2015
Did you know February is American Heart Month?
I’m not talking about chocolate and Valentines Day, but I am talking about preventing high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke!
Cardiovascular Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. It is vital to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine. But exercise doesn’t have to be boring or mean hitting the gym!
Get moving on campus today! Grab a fellow staff member and head over to the Whitt for open skate. Whether it... Read More