June 5, 2017
The Simplest Things Can Be The Greatest Stress Reducers
Writing down your thoughts, your ideas, and feelings can help your mental health in unexpected ways. Whether it’s about your good days or your bad days, writing about it can help make you feel better.
I recently went on a volunteer trip to Bali. Every few nights, I sat myself in front of beautiful scenery and started writing. I wrote about my excitement being there, my thoughts on the importance of traveling alone, and reflected on how... Read More
June 1, 2017
Understanding The Key Terms Used Within Health Insurance
Health Insurance can seem confusing and frustrating to understand completely. Let's start with the basics. Health Insurance is used to cover some, if not most, of your medical needs through insurance premiums each month. These insurance premiums are paid by you and or your employer.
Let's take a look at other typical terms used within Health Insurance:
Copayment: A copayment is a fixed dollar amount that you must pay for receiving a... Read More
May 30, 2017
Find Out How to Eat Healthier on the Go!
Teenagers and young adults are notorious for skipping meals and having more snacks throughout the day, than actually eating the three designated meals. Especially college students, being on the go constantly, usually go for snacks and on-the-go meals more than anyone else. Next time you’re on the go, skip the premade sandwiches and fast food and try some of these healthier options: (Eat This, Not That!)
Plain Greek Yogurt
Low Sodium Jerky
Low-Fat Cheese... Read More
May 24, 2017
Tips to Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals
According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), healthy adults should be engaging in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity (or some combination of both) per week.
Luckily, here at UNH there are plenty of opportunities offered to students and staff to keep you active! Yet, many of us still run into the problem of finding motivation to workout, or keeping our workout motivation over... Read More
May 23, 2017
Have you ever thought about how studying abroad can impact your health and well-being?
If you keep up with UNH events, there always seems to be something new to do or see on campus, but do you ever feel like there might be something else outside of the UNH community as well?
On Thursday, February 2, 2017 UNH Global held their first Study Abroad Fair of the semester. There, UNH students from all grades, majors, and backgrounds were able to hear from students who had studied abroad in the past... Read More
May 22, 2017
Name: Kristen Sedler
Department: Nutrition and Dietetics
Position/Role at UNH: Student
Year Started at UNH: 2014
1. What does health mean to you?
Health is a mixture of all aspects of your life being balanced. Eating a healthy diet and exercising, getting enough sleep, having an adequate social life, and doing well academically. I think that in order to be healthy you need to have more than just a healthy body; you need to have a healthy mind as well. If you only focus on eating well and... Read More
May 19, 2017
How Exercise Can Improve Mental Health
It's clear that exercise can help improve your physical health but did you know that exercise is actually one of the best ways to improve your mental health too? Running, dancing, swimming, walking, and even gardening is shown to enhance your mood and improve your overall mental wellbeing.
When you exercise your brain releases feel good neurochemicals called endorphins which act as natural pain killers and can "bring about feelings of euphoria and general... Read More
May 18, 2017
A Resource to Eat Well on Campus
We are very fortunate to have an award-winning dining program here at UNH. Not only is it their focus to make food that tastes amazing, but to also offer foods that are good for you too.
On the UNH Dining webpage there is a section focused on nutrition and resources offered around campus to promote health. One of these resources is Wellness Meals.
Wellness Meals is a guide to help students and staff create delicious and nutritious meals using ingredients that... Read More
May 18, 2017
Is the Produce Marked Organic Really Worth Your Money?
You see the word “organic” in every grocery store you go to. You may even feel a little healthier when you’re standing in line at check-out with a basket full of organic foods. Then again, you might just be wondering if that organic sticker is even worth it at all.
What is organic? Organic produce means that the produce was made without using synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, or genetically modified organisms.
Here is some information... Read More
May 10, 2017
Name: Christen Soucy
Department: College of Health and Human Services
Position/Role at UNH: Nursing Student
Year Started at UNH: 2013
1. What does health mean to you?
To me, health is holistic. This means that I try to take care of myself physically, mentally, and socially. I achieve this by maintaining a balance and managing my time wisely. Not only do I want to be physically healthy and free of illness, but work to have positive social and professional relationships while managing everyday... Read More