November 13, 2019
Benefits Beyond The Mat
Yoga is both a mind and body practice that people have been doing for centuries. There are various types of yoga whether you're a beginner or a yoga regular. Regularly practicing yoga can make you more flexible, help tone your muscles, promote weight loss, and improve balance and endurance. Besides being an excellent workout, yoga has many benefits beyond the mat!
Yoga can help you to be present - it makes you mindful of your surroundings, thoughts, and emotions that... Read More
November 8, 2019
Embrace Mindfulness And Learn To Live In The Moment
Mindfulness is to be fully present in the current moment. Your mind is not wondering off thinking about yesterday or what could happen tomorrow. Being mindful is not easy, especially in today's world with every social platform an arm's length away on our phones. Being able to cut out all distractions of technology or in our surroundings will make you a happier and calmer person.
There are many exercises that can help you to come back to being... Read More
November 6, 2019
Slow Down And Enjoy
Mindful eating seems to be a popular topic in the nutrition world. What does being mindful toward what you are eating really mean? The takeaway from mindful eating is to really slow down and enjoy every aspect of the food. Eat when you're hungry, not when you're full. It's not only about feeding yourself, it's about being aware of how you are nourishing your body with foods that you personally find delicious. Become aware of how the foods taste, make you feel, and why you... Read More
November 1, 2019
Easy Ways To Check Up On Your Mental Health
November is all about being present. As the semester goes on and finals week approaches, students will need to check up on their psychological well-being. Today, college students are under a lot of stress and may not make the time to check up on their mental health and prioritize mindfulness. There are many fast and easy ways to complete this important task.
Students at UNH can go to Psychological and Counseling Services, or PACS. Under the Self-... Read More
October 30, 2019
5 Things You Can Do To Make Your Work Week Healthier
Having a job with fluctuating hours can make it difficult to stick to a certain nutrition and meal schedule. Here are some ways to stick to your healthy habits:
Do your best ot eat three full meals a day. Your plate should be half full of fruits and vegetables, and the other half should be grains and protein. Aim to make your grains "100% whole grain" and for your proteins to be either nuts, eggs, beans, tofu, or meat and seafood.
Resist... Read More
September 17, 2019
Tips For Having A Better Breakfast
September is National Breakfast Month, so this month we encourage you to think about what you’re eating in the morning. If you don’t usually eat healthy in the morning, this month try making a change and having a better breakfast.
When you wake up in the morning, sometimes it’s easiest to just grab a granola bar or have a bowl of cereal. However, what you eat for breakfast can impact your performance in the classroom and at work for the rest of the day.... Read More
July 23, 2019
The Importance Of Drinking Water
Your body is made up of 60% water.
Really? Then why is it so important that I drink so much water?
According to Medical News Today, there are multiple benefits to drinking water. Drinking water lubricates your joints, helps the body form salivia and mucus, helps deliver oxygen throughout the body, helps improve your skin, provides cushioning for your brain and spinal cord, regulates body temperature, helps you digest your foods, helps maintain a healthy and... Read More
July 16, 2019
NAME: JULIET KARAM
POSITION/ROLE AT UNH: STUDENT
What does health mean to you?
To me, health means that you are both happy and healthy. I think that there needs to be a good balance between being mentally healthy and physically healthy.
What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
To make a healthy UNH, I make sure I make good eating options in the dining hall and stay away from sugary drinks. I also make sure that I keep myself busy during the day by going... Read More
July 9, 2019
Tips For Enjoying Your Summer And Keeping Your Mental Health In Check
Summer vacation is long anticipated by most people, but especially for those in a school setting, like students and teachers. Summer is synonymous with relaxing, soaking up the sun, and enjoying more leisurely days. However, some people with mental health issues report the summer can be tough.
People who struggle with anxiety and stress can experience difficulty with less structure to their schedules, the expectation to be "... Read More
February 14, 2019
Practicing Mindfulness & Meditation
Looking to be mindful and start meditating this semester? Try this new four-week program offered by Health & Wellness. This free program gives students the chance to practice different forms of meditation within a group, and individually. It also allows students to apply simple and easy meditation skills in their daily lives to help cope with everything this semester brings you.
There are many benefits of practicing mindfulness and meditation,... Read More