August 8, 2017
Why Do Animals Make Us Happier?
Do you have a dog? A cat? Or any pet? You may have noticed that being around your pet makes you feel happier. There are countless reasons that lead people to have therapy animals. According to the ADA, a service animal is an animal that is “individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.” Many people only know of service dogs associated with eyesight but they can be used for so much more. But what makes dogs a good treatment?... Read More
August 3, 2017
Find Out More About The Body’s Response To Music During Exercise
When you’re working out, it is common practice to put in headphones, listen to music, and ignore everything else going on around you. We don’t think about it much now, but when did this start? Who said that listening to music could make exercising more fun?
Studies date back to 1911, when Leonard Ayres discovered that a group of cyclists pedaled faster when a band was playing, rather than when they were not playing. Since then,... Read More
August 1, 2017
Blueberries Have Some Serious Health Benefits
Blueberry season has just begun and you may be surprised by how many local places near you offer pick-your-own blueberry fields. Nothing beats the taste of fresh blueberries in the summer, and they are very versatile as well. This superfood can be used in pies, muffins, smoothies, and pancakes or as toppings for yogurt, cereal and oatmeal and so much more. According to Medical News Today, besides being delicious, there are a lot of health benefits... Read More
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