July 28, 2017
Find Out More About How To Practice Mindfulness
To be mindful means to be conscious or aware of something. You might be conscious that you didn’t do well on a test yesterday, and are worried about the grade. You might be aware that you have a busy schedule today, and may not have time to get everything done. But, are you aware of right now? What are you doing?
Many of us get caught up in the past or the future without much time to think about the present and what is happening right now. If you... Read More
July 27, 2017
Find Out How To Keep Your Skin Healthy And Protected
Have you ever gone to the beach, applied sunscreen, and then still end up with a sunburn? It turns out that simply using sunscreen is not enough, the SPF matters if you want to prevent a burn. Besides being painful, sunburns can lead to skin cancer. Research done by doctors at the Skin Cancer Foundation have found that one in five Americans get skin cancer, and 90% of the time the development of skin cancer is directly related to sun... Read More
July 17, 2017
Find Out How Easy It Is To Adopt The Mediterranean Way Of Eating
With the summer months upon us, many people find themselves back in the rut of the typical diet. Low-carb, low-fat, no sweets, the list goes on. But, what if there were a way to stay healthy and happy all year long, without getting sucked back into dieting every time summer came around?
Here is the answer: The Mediterranean Diet! Even though it has diet in the name, this way of eating is the farthest thing from a regular diet.... Read More
July 12, 2017
Discover How Just Being At The Beach Can Be Beneficial To Your Health
During the summer months, everyone loves going to the beach, especially living so close to the seacoast. The beach can be a very relaxing place, where you can ignore your responsibilities and enjoy the calming effects of the sun, sand, and water. Besides being a great place to enjoy yourself, a trip to the beach can have amazing health benefits.
1. The beach can immediately relieve stress
As mentioned, the calming effects of... Read More
July 10, 2017
Are you at risk for a stress fracture?
A stress fracture is defined by the American College of Sports Medicine as an exercise related injury that causes a degree of strain on the bone. Stress fractures typically occur because of overuse. Bone adaptation, which is a response to bone repairing itself from micro-damage that can occur during physical activity, is an internal response to the over-exercising.
Stress fractures are common in the lower limbs, more specifically the metatarsal bone, or... Read More
July 10, 2017
Name: Haley DeCristoforo
Department: Communication Sciences & Disorders
Position/Role at UNH: Student
Year Started at UNH: 2013
1. What does health mean to you?
To me, health includes mental as well as physical well-being. My own definition of health includes my diet, exercise, and mental health rituals.
2. What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
My first step to impacting my health in a positive way is eating and drinking foods that have high nutritional value and... Read More
July 7, 2017
This Is The Song Neuroscientists Believe Is The Most Relaxing.
Life can be very stressful sometimes. Whether you are worried about your next exam, the new deadline your boss gave you, or a family member being sick, you have a lot on your plate. While there are many techniques to lower your levels of stress, this tip might be the easiest.
Music can be the greatest help during times of stress. From listening to it, dancing to it, and even creating it, music can be very therapeutic and comforting... Read More
June 29, 2017
Find Out How to Make Easy and Healthy Veggie Burgers!
More and more people are making the switch to vegetarian, meaning that more people are learning what it means to be vegetarian. There are many different types of vegetarian diets, including Pescatarians (eat fish), Lacto-Ovo Vegetarians (eat dairy and eggs), and Vegans (no animal products).
This being said, you might not know how to accommodate vegetarians at a BBQ this summer, and here is how: veggie burgers! Veggie burgers come in many... Read More
June 26, 2017
The Low-down on Direct-to-Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertisements and What They Mean For Us, As Healthcare Consumers.
Do you ever feel like you can’t escape the pharmaceutical advertisements? It’s rare to watch a television show, read a magazine, or go on social media now a days without running into some sort of advertisement for a new prescription drug. But, aside from being a nuisance, what do these advertisements mean for us as consumers?
For several years, there’s been debate over whether... Read More
June 22, 2017
A Little Insight Before Starting College!
If you are a new to the Wildcat family, welcome! You may hear this often, but the next four years is going to fly by. You’re going to make some of the best friends you could have ever asked for, learn how to multitask, and most importantly, learn how to be a functioning adult.
During your time at UNH, here are some helpful tips to make the most out of your experience:
1. Join every club that interests you the first day of college.
Wildcat Link is a... Read More