October 3, 2019
The Benefits Will Amaze You
What has you stressed out today? Let’s face it – almost everyone is stressed out with everything on their to-do lists. One of the many reasons people start to meditate is because of the benefits gained from the practice. Mental and physical stress creates a chemical reaction in bodies that causes a higher level of the stress hormone called cortisol, this chemical helps your body deal with stress. By meditating, people’s stress levels will be reduced, an improvement... Read More
October 3, 2019
October is Healthy Habits Month.
Do you have healthy habits that benefit you personally? According to Healthline, “a healthy habit is any behavior that benefits your physical, mental, and emotional health.” In addition, these ‘habits’ can increase your state of well-being and make you happier. For college students, healthy habits can be difficult to find on top of studying and keeping a social life. Examples of healthy habits include exercising daily or writing in a gratitude journal.
When you... Read More
June 13, 2019
Tips For Creating A Healthy & Delicious Smoothie
Smoothies are not only quick and easy, they’re also a great way to gain nutrients, and will tide you over until your next meal.
Sometimes people worry too much about measuring out their ingredients for their smoothies, but I’ve found that the best smoothies come from just tossing my favorite fruits and vegetables together and turning the blender on - no planning involved! Below are some essentials that I think you should include in your... Read More
May 28, 2019
The Best Exercises Outside Of The Gym
Sometimes, just getting yourself to the gym can be an accomplishment within itself. It can be hard to find time or motivation to workout. And going to the gym can be very intimidating for some.
But who said you need to head to a gym to workout? Harvard Medical School identified five of the best ways people can be active:
Swimming - Whether you’re doing laps in the pool or doing intervals of treading water, swimming is a great form of exercise. When you’re... Read More
May 21, 2019
Give This Fun And Quick Workout a Try
AMRAP is an acronym that stands for “as many rounds as possible”. This way of working out is designed to push your body at a maximum intensity for a set period. Benefits of AMRAP include:
Allows you to workout in a set amount of time
Amplifies the intensity of your workout
You move at your own pace
Can be creative with your workout
Here is an example of an AMRAP workout:
Set a timer for 20 minutes and complete as many rounds as possible before the... Read More
April 22, 2019
Don’t Go Hungry, Let Us Help
According to the Journal of College and Character, food insecurity among college students is up to 4 times greater than the national average. Food insecurity is when a person cannot afford to buy food, skipping meals or eating less due to a lack of money to buy food with. According to a research study done in 2017 at UNH, of the 923 students that were surveyed, 25 percent reported that they were going hungry throughout the day. When undernourished, students can... Read More
April 15, 2019
Check Out These Tips On Eating Healthy For Less Money.
Do you find yourself spending too much money on groceries? Do you want to eat healthy? Are you concerned that you can’t eat healthy because its too expensive?
Trying to buy healthy foods and prepared meals can be a daunting task. This is especially true when comparing the cost of most whole foods such as protein and produce, to convenience foods such as chips and soda. However, with the proper planning, eating healthy can be easier and... Read More
April 10, 2019
Everything You Need To Know About The Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a resource for all UNH faculty and staff members. The EAP is available 24/7, with the goal of providing faculty and staff with what they need when “dealing with life’s challenges.” Through this program, faculty and staff have access to monthly newsletters, monthly theme-focused tip sheets as well as a variety of other resources.
These resources include services within the following areas:... Read More
April 1, 2019
Find Out Which Forms Of Exercise Are Best For Your Age Group.
It is well known that regular exercise has many benefits to health. However, many people do not realize that as you age, certain exercises are better for you when trying to maintain your health. While any exercise is better than no exercise, here are some guidelines to the best exercises for your age group:
Teens: Exercise rates tend to go down as kids become teenagers. Because of this, it is recommended that teens try to... Read More
March 20, 2019
Graduating college is a big accomplishment, and symbolizes a jump into the real adult world. But is it a happy experience for everyone?
Post graduation depression is defined as extreme sadness and impaired functioning experienced by recent college graduates. Symptoms can include a perpetually negative perspective, decreased motivation to get out of bed, general hopelessness and even substance abuse. Most people are reluctant to report a depression post-grad due to the fact that entering the “... Read More