May 16, 2022
What Does This Mean?
Earlier this semester, the University of New Hampshire declared that they have become a tobacco, smoke, and nicotine free campus. They have restructured their tobacco policies to improve the overall health and wellbeing within the UNH community. Though they had some tobacco restrictions before they believe this effort of being 100% TSN free in and around UNH facilities will completely combat exposure to environmental tobacco smoke. UNH is now one out of the 2,500 other... Read More
May 16, 2022
Attitudes & Experiences According to the Public
Misinformation about health care is nothing new, but social media and the rapid pace of scientific development on COVID-19 have both contributed to an environment where unclear information, misinterpretation, and deliberate disinformation can spread more easily than ever. The long-term research project known as the KFF Covid-19 Vaccine Monitor has been collecting data on what people’s attitudes and experiences have been so far after receiving... Read More
February 22, 2022
Staying Active In The Cold
As the temperature drops, so does the motivation to go outside. However, it is important to stay physically active, even in the winter. In fact, exercising in cooler weather has some advantages, such as not having to deal with heat or humidity. Exercising outdoors also allows you to get some Vitamin D, and boosts your immunity during cold and flu season. There are many outdoor activities you can participate in during the winter, such as:
Hiking... Read More
December 11, 2021
What Does This Mean?
A new variant of COVID-19, called Omicron, has been identified. The variant was reported to the WHO on November 26, 2021 by the South American government. The variant was recently detected in the United States. The positive case was reported in California, from a traveler who came from South Africa.
So far, the symptoms of the virus have been labeled as “extremely mild”. One patient said he just felt extremely tired and had a mild headache. Another reported a... Read More
December 7, 2021
Recipes to Celebrate Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa is celebrated starting on December 26th until January 1st. The word Kwanzaa is a Swahili word that means “first”. Kwanzaa celebrates the first fruits of harvest, and is celebrated by many people of African descent in America. The kinara, a seven-space candle holder, is a symbol of Kwanzaa, representing the stalk where the people of Africa originated from. Fasting is a custom of Kwanzaa, along with a candle lighting ceremony where all members of the family... Read More
December 2, 2021
Tips for Keeping Your Workouts Fresh and Fun
Think about your workout routine: do you enjoy it? Are you seeing results? Do you look forward to your workouts? If you answer yes to any of these questions, keep doing what you’re doing! There is no need to change something that’s working.
However, if you answer no to any of these, or experience any of these other signs, then it might be time to change up your routine.
Signs it’s time for change:
You’re feeling stuck. If you no longer enjoy working... Read More
November 29, 2021
Keep Your Mind in Shape!
Mental fitness can be defined as having and maintaining a state of well-being and cultivating awareness of how we think, feel, and behave. The same way that physical fitness provides us with an increased skillset and awareness, mental fitness helps in the same way. Practicing good mental fitness provides with better capacity for decision making, whether coming from external or internal stimuli and therefore less likely to sustain emotional injury. Mental fitness is the... Read More
November 22, 2021
How To Make the Most out of Your Enviroment!
Our environment undeniably affects our mood and capability of completing tasks. If our environment makes us feel overwhelmed or stressed out, we feel this impact. One of the most common causes of an unhealthy environment is unnecessary clutter. Removing or controlling the clutter in our lives allows us to directly reduce these stressors, causing us to feel happier, less stressed, and more confident in ourselves. Decluttering is the process of... Read More
November 19, 2021
How to Decide Which Booster Shot to Get
The United States has recently started rolling out booster shots for the COVID vaccine. The booster shot is an additional shot to try and increase the effectiveness of the vaccine. The people who are currently eligible to include booster shots are those who are:
65 years old and older
Any person 18+ who live in long-term care settings
Any person 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
Any person 18+ who live or work in high-risk settings
Any person 18... Read More
November 17, 2021
*Please note, this blog will discuss sexual assault, which may be triggering to some*
Do you feel safe on campus? Your answer to this question may have changed over the past few weeks. Recently, more and more survivors of sexual assault at the University of New Hampshire’s Durham campus are coming forward with their stories. This is extremely difficult to do, and these survivors should be appreciated and supported for their courage and strength to come forward. However, many of these people... Read More