August 14, 2018
Learn Why We Need More Nature In Our Lives
In order to reduce physical and mental health probelms, such as obesity and depression, we need more nature in our lives. Unfortunately, we only spend about 5% of our time outside. In urban areas with more trees, doctors prescribed fewer antidepressants, according to a London study. In Denmark, people living within 330 yards of green spaces were less likely to be obese and more likely to engage in exercise.
Our well-being can greatly improve by just... Read More
August 7, 2018
Find Out How A Fitness tracker Can Teach You To Be Healthier
Fitness trackers keep track of steps, calories burnt, sleep, exercise, food, heart rate, and much more. Fitness trackers are menat to help people live a healthier life, but while doing this they also teach you a lot about yourself. After using a fitness tracker for almost one year, I have learned a lot about health that I didn't expect when I originally made the purchase.
2000 Calories a day is unrealistic for some - I had always... Read More
July 30, 2018
Learn About How Your Overall Psychological Well Being Can Impact Your Physical Health
If you have a physically demanding jobor lifestyle, it is crucial to understand how your psychological well being affects your physical health and performance. Some ways in which poor psychological health has been shown to have a negative impact on physical health include:
Depression has been linked to:
67% increased risk of death from heart disease
50% increased risk of death from cancer
Also, your body... Read More
July 30, 2018
Find Out Whether Or Not Your Morning Cup Of Joe Has Any Health Benefits
We all do it, probably every day, first thing in the morning. We drink coffee. For most people, including myself, it is ingrained into my morning routine and I don't dare leave the house without atleast one cup of coffee.
However, a recent study that examined a wide body of research has shown that having three to four cups of coffee per day is more likely to benefit your health than harm it.
While this might seem all... Read More
July 6, 2018
Learn about your health insurance options as a young healthcare consumer
As a young adult who will soon be graduating from college and looking for professional employment, it is important to start thinking about your health insurance options. Under the current law, the Affordable Care Act, you can stay on your parents plan until you turn 26 years old.
Children can remain on a parent’s plan even if they are:
Not living with their parents
Not financially dependent on... Read More
July 6, 2018
Find Out How To Make The Most Of Your Eight Hours
Leading a healthy life can seem simple, move your body, eat right and get enough sleep. If you’re anything like me, it can be easy to prioritize work, school, and other obligations and end up putting sleep on the back-burner. This could leave you feeling irritable, run down, and have a negative effect on work and school.
So, why is sleep so important to living a healthy life? Sleep is important because:
Improves concentration and productivity... Read More
June 6, 2018
If You Don't Have Time For The Gym, Walk To Better Health
For most people, it can be difficult to get to the gym everyday, or even a few times a week. However, we all know how important exercise can be to a healthy body and a healthy life. So, what's the solution?
According to Harvard studies, walking for 30 minutes a day, five times per week can better your health immensely. During the studies over 400,000 participants were tracked, and it was found that walking as little as 5.5 miles per... Read More
May 30, 2018
Learn how growing your own food can improve your physical and mental health, as well as the health of the environment.
Growing your own produce is a simple solution to numerous health, environmental, and economic problems. Whether you are growing a single tomato plant or have a large backyard garden, it is beneficial to your health, as well as the environments.
Five reasons to grow your own food include:
1. More Nutritious
When growing your own food, your diet is more diverse and healthy,... Read More
May 18, 2018
Name: Hannah Shuman
Department: Social Work and Psychology
Position/Role at UNH: Student
Year Started at UNH: 2015
1. What does health mean to you?
To me, health means taking care of your body and mind in whatever ways you need to. Mental health adn physical health are equally important to me.
2. What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
To make a healthy UNH I participate in group exercise classes that the recreation center offers and I take advantage of the resources offered to me... Read More
April 27, 2018
Learn Why You Should Never Skip Breakfast.
Breakfast is a critical meal because it influences practically every dimension of our being during the course of the day, including how we perform physically and mentally. Breakfast immediately raises the body’s energy level and restores the blood glucose to a normal level.
Eating breakfast jumpstarts your metabolism, therefore helping you burn more calories throughout the day. When you skip breakfast, your body will conserve the calories you consume,... Read More