March 28, 2018
Try Out The Hottest New Workout – Also Offered At The Hamel Rec Center!
If you haven’t heard about them yet, you’re bound to hear about them soon. Instagram,
Facebook and Twitter are all buzzing with the latest exercise trend – Spinning or Cycling classes. Cycling classes are typically 60 minutes in length and involve a cardio-centered, leg strengthening workout, all while being low impact. Taking a cycling class (preferably more than once per week) will:
Help with weight loss
Aid... Read More
March 23, 2018
Everything you need to know about UNH’s newest safety app.
Recently, the University of New Hampshire announced their support of an app called uSafeUS. The app has been launched at 21 colleges and universities in New Hampshire as an effort to reduce the number of sexual assault cases, and to be better notified when a dangerous situation arises. Within the app are several features that provide safety measures to students in potentially threatening situations. The app is designed to be easily used... Read More
February 23, 2018
Learn About Healthy Foods That Are Filling And Satisfying
A common misconception of a healthy diet is that you are always hungry and never satisfied. It is actually quite the opposite. Choosing healthy foods that will fill you up is a crucial piece to maintaining a healthy weight or to lose weight. Fiber, protein, and water are the essential components to this. The best foods to consume are those that have a high satiety and a low glycemic index.
Listed below are foods that are good for you and... Read More
February 23, 2018
What You Should Know About NEDA Week and UNH ECM
National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is February 26th, 2018 – March 4th, 2018. This event is hosted at UNH Monday February 26th – Friday March 2nd by the Eating Concerns Mentors (ECM). This is a week devoted to raising awareness of eating disorders at the University of New Hampshire.
According the NEDA, “Our culture has complicated relationships with food, exercise, and appearance. 30 million Americans will struggle with a full-blown eating... Read More
February 21, 2018
Find Out If This “Cooking Light” Recipe Is As Easy As It Seems
If you flip through the pages of the latest “Cooking Light” magazine, you will find at least 50 new recipes that are advertised as being both healthy and easy. My roommate and I decided to put that to the test by attempting to actually make one of these recipes. After flipping through the pages for a while, we finally decided to try the recipe for a BLT Salad.
Here is the recipe:
2 cups halved multicolored cherry... Read More
February 16, 2018
Take a break, destress, stay active, and get some fresh air!
Do you ever feel like you need to take a break, destress, and escape your desk for a bit? Luckily, UNH has the perfect solution. There is a 2.14 mile trail right on campus that is about a 40 minute to an hour walk. That is just the right amount of time to unwind, and get some fresh air while staying physically active.
Why you should be taking walking breaks throughout the day:
In order to stay healthy, it is crucial to get up and... Read More
January 31, 2018
Name: Laila Hammam
Department: Health & Wellness
Position/Role at UNH: Nutrition Counselor & Educator
Year Started at UNH: 2016
1. What does health mean to you?
Health to me is not just about physical health, but overall health that encompasses all the dimensions of the wellness wheel.
2. What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
I get to counsel students one on one on how to make healthy choices while at UNH whether they eat at the dining hall or if they live off campus and are cooking... Read More
January 31, 2018
The United States Spends A Lot Of Money On Health Care, Why Should You?
According to a 2014 study, the United States spends $9,327 per person on health care. The United Kingdom, a similarly wealthy country spends $3,749 per person on health care. Even with the US spending over $5,000 more than the United Kingdom, we still have a shorter life expectancy. So, what is the difference? Why is there such a large gap between the two?
While there is not one simple answer, we do know that the U.S.... Read More
January 24, 2018
Learn How the Changing Seasons Can Have an Impact On Your Mental Health
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs during the changing seasons. Only about 6% of the population suffers from SAD, while many others suffer from a less severe form referred to as the winter blues. Most people experience symptoms of the winter blues beginning in fall and continuing through the winter months. The cause of the winter blues is not directly known but a huge factor is the lack of... Read More
January 24, 2018
Learn How Exercising Before Work Can Boost Energy Levels and Lead to Better Performance Throughout the Day
Do you have a physically demanding job? Do you often feel exhausted or fatigued as a result? Surprisingly enough, exercising before work can actually help. Exercise keeps your energy levels high throughout the day, while fighting against fatigue. In a study published in 2008, researchers from the University of Georgia found that inactive people who normally experienced fatigue could... Read More