December 1, 2017
Simple Steps To Take To Become A More Informed Healthcare Consumer
Being an informed, educated, and wise healthcare consumer is more important than ever. Although understanding the healthcare system can be daunting, here are some simple steps you can take to become a more informed healthcare consumer:
1. Take care of yourself
The easiest way to keep your healthcare costs down is to stay as healthy as possible. You have control over what you do about your risk factors for disease. For example... Read More
November 29, 2017
Find Out How Replacing Refined Grains With Whole Grains Can Be Better For Your Health
What is a whole grain? Most people tend to have the idea that, if it is brown, it is a whole grain. Such as, brown bread, brown pasta, and brown rice. While, this might be the case some of the time, you can’t rely on this method to know if something is whole grain, or just brown.
A whole grain is one that has all three original parts – the bran, germ, and endosperm. The bran is the outside of the grain kernel... Read More
November 29, 2017
Learn How To Destress This Finals Season with Healthy UNH
Are impending finals causing you copious amounts of stress? According to the American Psychological Association, chronic or long-term stress can cause:
Migraines and headaches
Trouble breathing or increased asthma attacks for those with the disease
Elevated stress hormones (cortisol, adrenaline, and noradrenaline)
Elevated heart rate and blood pressure
These are many reasons to join... Read More
November 28, 2017
Find Out How To Avoid The Holiday Weight Gain
With the holidays right around the corner, it can be easy to say “forget it” to your normal routine, and eating behaviors. That being said, during the holiday season, the media reports that people gain about five pounds, while in actuality, the average person gains about one pound. This doesn’t seem so bad right? Well, studies have shown that people usually never lose that extra pound they put on, and year after year this adds up.
However, there are... Read More
November 22, 2017
Wellness coaches are available right on campus to help you improve your physical, social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, intellectual, occupational, and financial wellness.
Are you looking to make your health a priority but don't know where to start, what to do, or just don't feel like you have time? Luckily, UNH provides professional wellness coaches and educators that want to help you.
According to the Office of Health Education and Promotion, wellness is:
• An active process through... Read More
November 17, 2017
Recipe: Spice Roasted Salmon with Roasted Cauliflower
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
¾ teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 cups cauliflower florets
¼ cup chopped cilantro
¼ cup golden raisins
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
½ teaspoon ground coriander
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
4 (4 ½ oz.) skin-on salmon fillets (about 1 inch thick)
This recipe seems easy and quick, which in general it was very... Read More
November 15, 2017
Name: Danielle Noriega
Position/Role at UNH: Student
Years at UNH: 3
1.What does health mean to you?
Health means keeping a relaxed and rested mind, and a well-maintained body.
2.What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
As a psychology major I encourage my friends to keep themselves not only physically healthy, but also, mentally healthy. Being mentally aware of your feelings and your stress levels can make a world of difference when it comes to going through day... Read More
November 15, 2017
Learn How Smoking Could Be Affecting Your Social Life
While smoking may appear to be a socially acceptable trend on college campuses, it still brings with it serious health problems. The growing use of vapes and e-cigarettes are only contributing to the negative health consequences that smokers face. The consequences can be affecting your social life in ways you may not realize. The biggest affect is secondhand smoke. The people around a person smoking are involunatarily inhaling smoke and... Read More
November 14, 2017
Find out HOW TOBACCO AFFECTS YOUR WELLNESS WHEEL
Many people do not realize the impact that smoking has on overall well-being. Smoking greatly impacts every area of a person's life. UNH Health and Wellness created the Wellness Wheel to show the UNH community how different aspects of life are interconnected and how it is important to take care of all of them.
Smoking disrupts every category of the wellness wheel:
Emotional Health: Smoking and Emotional Health
Environmental Health: Cigarettes... Read More
November 14, 2017
Find Out The Greatest Dangers of Smoking Cigarettes
You may think that there is no danger in one cigarette, or even two or three. Maybe you smoke cigarettes a few times a month, and think nothing will happen because you don’t consider yourself a smoker. Well, this is far from the truth. The first time you smoke one cigarette your brain’s pleasure centers remember that feeling, your lungs and airway become inflamed, and your blood pressure rises.
“Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body.... Read More